Alumni Network Leads to Powerful Ministry

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2017

When Patrick Trawick ’06 was searching for a worship pastor to join a new church plant he was leading in North Carolina, he called fellow University of Mobile graduate Zach Adamson ’09for a recommendation. The two had traveled during their school years with the ensemble Vision, and Zach was now serving as worship pastor at 3Circle Church, where another Vision …

Seeing God’s Hand at Work

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2017

  As a member and past chairman of the University of Mobile Board of Trustees, Fred Wilson has had an insider’s view of the university’s challenges and successes for the past 11 years. What he has seen brings tears to his eyes. “For a Christian, your fundamental desire is to see God. We may not see Him physically as a …

Out with the Old, In with the New Steinway

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2017

University of Mobile is the 185th “All-Steinway School” in the world, after completing a year-long fundraising campaign to replace an inventory of aging pianos with 24 Steinway pianos. Now, students in the Christian university’s Alabama School of the Arts are practicing and performing on pianos considered by many professional musicians to be the finest instruments in the world. Sally Coveleskie, …

Creating a Lasting Legacy

Kathy Dean Giving, Spring 2017

Before there were computers, there was Doris Davis and her Rolodex. When attorney Massey Bedsole wanted to correspond with someone, he would call out from his office in Mobile to his longtime legal secretary, whose desk was just a few feet away. Plucking a card from her Rolodex, Doris would give Massey all the information he needed to write a …

A New Day, A New Journey

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2017

“University of Mobile is not just a university which students attend to gain an education but a pivotal point in each of their lives in shaping their intellectual understanding of one’s desired discipline while understanding the implications and practice within the context of Christ.” –Dr. Timothy L. Smith, President When Erika Samuels walked into the new Center for Excellence in …

Mother Would Be Proud’

Kathy Dean Fall 2016, Giving

The Louise VanLandingham Memorial Endowed Scholarship   After their mother passed away at age 84, Maureen Nichols was a bit afraid to tell her older sister what she did with a portion of the inheritance. She shouldn’t have worried. “I was ecstatic,” said Kathy Hawsey. With a donation to University of Mobile, Maureen established the Louise VanLandingham Memorial Endowed Scholarship. …

We Have a New President!

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2016

Introducing the 4th President of University of Mobile: Timothy L. Smith, PhD, PhD, CRNA, APRN   On the morning of April 11, 2016, the University of Mobile Board of Trustees gathered in Harrigan Center conference room on campus for a meeting that would set a new course for the future of the 54-year-old Baptist college. The first word from the …

Jordan & Whitney Van Matre w/Kennedy

A Gospel of Grace

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2016

Jordan Van Matre ’07, Owner/President, The Law Office of Jordan K. Van Matre, P.C.   “I’ve got this outward appearance that I’ve got it all together,” he said. “But God knows my heart, and I know the condition of my heart. Despite that, Christ loves me and accepts me as I am. The Gospel is about accepting that fact, and …

Hold on Tight: The Foley Years: 1998 – 2016

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2016

When 47-year-old Mark Foley walked out of the Board of Trustees meeting in Harrigan Center and into his first press conference as the newly elected president of the University of Mobile on Feb. 13, 1998, he was stepping onto shaky ground. The university’s previous president had launched a branch campus in Nicaragua, hoping it would provide a new source of …