Veritas Has ‘Incredible Opportunity’

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

When the contemporary-classical vocal group Veritas sang at a conference in Houston early this year, they impressed a future presidential candidate who was also on the conference agenda. But it still was a surprise when the campaign manager for Dr. Ben Carson called in April with a request: would they sing on May 4 when Carson announced his candidacy for …

‘We Prepare Track-Layers for a Nation’

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2015

How do you turn a moving train? What if that train is the American culture and the track is unstable, the foundation has eroded, and all the people you love are aboard? Is the only outcome a horrible train wreck? That was the scenario posed by University of Mobile President Dr. Mark Foley as he addressed more than 1,200 UMobile …

Teamwork: Crossing The Finish Line

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

Whatever your goal, wherever you set your finish line, you probably had some help getting there.   Maybe you have your own personal pit crew who refuels you for the next lap, helping you fine-tune your engine so you can keep moving ahead.   Or you are blessed with friends and family who believe in you enough to stand beside the road on a hot summer day, ready …

No Limitations On Living The American Dream

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

When Dr. Ben Carson spoke at the 10th annual University of Mobile Leadership Banquet just four days before announcing his candidacy for president of the United States, he said the university has something the nation needs. “I want to talk a little bit tonight about our nation. It would be in good shape if the whole nation had the values …

Making Edna Proud

Kathy Dean Giving, Spring 2015

There was no doubt in Otis Brunson’s mind that his Murphy High School English teacher thought he was special. Miss Edna Olson had even picked out a girl she thought he ought to marry — something she would confess in later years to his wife, Jacquelyn, as they attended First Baptist Theodore together. “You don’t want to disappoint a person …

Prism Music

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

Music that will soon be performed by church choirs across the nation, including two songs by a University of Mobile student and graduate, were introduced to more than 200 worship pastors in Mobile in April. The music ministers came to Mobile for “The Retreat,” a conference presented by the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts, the Fisher-Brewer Worship Institute …

Legacy

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

The first thing Dr. Dwight Steedley thought when he saw Delaney Grizzle sitting in his math class was, “Gee, I’m getting old.” The second thing that came to mind was that the University of Mobile must be doing something very well for a family to send its third generation to the school. The professor and dean of the College of …

Honor What He Cherished

Kathy Dean Experience, Fall 2014

On the afternoon of the day her father died, Paige Ellison sat at her computer and sent an email to the University of Mobile. She addressed it to two men she had never met at a university whose campus she had never visited. This is what she wrote on Dec. 22, 2013 to Bill Hart, associate vice president for development, …

Learn Online

Kathy Dean Fall 2014, Learning

The University of Mobile’s first fully online bachelor’s degree – the Bachelor of Science in Marketplace Ministry – starts January 2015 with online courses in the areas of theology, biblical counseling and leadership. It signals the university’s move into online higher education and is the first of many online degrees for adults age 23 and older who want higher education …

Question Me An Answer: The Philosophy of Dr. Ted Mashburn

Kathy Dean Fall 2014, Learning

To think critically, comprehensively and compassionately; to ask the big questions and attempt the journey toward answers; to be bold, honest and, most of all, authentic – that’s what Dr. Ted Mashburn expects of his students. It’s also what he expects of himself. “It’s not about the answers – it’s about knowing the right questions. It’s the process, not the …