A Tiny Home with Big Vision

Heath Vester Experience, Fall 2017

There is so much in today’s society telling us we need more. The pressures to live up to the American dream can sometimes feel more like a nightmare. It has become easy to lose sight of what’s important in life, getting caught up in having it all or keeping up with the Jones’s. University of Mobile alumni Samantha and Adam …

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 …

When Nashville Calls

Samantha Moats Experience, Spring 2017

Meredith McCarson was 16 years old when she realized the Lord was calling her to Nashville, TN. This realization came when her father Ronnie McCarson, pastor of senior adults at Cottage Hill Baptist Church, took her to visit Music Row. Meredith fell in love with the city. Over the years, Meredith never lost sight of her Nashville dream and worked …

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 …

The Remembrance Tree

Heath Vester Experience, Spring 2017

This particular Christmas story began in 1966 as a project of Annie Boyd Parker Weaver, wife of founding president Dr. William K. Weaver Jr. The university, then called Mobile College, had been open only three years, and Mrs. Weaver felt something was needed to bring the young campus together. In the summer of 1966, while attending the annual national meeting …

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 …

Achieving My Dream

Renee Busby Experience, Spring 2016

Megan Brazel isn’t a school teacher, but when she goes to work every day she teaches people from around the world the importance of protecting the natural environment. The University of Mobile 2010 graduate is a park ranger for the National Park Service at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Megan has worked in all three districts of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, …

Brady & Emily King

One Step at a Time

Ashley Bonds Experience, Fall 2016

University of Mobile alumni Brady and Emily King earned their degrees in math and education, respectively, with the help of athletic scholarships. So when the 2014 graduates were deciding where to make a charitable contribution that would really make a difference, their own challenges of being student athletes came to mind. They prayed about the decision, and felt the Lord’s leading.. …

RamCorps Cruise with Duck Commander

Elissa Chamberlain Experience, Spring 2016

When the University of Mobile RamCorps embarked on the Duck Commander Cruise last Fall, they expected to be the house band and share the stage with the Robertson Family from the reality TV show “Duck Dynasty.” But nothing prepared the group for the unbelievable experience awaiting them on board: the baptism of dozens of people in the main pool of …

Rebecca Capone Johnson | Tim Johnson | Mazie Grace Johnson – Photography by Brian Kelley

This is What it Means to be Family

Rebecca Capone Johnson Experience, Fall 2016

When I was a student at the University of Mobile, we talked a lot about the “University of Mobile family.” It’s amazing how, in just four years, you can become so close to people who once were strangers, that you really do feel a special bond. It’s graduation season now, and I think back to when I graduated and was …