Students organize Young Mobile Spring Stroll, set for April 9

Thu, 03/11/2010 (All day)

March 11, 2010

Mobile, Ala. – Three Spring Hill College seniors have organized a networking event designed to connect college students and young professionals to the downtown Mobile community. The Young Mobile! (YoMo) Spring Stroll is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 9 at Cathedral Square on Dauphin Street.

Addie Brannin, an integrated communications major from Bay St. Louis, Miss.; Lindsey Peterson, a journalism major from Gulf Shores, Ala.; and Alana McLaughlin, an integrated communications major from Nashville, Tenn., developed the communications campaign and event.

Brannin said the goal of the Spring Stroll is to link students to the resources downtown Mobile has to offer, to develop students’ networking skills, and ultimately to contribute to the formation of young community leaders. Upon registering, event attendees will be invited to visit various businesses and organizations in downtown while enjoying local art exhibits, music, refreshments, and gaining access to internship or volunteer opportunities.

The YoMo Spring Stroll is hosted in conjunction with the LoDa Art Walk, and sponsors include the Downtown Mobile Alliance, the Mobile Arts Council, and the Mobile Area Young Professionals Alliance.

“The Downtown Mobile Alliance is delighted to be a part of the YoMo Spring Stroll. Downtown has always offered a great setting for young people to network, listen to live music, visit art galleries, and dine in a wide variety of restaurants. The YoMo event will help introduce all we have to offer to a whole new audience,” says Carol Hunter of the Downtown Mobile Alliance.

The event includes prize giveaways, student discounts at various restaurants, and an event program that contains tips on networking and details on how to best utilize the YoMo Spring Stroll.

For more information on the YoMo Spring Stroll, contact Addie Brannin at (228) 332-1202 or labrannin@stumail.shc.edu. Search for YoMo on Facebook or follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/YoMoUpdates

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About the Students:

Addie Brannin has held officer positions in the student organization AdPro (Advertising and Public Relations Organization), is a member of Delta Delta Delta fraternity, and a volunteer for the Mobile Arts Council. She is an intern at the local nonprofit agency Volunteer Mobile, Inc., and is a student worker for the SHC Communication Arts department.

Lindsey Peterson has served as Editor-in-Chief and Life and Culture Editor of the SpringHillian student newspaper, is an intern at the SHC Student Activities office, and is a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communications Honor Society. She was a tutor at Elizabeth S. Chastang Middle School and is now an after-school mentor at Dumas Wesley Community Center.

Alana McLaughlin has held several leadership roles within Delta Delta Delta fraternity and serves as a SpringHillian, an ambassador for the college who leads campus tours for prospective students. She assists the community through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), an organization that files income tax forms for low-income families.