The World is Your Classroom

College is a transformative time for most. It is an opportunity to learn new things, meet new people and develop independence from your past. For me, college was just that – a time to go and explore new parts of …

Student-Devoted: What Sets Us Apart

Most universities say they care about students, but from my own experience at University of Mobile, I know there is something that sets UM apart from the rest. At University of Mobile, it’s more than just a slogan; it’s a …

A Tiny Home with Big Vision

There is so much in today’s society telling us we need more. The pressures to live up to the American dream can sometimes feel more like a nightmare. It has become easy to lose sight of what’s important in life, …

The Remembrance Tree

This particular Christmas story began in 1966 as a project of Annie Boyd Parker Weaver, wife of founding president Dr. William K. Weaver Jr. The university, then called Mobile College, had been open only three years, and Mrs. Weaver felt …

And the Greatest of These is Love

It was the fall of 1964. Linda Boykin Lyles ’67 was beginning her sophomore year as a member of the charter class at the new Mobile College, and Tom Lyles ’68 had just started his freshman year. They had seen …

Dreams Fulfilled

It was just a tremendous challenge,” he recalled recently. “There was nobody you could talk to about starting a college. You just knew what all had to be done, and I wasn’t sure I could measure up to it.” With wife Annie Boyd …