Friday was a day to celebrate for 66 graduates of the University of Mobile. The ceremony held this afternoon at the Redemption Church in Saraland was special for the school. It was the first graduation ceremony held in December since 1998 and it is one of only four fall ceremonies ever.
Many of today’s graduates have already have jobs ready for January. January can be an easier time to find a job than May when graduates flood the job market. Some grads are using their first jobs as stepping stones to bigger dreams. Families and graduates were excited.
“Overjoyed, overjoyed and so thankful,” said Abigail Pressley, who earned her Masters in Business. “I love the University of Mobile, obviously. This is seven years I’ve been here.”
“I had told registrar to just mail me my degree because it had been a journey,” said Eric Andrews, who earned his Masters in Art for Christian Ministries. “And so my wife said, ‘No, we have ten year-old twin boys.’ She said, ‘No, do it for the boys.’ So I decided to participate in the commencement.”
“I’m just excited and relieved to get my life going in January,” said David Haney, who was a Sociology Major.
The May graduation for the University of Mobile will also be special. It will be the first time in 41 years that the graduation ceremony will be held on campus.