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Miss UM Pageant set for Feb. 2; Tickets at the Door

The University of Mobile will host the 2013 Miss University of Mobile Pageant at the Saraland High School Auditorium on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. The pageant is an official Miss Alabama and Miss America preliminary. Tickets are $10 for the public and $5 for students with an ID card and will be available at the door the night of the pageant.

“These talented individuals are to be commended for setting their sights on excellence,” wrote Dr. Mark Foley, president of the University of Mobile. “The individual chosen to be Miss University of Mobile 2013 will demonstrate Christian character and grace, which is the essence of our university’s philosophy and values. She will serve as an official representative for this institution, its students, faculty, staff, and alumni at events throughout the region.”

The winning contestant will receive several prizes, including gifts from local businesses and tuition for one year at the University of Mobile. The Miss America Organization, the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women, is a sponsor of the event.

The contestants are as follows:

Chrystal McDill is a freshman from Panama City Beach, FL. She is performing a spoken word piece entitled “This Thing Called Life” with the platform “Pass It On.”

Holly Dunnam is a junior early childhood and elementary education major from Mobile, AL. She is performing sign language titled “You Are More” with the platform “Changing the Future – Mentoring Underprivileged Children.”

Victoria Creamer is a freshman worship leadership major from Brewton, AL. She is performing the song “Blessings” with a platform “Living a Life of Purity.”

Marlee Stevison is a junior worship leadership major from Satsuma, AL. She is performing the song “There You’ll Be” with a platform “A Home of Grace.”

Chelsea Seitz is a sophomore music major from Mobile, AL. She is performing the song “Gimme Gimme” with a platform “Children Helping Children.”

Jamie Kilpatrick is a sophomore biology major from Webb, AL. She is performing the song “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” with a platform “Feeling Good Inside and Out: Positive Body Image for a Healthy Lifestyle.”

Adrienne Smith is a sophomore early childhood and elementary education major from Gilbertown, AL. She is performing “Toccata in D Minor” on piano and her platform is “Don’t Let Your Life Go Up In Smoke.”

Ember Langley is a sophomore communication major from Fairhope, AL. She is performing the song “Glitter and Be Gay” with a platform “Changing the World with our Fingertips.”

Emily Kolakoski is a junior elementary education major from Daphne, AL. She is performing sign language called "Word of God Speak" with a platform “Homeless Advocacy.”

Tiffany Rowan is a sophomore worship leadership major from Fairhope, AL. She is performing the song “Don’t Rain on My Parade” with a platform “Save It For Later – The Dangers of Distracted Driving.”

The University of Mobile is a Christian university located near Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus about an hour from Gulf Coast beaches. Approximately 1,800 students are enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Christian Leadership, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and Center for Adult Programs.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.
By Will Drake, UMobile media relations writer

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