Class is out Friday at the University of Mobile, but it’s no day of rest.
Southern Baptist-affiliated UM is canceling classes so students can begin marking the school’s 50th anniversary by undertaking community service work throughout the area.
More than 1,100 students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees will fan out to 60 spots around Mobile and Baldwin counties volunteering their time. The effort is part of the university’s “Project Serve.”
University President Mark Foley said that Project Serve “has the potential to change lives in our community as well as on our campus.”