A Joyful Day of Celebration

Kathy Dean Fall 2017, Learning

In the flurry of festivities marking the historic inauguration of Dr. Timothy L. Smith as the fourth president of University of Mobile, one special moment stands out. It was the moment when over 300 students who had gathered in Ram Hall for a student-led praise and worship service encircled Smith and his wife, Penney, laying hands on the couple and …

Making History

Kathy Dean Fall 2017, Learning

What an Amazing Day!  Fifty years after the first graduating class received their diplomas on the front lawn of Weaver Hall, the University of Mobile Class of 2017 followed in their footsteps on May 13, becoming the first graduating class in 41 years to celebrate commencement on the campus where they earned their degrees. Members of the charter class of 1967 …

University of Mobile Scholarship Speaker John Maxwell Urges a “Life of Significance”

Kathy Dean Fall 2017, Learning

The difference between living a life of “success” or one of “significance” depends upon where you choose to add value, New York Times best-selling author and international leadership expert John Maxwell told University of Mobile students and supporters at the 12th annual University of Mobile Scholarship Banquet April 27. “Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is when …

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. …