Coffee & Community

Jessica Sawyer Experience, Fall 2019

When Tori Acker graduated from the University of Mobile in 2017 with a degree in intercultural studies, she landed in a career that allows her to bridge the gap between cultures. Based in Alabaster, Alabama, her Vessel Coffee Co. started with a renovated trolley and desire to create a community. “Food and drink is a commonality in cultures, and coffee …

The Simple Greek

Jessica Sawyer Features, Spring 2019

Angela Prine ’02 & Bill Prine ’00 University of Mobile alumni and high school sweethearts Angela Chancellor Prine ’02, and Bill Prine ’00, never had the restaurant business on their radar. But after Bill read a story about The Simple Greek, a “fast casual” and growing Greek restaurant, the couple went to the restaurant’s discovery days for potential franchisees. “Doors …

Going Viral

Jessica Sawyer Experience, Spring 2019

You’ve likely seen the popular product of his work on Facebook. For funnyman Matt Mitchell, his daily work for “It’s a Southern Thing” – including videos for the “So True, Y’all” Facebook Watch page and the “Backporch Bickerin’” series – is a world away from his career starts in nonprofits and the public sector. A 2010 graduate of University of …

A Life of Service

Jessica Sawyer Faith, Winter 2018

Abbie George Maggio ’18 Abbie George Maggio was focused on a life of service even before she arrived at University of Mobile – but her time at UM would prepare her for ministry as an accomplished singer, songwriter and worship leader.  The 2018 Annie Boyd Parker Weaver Excellence Award winner, Maggio grew up in a family of ministry in Louisiana.  …

Real Success

Jessica Sawyer Experience, Winter 2018

For Chris Brazell, Cottage Hill Christian Academy head football coach, success isn’t measured by wins, though his track record certainly shows them. With a playoff spot secured early in the 2018 season, regular rankings in the Top 10 and weekly awards for players, this 2002 University of Mobile graduate and former UM baseball player has helped the school start a …