Creativity Thrives in UM Art Department

Kathy Dean Features, Giving, Learning, Spring 2022

Art is everywhere, from the image that appears when you turn on a cell phone to the billboard you see through your car window. It’s in the magazine you read, the packaging you open, the photos you share and the design of the mug that holds your coffee. Every piece of art communicates something, says University of Mobile art professor …

New School of Nurse Anesthesia Enrolls First Class

Kathy Dean Features, Learning, Spring 2022

The University of Mobile welcomed the inaugural class of students in August 2021 to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program in the new School of Nurse Anesthesia. Graduates of the 36-month DNAP program will be eligible to take the National Certification Examination required to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. UM has the first and only DNAP program in …

Faculty Focus

Kathy Dean Features, Learning, Spring 2022

Since Mobile College enrolled its first class in 1963, the University of Mobile has attracted expert faculty with a passion for integrating faith and learning. They invest in their students, both professionally and personally. That investment pays off in the lives of graduates such as UM President Lonnie Burnett ’79, who credits retired dean Dr. Hazel Petersen-Walter with seeing potential …

Advancing Growth

Kathy Dean Giving, Spring 2021

We all want to make a difference through our lives. The University of Mobile Office for Advancement exists to make that happen. It works as a matchmaker of sorts, matching the calling God has placed on your heart to a university need or project that can help you answer that call. The results can be life-changing – both for yourself …

Christian Calling

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2021

There is a skill set new pastors need to be effective in ministry that is hard to teach from a textbook alone. It comes with practical experience. The University of Mobile is giving students the benefit of that experience through the Center for Christian Calling, formerly the School of Christian Studies. The new name is part of a new initiative …

Ram Strong

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2021

OUR PANDEMIC YEAR Picture a speedboat and an aircraft carrier. Suddenly, an unforeseen obstacle, like an iceberg – or maybe a worldwide pandemic – is ahead. Which vessel can turn the fastest? That’s the analogy University of Mobile President Lonnie Burnett uses when describing how UM has not only survived, but thrived, during the pandemic. “A university of our size …

A Lifelong Effect

Kathy Dean Experience, Fall 2020

Dr. Tom Strong ’67  As the first student body president of Mobile College – now the University of Mobile – Tom Strong worked side-by-side with new administrators and professors to build a college from the ground up.  The biology major from Bay Minette, Alabama, was on stage in Weaver Hall with founding president Dr. William K. Weaver Jr. when Ramses …

New Master’s Degree Equips Leaders

Kathy Dean Fall 2020, Learning

Looking for a master’s degree that will help you advance in your career? The University of Mobile has a new online graduate program in the School of Business designed to help you do just that: the Master of Science in Leadership and Communication. We asked Dr. Todd Greer, vice president for academic affairs, to tell us more.  Q. Who is this program built for?  …

What It Means to Be Known

Kathy Dean Experience, Fall 2020

You are on a journey to discover God’s purpose for you. At the University of Mobile, you are challenged academically and renewed spiritually in a community where you are known.  Know Yourself. Know Your Calling. Be Known.  When Madison Bergeron’s father became the first in her Louisiana hometown to contract COVID-19, the University of Mobile student-athlete was also dealing with …

Retrospect

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2020

“Whether or not this College is built depends upon the response of Baptists in this area and upon individuals of other denominations and faiths who desire to help provide a Christian College to educate our fast-growing number of high school students.”– Mobile College Campaign Fund Brochure The University of Mobile is built on connections. It started with Baptist leaders in …