Making Rhymz With Grace

Kathy Dean Faith, Fall 2014

What are the three constellations named in Job 9:9? It’s hard enough to answer that question without looking up the verse. Try answering it on national television with cameras zoomed in for a close-up, two teams of Bible scholars standing beside you hoping – even praying – that you don’t know, and world-famous comedian Jeff Foxworthy waiting on your answer. …

Campus Grows: With Purchase of College Park Building

Kathy Dean Fall 2014, Giving

The University of Mobile campus is expanding through an agreement to purchase the College Park Baptist Church facility, as that congregation builds at another site. The purchase will add 14 acres to the university’s 880-acre campus and expand facilities by more than 32,000 square feet. The property is located adjacent to UMobile on the east side of College Parkway, across …

Let’s Build A Relationship

Kathy Dean Faith, Fall 2014

Decision makers from local businesses to national and international corporations are looking for beneficial partnerships that will add value to their product or service. In much the same way, the University of Mobile seeks partnerships with organizations whose values mesh with that of Christian higher education in general, and UMobile in particular. The job of matchmaking – developing mutually beneficial …

Pranksters Tell (Almost) All

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2014

There are some stories about pranks that aren’t fit to print in a family magazine. It had to be students on some other college campus who snuck into the library one night to put a dead possum in an air conditioning duct. Surely it wasn’t ministerial students who “borrowed” a Blockbuster drop-off box and placed it at the entrance to …

Raising Friends: Dr. Fred & Sue Lackey Memorial Scholarship

Kathy Dean Giving, Spring 2014

Dr. Fred Lackey’s official title at the University of Mobile is “assistant to the president” directing the school’s church and denomination relations. He prefers another title. “I call myself the Chief Resident Hugger of the University of Mobile,” Lackey said. His energetic embrace of life and passion for sharing God’s love with every person he meets has made Lackey an …

A Shared Vision: Tommy Northrup

Kathy Dean Faith, Fall 2013

Tommy Northrop had a vision, and he worked hard to make it happen. As CEO with a controlling interest in Barrow Fine Furniture, Tommy built a business that became the largest independently owned furniture store in Alabama. But Tommy had something else that he considered much more important – a relationship with the Lord. That relationship guided Tommy’s business practices, …

‘God Did It’

Kathy Dean Fall 2013

This is the story of God working through people to accomplish His end. -Dr. Mark Foley It was Thursday. The meeting in the Weaver Hall office of University of Mobile President Dr. Mark Foley had just wrapped up with approval of a design plan to turn a large classroom space in Martin Hall into a top-notch professional recording studio. But …