A Carnegie Dream Come True

Rivers Brunson Experience, Spring 2019

As the bass singer and one of four University of Mobile alumni in the classical crossover quintent Veritas, Scott Lawrence provides a strong and steady foundation to the group’s wide range of harmonies. But it is as a powerhouse soloist with an extraordinary vocal range that Lawrence recently brought a Carnegie Hall audience to its feet. The University of Mobile …

Going Viral

Jessica Sawyer Experience, Spring 2019

You’ve likely seen the popular product of his work on Facebook. For funnyman Matt Mitchell, his daily work for “It’s a Southern Thing” – including videos for the “So True, Y’all” Facebook Watch page and the “Backporch Bickerin’” series – is a world away from his career starts in nonprofits and the public sector. A 2010 graduate of University of …

UM Alumni Stars

Amber Kelley Experience, Spring 2019

Every year since 1967, University of Mobile sends graduates into the world to fulfill their professional calling for a Great Commission purpose. Since the first graduating class of 67 students, that number has grown to over 12,000 alumni – men and women whose spiritual formation and intellectual development were shaped during their years at a Christ-centered university. It’s an education …

Retrospect

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2019

Who would have thought, back in 1961 when Mobile College was founded, that software development was something the world needed? Or that you could use a degree in graphic design to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, or that studying kinesiology would open doors for sharing the Good News to the world of professional athletics? As University of Mobile has …

Ignite Your Why

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2019

Understanding ‘Why’ What is your “why?” It’s a question that businesses started asking of themselves in 2009, when author Simon Sinek wrote the bestselling book “Start With Why.” The idea, in essence, is that very few people or organizations know why they do what they do – instead, they are focused on what they do or how they do it. …

Rams Round-Up

John Killian Experience, Spring 2019

After a fall semester which saw a lot of Ram wins on the field of play and in the classroom, the University of Mobile Athletic Department is ready for a great spring semester. University of Mobile claimed the 2019 Southern States Athletic Conference Competitive Cheer Championship in January, giving the Rams two titles in the last three seasons. Thirteen student-athletes …

The Resolution That Changed Everything

Rivers Brunson Experience, Winter 2018

Dana Watson ’00 Dana Watson is the chief operating officer for the South Alabama division of Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes, holds three master’s degrees, and in pursuit of a doctorate in organizational leadership. But before the University of Mobile alumnus achieved all of this, he was first a resident of the Children’s Home himself.  He relayed his life story recently …

Building a Good Foundation

Kathy Dean Experience, Winter 2018

Michelle Manley Thomason ’92 Her University of Mobile education gave Michelle Manley Thomason a good foundation – one that ultimately landed her a seat on the bench as the presiding district judge in Baldwin County, Alabama. Now the 1992 graduate is excited about reconnecting with her alma mater to serve on the first Board of Directors of the new University …

Empowering

Rivers Brunson Experience, Winter 2018

Michele Rigby Assad is a powerhouse storyteller – but that’s how it goes when you’ve lived some powerful stories. Last spring, Julie Clow visited University of Mobile to speak at he Torch Society’s Spring Scholarship Banquet. The UM alumna, published author and head of global people development for CHANEL mentioned her brilliant sister who also had a book coming out. …

Real Success

Jessica Sawyer Experience, Winter 2018

For Chris Brazell, Cottage Hill Christian Academy head football coach, success isn’t measured by wins, though his track record certainly shows them. With a playoff spot secured early in the 2018 season, regular rankings in the Top 10 and weekly awards for players, this 2002 University of Mobile graduate and former UM baseball player has helped the school start a …