Hobby Lobby founder to speak in Mobile

Mobile County

Welcome to WKRG’s “Mark Your Calendar” for Tuesday, February 19, 2019.  Today, John Nodar welcomes Kim Garrett and Lauren McCaghren to talk about the 14th annual University of Mobile Scholarship Banquet.

This year’s keynote speaker is Hobby Lobby founder, David Green.   The scholarship banquet is March 21, 2019, and is presented by Seymour. The signature event raises scholarship funds for University of Mobile students, so they can be challenged academically and renewed spiritually in a community where they are known.General admission tickets are $150 and may be purchased now at umobile.edu/banquet or through the University of Mobile Advancement Office at (251) 442-2587 or advancement@umobile.edu. 

The banquet will kick off at 6:30 p.m. March 21, at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center in downtown Mobile. The evening will include a silent auction to raise scholarship funds, hosted by the University of Mobile Torch Society, and entertainment from the Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile.

David Green built retail giant Hobby Lobby from humble beginnings, with a $600 loan.“We believe it is by God’s grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured. He has been faithful in the past; we trust Him for our future,” David says. The Greens have received numerous awards and are active on a variety of boards and involved in a myriad of ministry projects. David is a lifetime member of The Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame, part of the Entrepreneur of the Year Academy. Barbara was awarded the Canterbury Medal for Excellence in Religions Freedom, the highest honor bestowed by The Becket Fund.

The UM Scholarship Banquet brings speakers of national prominence to the Mobile area while raising scholarships for UM students. Previous UM Scholarship Banquet speakers included Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney, New York Times best-selling author and leadership expert John Maxwell, Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor Bret Baier, neurosurgeon and presidential candidate Ben Carson, President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, Col. Oliver North, presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Georgia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, and New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews.


WHAT:University of Mobile Scholarship Banquet
Keynote Speaker: David Green, founder, Hobby Lobby
WHEN:March 21, 2019  |  6:30 pm
WHERE:Arthur Outlaw Convention Center
PHONE:(251) 442-2587

About University of Mobile
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.


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