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New Bunker Hill Society Prepares Next Generation to Lead Nation

Twelve college students have been selected as the first members of the new Bunker Hill Society, an elite program of the University of Mobile 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 Twelve 23 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.”

Twelve students were selected as inaugural members of the Bunker Hill Society through an application process and extensive professional interview. 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, and community leader Nikeland Nichols. Pamela Savage is the Mobile, Ala., service location director for Bethany Christian Services and 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. Nichols facilitates "Young Leaders of America" mentoring program for the Mobile County Public School system and is an accomplished musician whose credentials include having written and arranged for Grammy award winners and nominees.

For more information about the University of Mobile Center for Leadership, visit or call 251-675-7551.

Members of the Bunker Hill Society are:

Katie Allred, a junior majoring in computer information systems from Clanton, Ala.

Jessica Catlin, a sophomore majoring in political science from Sylvan Springs, Ala.

Jeremy Crews, a sophomore majoring in theology and humanities from Weaver, Ala.

Sara Dye, a sophomore majoring in nursing from Huntsville, Ala.

Candace Early, a junior majoring in early childhood and elementary education from Mobile, Ala.

Joshua Hembree, a junior majoring in political science from Mobile, Ala.

Kala Holt, a junior majoring in English and humanities from Goodwater, Ala.

Seth Lamb, a sophomore majoring in accounting from Anniston, Ala.

Ashley Shelton, a junior majoring in business administration from Mobile, Ala.

Daniel Wattier, a junior majoring in psychology and sociology from Mobile, Ala.

Annaclaire Wilbanks, a sophomore majoring in marketing from Clinton, Miss.

Amy Wright, a junior majoring in global business from Mobile, Ala.

Joshua Hembree, a member of the new society and vice president of the university’s Student Government Association, said, “Through the Bunker Hill Society, we are developed and trained to be the Christ-like leaders of our generation with the intention of leading our country back to Christ.”

Front L-R Nikeland Nichols, Candace Early, Amy Wright, Pamela Savage, Joe Savage
Middle L-R Joshua Hembree, Annaclaire Wilbanks, Ashley Shelton, Sara Dye, Seth Lamb
Back L-R Daniel Wattier, Katie Allred, Jessica Catlin, Kala Holt, Jeremy Crews

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