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University of Mobile Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff at Annual Spring Luncheon

The University of Mobile presented awards to faculty and staff to commemorate their dedication and advancement of the institution during the annual Faculty/Staff Spring Luncheon on April 30.

UMobile presented the Emma Frances Megginson Service Award to Mattie Easter for her dedication to the University of Mobile and service to the community. Easter is assistant professor of nursing and coordinator of nursing admissions for the School of Nursing.

The William Megginson Teaching Award was presented to Debra Chancey for excellence of teaching inside and outside the classroom. Chancey is instructor in education in the School of Education.

The Mitford Ray Megginson Research Award was presented to Dr. Ted Mashburn for published works that enhance his professional field. Mashburn is associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of humanities.

The University of Mobile also rewarded three faculty members for career advancement, granting tenure to Professor of Music Dr. Alan Wayne Miller, dean of the Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and dean of the School of Worship Leadership.

The university promoted Dr. Troy L. Henderson to associate professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences and Mrs. Brenda R. Chastain to assistant professor of education in the School of Education.

Additionally, UMobile granted service awards to faculty and staff.

Twenty-Five Year Service Award: JB Locke

Twenty Year Service Award: Diann Carithers, Mitch Davis, Kathy Dean, Kim Fobes, Pam Miller, Shirley Sutterfield

Fifteen Year Service Award: Dr. Mark Foley, Calvester Marks, Haley Rodgers, Donna Wilkins

Ten Year Service Award: Roger Breland, James Gilley, Metra Larkin, Latanya McGadney, Alan Miller, Jeffrey Quiett, Rusty Roberts

Five Year Service Award: Brenda Chastain, Scott Dearmon, Danette Irwin, Lynnelle Kahalley, Sarah Noble, Bob Olsen, Lesa Reed, Melanie Rice, Stephen Schuler, Brad Swiger, Dominique Tandy, DJ “Trey” Taulbee

The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near 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. 

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By Will Drake

Mattie Easter presented Emma Frances Megginson Service
Award by UMobile President Dr. Mark Foley

Dr. Debra Chancey presented William Megginson Teaching
Award by Dr. Mark Foley

Dr. Mark Foley presents Mitford Ray Megginson Research
Award to Dr. Ted Mashburn

Dr. Al Miller