Pranksters Tell (Almost) All

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2014

There are some stories about pranks that aren’t fit to print in a family magazine. It had to be students on some other college campus who snuck into the library one night to put a dead possum in an air conditioning duct. Surely it wasn’t ministerial students who “borrowed” a Blockbuster drop-off box and placed it at the entrance to …

Alumni Play Baseball Under the Lights

Nancy Snodgrass Experience, Spring 2014

On a clear, chilly night in November, 40 former UMobile baseball players returned to the university to be among the first to play under the new lights at Jacobs field. The evening began with a cookout for the players, their families and friends of the university. A tour of the facilities followed which included the new batting cage and locker …

And the Greatest of These is Love

Heath Vester Experience, Spring 2013

It was the fall of 1964. Linda Boykin Lyles ’67 was beginning her sophomore year as a member of the charter class at the new Mobile College, and Tom Lyles ’68 had just started his freshman year. They had seen each other around campus – something that wasn’t hard to do at a school with one classroom building and two …

Dreams Fulfilled

Heath Vester Experience, Spring 2012

It was just a tremendous challenge,” he recalled recently. “There was nobody you could talk to about starting a college. You just knew what all had to be done, and I wasn’t sure I could measure up to it.” With wife Annie Boyd Parker “B” Weaver at his side, the founding president of Mobile College/University of Mobile accepted the challenge. He led the college from …

1960 Aerial Photo

Rekindle Your Heart

Heath Vester Experience, Fall 2011

“During the fall of 1963, Mobile College began its first academic year. This was a giant step into the realm of higher education and it made a new way of life available for many students. This first year at Mobile College shall always be hallmarked as the light that opened the world to these people, as well as to the …

A Ram I Am

Heath Vester Experience, Spring 2011

University of Mobile students were on their feet, screaming wildly as the final seconds ticked down. A win was just a point away when the fans started that familiar cheer. “Go Knights!” Knights? That’s what might have been. But members of the first freshman class of brand new Mobile College took their responsibility for choosing a mascot seriously, recalled Tom …