National Winner

Zac Douglas Experience, Spring 2021

Chris Walsh ’14 Chris Walsh had finished his enlistment with the United States Coast Guard and was unsure of his next step. Then his neighbor, a professor at the University of Mobile, helped him start a journey that would include national awards, a passion for his work, and a way to share his Christian faith. Walsh graduated from the University …

Amazing Science

Michael Dumas Experience, Spring 2021

Hannah Vester ’17 The college experience is one where a widening perspective can illuminate intimate connections within each student, and the broader world. At a minimum, this helps develop some elements of character and comprehension. For some, it is a revelation. Hannah Vester counts herself among the latter. A Tuscaloosa native, she was always strong in faith and captivated by …

Equipped to Serve

Michael Dumas Experience, Spring 2021

Jonina Brinson ’17 Years as a star athlete taught Jonina Brinson the merits of short- and long-term goals. The work someone puts in today may not manifest itself in immediate success, but with passion and dedication, positive outcomes will still occur. Mastering that concept is how the 2017 graduate earned multiple player of the year honors, and why her coaching …

Top Producer

Zac Douglas Experience, Spring 2021

Steven V. Taylor ’77 “And the Dove Award goes to… Steven V. Taylor!” University of Mobile alumnus Steven V. Taylor and co-producer Ed Cash were named Producer of the Year at the 2020 Dove Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. Steven and Ed worked together to create a project for Bethel Music entitled “Peace,” which turned out to be the catalyst for …

Give It Your All

Michael Dumas Experience, Spring 2021

Cody Scott ’15 Cody Scott’s goal has always been to make an impact on the people around him, and the world at large. Growing up, the Louisiana native was an amalgam of God-given talent and hard-earned skills, excelling on various fields of play and in the classroom. A 4.0 student, Scott was high school valedictorian and recruited to the University …

The Art of Becoming

Grace Thornton Experience, Spring 2021

Stewart Hawley says the feeling is strange and a little hard to describe, but a lot of theatre people have it. “There’s a yearning; you feel like acting is what you have to do to use your art to connect with and reach people,” he said. “There’s a need — kind of like being a minister — it’s something you …

Ram Strong

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2021

OUR PANDEMIC YEAR Picture a speedboat and an aircraft carrier. Suddenly, an unforeseen obstacle, like an iceberg – or maybe a worldwide pandemic – is ahead. Which vessel can turn the fastest? That’s the analogy University of Mobile President Lonnie Burnett uses when describing how UM has not only survived, but thrived, during the pandemic. “A university of our size …

Rams Round-Up

David Haney Experience, Spring 2021

The word “unusual” may be putting it lightly for collegiate athletic programs across the United States in 2020-2021. Athletic departments, including at the University of Mobile, saw spring athletic seasons for several sports come to an abrupt halt due to the global COVID-19 pandemic that swept across the United States in early 2020. Teams at UM that saw their seasons …

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 …