UM Ambassadors – At Your Service

Trey Taulbee Experience, Fall 2017

University of Mobile Ambassadors is a new group of passionate, intelligent student leaders devoted to serving the university and the greater community. Through a rigorous interview and selection process, 11 students from varying backgrounds were chosen to be in the inaugural class and are considered ambassadors until they graduate. Ambassadors must go through an intense training process that includes interaction …

Furthering the Kingdom

Trey Taulbee Faith, Fall 2017

In 1973, Deborah Robinson Nelson ‘76 took some time off from college to plan her wedding. “Everyone knows wedding time is crazy,” says Nelson. She had been attending another larger university that “just didn’t feel right,” so she decided to enroll at Mobile College close to home. “I loved the school – loved the smallness, but it still had a …

The Great Commission (and a New Tradition)

Trey Taulbee Faith, Spring 2017

University of Mobile’s commitment to being a Christ-centered institution focused on rigorous academics within the context of a Biblical worldview will be symbolically represented with a new campus centerpiece currently under construction – the Great Commission Globe. The Great Commission Globe is a granite sphere engraved with a map of the world. Water emerging from the top will cascade over …

Focus Fridays: A Time to Refresh, Renew, and Reinvigorate

Trey Taulbee Experience, Spring 2017

  Students, faculty and staff returned to campus in January with a new academic schedule and an expanded selection of extracurricular opportunities. The university switched to a 4-day academic week and designated Focus Fridays as a time when the university family can join together in learning, service and rest. Why a 4-Day Week? Progressive companies across the United States have …

Shining Light

Trey Taulbee Faith, Spring 2016

Morgan Carnley is grateful to University of Mobile for lighting the path to her future. Today, Morgan is a shining example of how giving back to the community leads to opportunities. “Had I not attended the University of Mobile, I would never have met John and Dolores Eads and joined their team at Light of the Village,” said Morgan. John …

Intentional Influence

Trey Taulbee Experience, Spring 2016

A few years after Mobile College was established, two dorms were built on campus – one for women, one for men. These provided housing for roughly 100 students, as Mobile College was mainly a commuter campus. The community was tight-knit, even as new living areas were built over the next 25 years. But fast-forward to today and University of Mobile’s …

Jared Freeman: A New Day, A New Age, A New CEO

Trey Taulbee Experience, Spring 2016

The biggest obstacle Jared Freeman had to overcome to be president and CEO of one of Alabama’s oldest credit unions was his age. “Age discrimination is real, and I found that it works the other way – you’re too young, you don’t have any gray hair, you don’t have enough life experiences, you don’t know enough, there’s no way this …

Defining Success

Trey Taulbee Experience, Spring 2015

What does it take to be successful? While the classroom is a major part of the college experience, there are “soft” skills that students must learn in order to have a successful career. In fact, many students who aren’t “exceptional” in their classes can still be successful in their careers with the right combination of skills. The University of Mobile …

Called To Compose

Trey Taulbee Learning, Spring 2015

A young Steve Dunn may have never imagined himself teaching a college course. After all, he was too busy composing, arranging and orchestrating to see that far into the future. But several years and church ministry positions later, Dunn is the much-loved assistant professor of music and director of symphonic winds at the University of Mobile. An Early Start Dunn …