Retrospect

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2020

“Whether or not this College is built depends upon the response of Baptists in this area and upon individuals of other denominations and faiths who desire to help provide a Christian College to educate our fast-growing number of high school students.”– Mobile College Campaign Fund Brochure The University of Mobile is built on connections. It started with Baptist leaders in …

Realized Potential

Michael Dumas Experience, Spring 2020

Tramaine Perry ’05 During his basketball career at the University of Mobile, it was easy to identify Tramaine Perry as a leader. The Rams’ star forward broke just about every meaningful record in school history and was part of several legendary teams. But those at the university charged with his personal and professional growth saw even greater potential in the …

My Soul Belongs to Him

Michael Dumas Experience, Spring 2020

Rianna Freeman Turner ’02 & ’05 Rianna Freeman Turner describes her paintings as a reflection of her true self: someone whose devotion to Jesus Christ inspires her to creatively bare her soul every day. So it’s telling that to experience her art is to step into a place of wonder, lightness and joy. While attending art classes at the University …

Connected for Life

Hannah Vester Experience, Spring 2020

The University of Mobile has been a lot of things for me, but friendship-curator must be my favorite. I moved to Mobile from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2012 to start my college career. I did not know a single person, but that did not last long. The University of Mobile offered so many ways to get involved, from student life events …

Serving the Church

Amber Kelley Experience, Spring 2020

Reid Guy, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Chickasaw, Alabama, doesn’t want to be a statistic. “Statistics show that 100 churches across our country close their doors every week,” he said. “And we don’t think God is ready for us to be one of those 100.” It takes prayer, hard work and many hands to revitalize a 30-member church …

What Parents Value

Jeremy and Donna Donald Experience, Spring 2020

As parents, we have felt many emotions about sending our daughter, Madi, off to college. The University of Mobile has helped us balance those emotions with a strong sense of confidence. There are many reasons we love sending our daughter to UM, but here are three specific ones: 1. Purpose Driven at Every Level. The University of Mobile is God-centered. …

Survey Says

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2020

A new survey of University of Mobile freshmen found over 97% would recommend UM to their friends, while over half said their favorite thing about the Christ-centered university is the people. “My favorite thing about UM so far has been how welcoming and encouraging everyone is. From my fellow peers to all the faculty, everyone has made this place feel …

It’s Unanimous

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2020

University of Mobile alumnus Lonnie A. Burnett, Ph.D., is the university’s fifth president, following his unanimous selection by the Board of Trustees on Nov. 22, 2019. The longtime history professor and dean was only six months into a 16-month term as interim president when the Board of Trustees made the position permanent. “It quickly became obvious there was no ‘interim’ …

More than a Coach

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2020

For Coach Mike Jacobs, the baseball field was never just a baseball field. “It was a mission field. He didn’t run a baseball program. He ran a discipleship program,” former player Jared Baria ’09 said at a memorial service held Dec. 7 at Jacobs Field. “Coach Jacobs always thought of the person first and the player second. He was preparing …