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Bunker Hill Society Selects 2012 Leadership Class

Thirteen college students have been selected as new members of the Bunker Hill Society, a program of the University of Mobile Center for Leadership to prepare the next generation to be influential leaders in America.

The Bunker Hill Society is an outgrowth of UMobile Center for Leadership's Twelve23 Movement, which aims to equip leaders of all generations to become a transforming influence in the revitalization of Christian faith and character in America.

"Our goal through the Bunker Hill Society is to assist college students to become America's best leaders," said Dr. Joe Savage, director of the UMobile Center for Leadership and the Twelve23 Movement. "We chose the name ‘Bunker Hill' because the early colonists who fought for liberty in the famous battle showed incredible fortitude, toughness and determination against a much larger enemy."

Bunker Hill Society members are selected through an application and extensive professional interview process. In addition to receiving personal mentorship and development, society members will interact directly with successful leaders in a variety of professions who exemplify quality leadership and Christian influence.

Students will also "gain a first-hand knowledge of the many social issues confronting America and learn viable solutions for positive change," according to Savage, whose aim is to help leaders fulfill their responsibility to God as American citizens through programs such as the Bunker Hill Society and the Twelve23 Movement.

In addition to Savage, the Bunker Hill Society is led by licensed certified social worker Pamela Savage, his wife. She has 15 years of experience in the field of child welfare and two years of experience in the field of adult and adolescent mental health. Nikeland Nichols, director of RamKids and Music in Action at the University of Mobile, also serves as a Bunker Hill Society mentor.

For more information, contact the UMobile Center for Leadership at 251.442.2555 or visit

Front row from left: Kelsey Moore, Brittany Hilbun, Emily Hembree, Emily Wieber,
and Amy Wright, assistant director of the Center for Leadership.
Middle row: Dr. Joe Savage, director of Center for Leadership, Niss Lagahi, Anna
Rhodes, Allie Wheeler, Anna McMullen, mentor Pam Savage.
Back row: Denver Hawsey, Wes Allred, William Dorminy, Steven Stewart.

Newly inducted members of the Bunker Hill Society are:

Wesley Allred, a junior marketing major from Clanton, Ala.

William Dorminy, a junior worship leadership major from Dothan, Ala.

Denver Hawsey, a junior accounting major from Flomaton, Ala.

Emily Hembree, a sophomore accounting / international relations major from Mobile, Ala.

Brittany Hilbun, a sophomore humanities / sociology major from Lucedale, Miss.

Jessica Hughes, a sophomore music education major from Fairhope, Ala.

Niss Lagahi, a sophomore accounting major from Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Anna McMullen, a junior early childhood and elementary education major from Mobile, Ala.

Kelsey Moore, a sophomore worship leadership major from Auburn, Ala.

Anastasia Rhodes, a sophomore English and humanities major from Mobile, Ala.

Steven Stewart, a junior worship leadership major from Anchorage, Alaska.

Allie Wheeler, a sophomore early childhood and elementary education major from Baton Rouge, La.

Emily Rose Wieber, a sophomore vocal performance major from Jacksonville, Fla.

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