Baseball Alumni Game Hits A Home Run

Shannon Mason Experience, Spring 2015

The second annual Baseball Alumni Game was a success, with 40 people coming back to campus for an evening and fun and games. The game was held Nov. 1, 2014. The evening started with a welcome from Coach Mike Jacobs and a pizza dinner, followed by a Homerun Derby and then the Alumni Baseball Game. Alumni also had the chance …

Defining Success

Trey Taulbee Experience, Spring 2015

What does it take to be successful? While the classroom is a major part of the college experience, there are “soft” skills that students must learn in order to have a successful career. In fact, many students who aren’t “exceptional” in their classes can still be successful in their careers with the right combination of skills. The University of Mobile …

Prism Music

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

Music that will soon be performed by church choirs across the nation, including two songs by a University of Mobile student and graduate, were introduced to more than 200 worship pastors in Mobile in April. The music ministers came to Mobile for “The Retreat,” a conference presented by the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts, the Fisher-Brewer Worship Institute …

Legacy

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

The first thing Dr. Dwight Steedley thought when he saw Delaney Grizzle sitting in his math class was, “Gee, I’m getting old.” The second thing that came to mind was that the University of Mobile must be doing something very well for a family to send its third generation to the school. The professor and dean of the College of …

Honor What He Cherished

Kathy Dean Experience, Fall 2014

On the afternoon of the day her father died, Paige Ellison sat at her computer and sent an email to the University of Mobile. She addressed it to two men she had never met at a university whose campus she had never visited. This is what she wrote on Dec. 22, 2013 to Bill Hart, associate vice president for development, …

On a World Race

Trey Taulbee Experience, Fall 2014

An intense passion for travel led Stephanie Archer ‘10 to seize every trip opportunity as a UMobile student. Whether Urban Plunge, The Bridge, or University Missions – each trip gave her an opportunity to experience the world and share the Gospel. “The University of Mobile shaped my perspective of the necessity of world missions,” Archer said. “I was a part …

Saxophonist Nathan Woodward Releases Jazz Album with 8Eighty Records

Stephen Tindal Experience, Fall 2014

Saxophonist Nathan Woodward ’09 released a self-titled smooth jazz album through 8Eighty Records, the University of Mobile’s record label. The new album can be purchased online as a digital download for $10 at 8eightyrecords.com. The Pascagoula, MS native has emerged into the jazz, gospel and R&B industry as an outstanding saxophonist and composer. He began playing saxophone at the age …

First Women’s Soccer Alumni Game Scores Big

Shannon Mason Experience, Fall 2014

The first women’s soccer alumni game was a winner, with 30 players and one assistant coach returning to campus for a soccer game with new players. The event kicked off April 26, 2014 with a welcome and campus tour, followed by the alumni soccer game and a barbecue lunch. Some returning student-athletes and coaches got an early start on the …

Some Things Change, Some Stay the Same

David Cagle Experience, Fall 2014

When I drove on campus for the first time in almost 10 years, I was amazed at all of the updates to campus. The guard house at the front of the school, the front drive with new sidewalks, new dorms, a coffee shop and workout facility, a recording studio, and the list could go on… The campus and the amenities …