My UM Story: Leslie Bryan ’09 &’15

Leslie Bryan Experience, Features, Spring 2022

My mother, Benita West, graduated from Mobile College in 1982 and has always spoken highly of the school. As a local resident of Saraland, Alabama, growing up I truly did not understand what a gem we had right here in our back yard. As I was getting ready to graduate high school from Faith Academy in 2005, my parents suggested …

My UM Story: Treii Pace ’11

Treii Pace Experience, Features, Spring 2022

I played basketball in high school, so when I received a basketball scholarship to attend a local community college; I was eager to accept the offer. However, that was put on hold due to a broken finger I sustained before the tryout day. Therefore, I was ineligible to receive the scholarship to that particular college that year. The coach encouraged …

My UM Story: Chip Travis ’89

Chip Travis Experience, Features, Spring 2022

It was a set of very unusual circumstances that led to me getting to the college – I received an offer to come play tennis. I was 21 at the time and had only been playing tennis since graduating high school. The summer of 1985 I won a couple tennis matches against some prominent local players, and this caught the …

Athletics Makes Huge Impact

David Haney Experience, Features, Spring 2022

Alejo Binaghi played soccer and dreamed of being a professional player since he was three years old. Today, because of the University of Mobile intercollegiate athletic program, that dream is within his grasp. After an outstanding year that brought the Rams to a second-place finish in the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship finals in December 2021, UM student athletes and …

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 …