A Lifelong Effect

Kathy Dean Experience, Fall 2020

Dr. Tom Strong ’67  As the first student body president of Mobile College – now the University of Mobile – Tom Strong worked side-by-side with new administrators and professors to build a college from the ground up.  The biology major from Bay Minette, Alabama, was on stage in Weaver Hall with founding president Dr. William K. Weaver Jr. when Ramses …

Spiritual Wellness

Michael Dumas Experience, Fall 2020

Dr. Tracey Henry ’02  It’s common practice for patients to ask their doctors for some measure of spiritual guidance, in addition to their medical expertise. University of Mobile alumna Dr. Tracey Henry is no exception, but unlike many physicians who don’t necessarily count godliness among their skills, she has a soul full of scriptural references, ripe for the giving.  “I really …

Finding Purpose in ‘Plan B’

Grace Thornton Experience, Fall 2020

Julie Hatcher Ralph ’92 Julie Hatcher Ralph said one thing she’s learned over the years is this — sometimes Plan B is better than Plan A. It was a lesson that started the moment she set foot on the University of Mobile campus, a place she hadn’t planned to go.  “I was born and raised in Mobile and all through …

A Global Perspective

Michael Dumas Experience, Fall 2020

Jesus Urmeneta ’11  Thanks to God and his intrepid parents, Jesus Urmeneta’s sense of family and community service knows no boundaries. A native Honduran, the 2011 School of Business graduate spent his youth traveling to the American South following a geographical connection his father formed during his tenure at Louisiana State University.  This helped Urmeneta develop a global perspective which led him to an …

Collaborative Experiences

Michael Dumas Experience, Fall 2020

George Kamel has made a career out of heeding his instincts, which led him to positions of influence with financial guru Dave Ramsey and beyond.  A Boston native, Kamel fell in love with Mobile on an impromptu trip which inspired him to fill out just a single college application, to the University of Mobile. He’d go on to graduate summa …

Retrospect

Zac Douglas Experience, Fall 2020

Attending college is a turning point in each of our lives. It’s our first chance to experience the world on our own and make lifelong friends along the way. It helped determine who you are and what you’ve become today. Graduating and moving on from the University of Mobile doesn’t mean leaving it all together. You’ll always be a part of the …

What It Means to Be Known

Kathy Dean Experience, Fall 2020

You are on a journey to discover God’s purpose for you. At the University of Mobile, you are challenged academically and renewed spiritually in a community where you are known.  Know Yourself. Know Your Calling. Be Known.  When Madison Bergeron’s father became the first in her Louisiana hometown to contract COVID-19, the University of Mobile student-athlete was also dealing with …

Welcome to The U!

Zac Douglas Experience, Fall 2020

Over the summer of 2020, the University of Mobile Bookstore closed its doors. We said “goodbye” to the rows of books and “hello” to stuffed rams, UM flags, tumblers, beach towels and other exclusive items designed specifically to help you show your school pride.  Welcome to The U, the new and improved University of Mobile Store.  “We are excited about …

Rams Round-Up Fall 2020

David Haney Experience, Fall 2020

Beach Volleyball Starts Spring 2021  The University of Mobile adds one of the fastest-growing sports in the nation – beach volleyball – to its athletic line-up this year. The program serves up its inaugural season during spring semester of 2021. That gives UM a total of 19 sports, making the Rams one of the largest athletic programs in the National …