Congratulations, University of Mobile Class of 2014!
Here are some photos of a memorable day for about 330 graduates of the University of Mobile and their families.
UMobile President Dr. Mark Foley presents the Annie Boyd Parker Weaver Excellence Award to Mallory Searcy, voted the outstanding female student by the university faculty.
Seth Brasher received the William K. Weaver Jr. Excellence Award, presented to the outstanding male student chosen by vote of the university faculty.
University of Mobile's First Lady, Marilyn Foley, delivered the commencement address for the 48th graduation ceremony.
The Rev. Joseph Johnson, center, received the honorary Doctor of Divinity. Johnson, a UMobile graduate, is senior pastor of Mount Hebron Church Ministries in Mobile, Alabama. At left is Dr. Dale Younce, professor of Christian Ministries, and UMobile President Dr. Mark Foley is at right.
Dr. Dale Younce, retiring professor of Christian ministries, received the Shofar Award for steadfastness in ministry. Younce was honored for his more than 60 years of active Christian ministry, including 20 years as a full-time faculty member and additional years as an adjunct professor in the School of Christian Ministries. Best known by students for his exhortation to “read your Bible,” he has been loved and admired through the years.
Fred Wilson, chairman of the University of Mobile Board of Trustees, announced the two top student awards presented to Mallory Searcy and Seth Brasher.
Dr. Fred Lackey, assistant to the president for church relations, gave the benediction.