Devoted to Service

Kathy Dean Features, Spring 2018

Jessica Catlin ’13 | Assistant District Attorney, Mobile County As an assistant district attorney for the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, Jessica Catlin is pursuing her professional calling. Now, this University of Mobile alumna encourages current students to discover and pursue their own callings. She helps Dr. Julie Biskner, associate professor of political science, coach UM’s Mock Trial Team and …

Follow Your Passion

Kathy Dean Features, Spring 2018

Morgan Copes ’09 & ’11 | Vice President, Birmingham FC, LLC Co-founder, The Birmingham Hammers Morgan Copes believes in following your passion – and in seeking advice along the way. That’s especially true if the advice comes from your former professors in the University of Mobile School of Business. Morgan’s passion is soccer, and he loved playing forward from 2005 …

Academically-Focused: Academic Rigor, Living Laboratories

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2018

The days of sitting in a college classroom for an hour while a professor lectures are gone. Today’s students expect a robust learning environment that extends beyond the classroom. This fresh, new approach is changing how UM professors teach – and even where they teach – as classrooms convert into living laboratories and partnerships are developed that take students from all academic disciplines off campus and into the community for internships, mentoring and professional experiences. …

Know and Be Known

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2018

“At University of Mobile, to ‘Know and Be Known’ is really a lifetime journey about the process of preparing intellectually and spiritually. In the journey of a life, it’s about bringing Christ to the forefront, so that He is the one to be known through your faith and your works.” – Dr. Timothy L. Smith, President  “This is a university that …

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, …