A Life of Service

Jessica Sawyer Faith, Winter 2018

Abbie George Maggio ’18 Abbie George Maggio was focused on a life of service even before she arrived at University of Mobile – but her time at UM would prepare her for ministry as an accomplished singer, songwriter and worship leader.  The 2018 Annie Boyd Parker Weaver Excellence Award winner, Maggio grew up in a family of ministry in Louisiana.  …

Women & Work

Martha Simmons Faith, Winter 2018

It’s an internal debate with which many women of faith struggle: Am I serving God best by working in a job in the secular world, or should I be staying at home to take care of my family? Childhood friends and University of Mobile graduates Courtney Cassady Moore and Mary Carlisle Wiley are tackling that quandary through their Women & …

Christ-Centered: Making Disciples, Loving the Church

Trey Taulbee Faith, Spring 2018

Almost 90 percent of students raised in an evangelical home will leave the church during their college years. Let that sink in. In perhaps the most impressionable four years of their lives, students will abandon the faith foundations instilled in them by their parents and churches. Furthermore, less than half of practicing Christians are engaged in discipleship activities like attending small groups, studying …

A Creative Missionary

Rivers Brunson Faith, Fall 2017

Katie Allred ’12 Armed with an eye for design, a clever wit, a deep love for people, and the ability to fix anything tech-related, University of Mobile 2012 graduate Katie Allred just may change the world. Since her launch from UM, Katie has become known as a rising star in the world of church communications. Officially, she is web content …

Furthering the Kingdom

Trey Taulbee Faith, Fall 2017

In 1973, Deborah Robinson Nelson ‘76 took some time off from college to plan her wedding. “Everyone knows wedding time is crazy,” says Nelson. She had been attending another larger university that “just didn’t feel right,” so she decided to enroll at Mobile College close to home. “I loved the school – loved the smallness, but it still had a …

Alumni Network Leads to Powerful Ministry

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2017

When Patrick Trawick ’06 was searching for a worship pastor to join a new church plant he was leading in North Carolina, he called fellow University of Mobile graduate Zach Adamson ’09for a recommendation. The two had traveled during their school years with the ensemble Vision, and Zach was now serving as worship pastor at 3Circle Church, where another Vision …

Seeing God’s Hand at Work

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2017

  As a member and past chairman of the University of Mobile Board of Trustees, Fred Wilson has had an insider’s view of the university’s challenges and successes for the past 11 years. What he has seen brings tears to his eyes. “For a Christian, your fundamental desire is to see God. We may not see Him physically as a …

The Great Commission (and a New Tradition)

Trey Taulbee Faith, Spring 2017

University of Mobile’s commitment to being a Christ-centered institution focused on rigorous academics within the context of a Biblical worldview will be symbolically represented with a new campus centerpiece currently under construction – the Great Commission Globe. The Great Commission Globe is a granite sphere engraved with a map of the world. Water emerging from the top will cascade over …

A New Day, A New Journey

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2017

“University of Mobile is not just a university which students attend to gain an education but a pivotal point in each of their lives in shaping their intellectual understanding of one’s desired discipline while understanding the implications and practice within the context of Christ.” –Dr. Timothy L. Smith, President When Erika Samuels walked into the new Center for Excellence in …

Shining Light

Trey Taulbee Faith, Spring 2016

Morgan Carnley is grateful to University of Mobile for lighting the path to her future. Today, Morgan is a shining example of how giving back to the community leads to opportunities. “Had I not attended the University of Mobile, I would never have met John and Dolores Eads and joined their team at Light of the Village,” said Morgan. John …