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 …

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 …

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 …

Veritas Has ‘Incredible Opportunity’

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

When the contemporary-classical vocal group Veritas sang at a conference in Houston early this year, they impressed a future presidential candidate who was also on the conference agenda. But it still was a surprise when the campaign manager for Dr. Ben Carson called in April with a request: would they sing on May 4 when Carson announced his candidacy for …

Teamwork: Crossing The Finish Line

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

Whatever your goal, wherever you set your finish line, you probably had some help getting there.   Maybe you have your own personal pit crew who refuels you for the next lap, helping you fine-tune your engine so you can keep moving ahead.   Or you are blessed with friends and family who believe in you enough to stand beside the road on a hot summer day, ready …