Unto the Least of These

Lesa Moore Faith, Spring 2016

Imagine young girls like Axenia, a 16-year-old living in Moldova in Eastern Europe, who lost her father when she was only six years old. After his death, her mother could not afford to continue taking care of her, so Axenia was placed in an orphanage. Unfortunately, this fate is all too familiar in that country. According to ehouseforgirls.org, Moldova is …

‘We Prepare Track-Layers for a Nation’

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2015

How do you turn a moving train? What if that train is the American culture and the track is unstable, the foundation has eroded, and all the people you love are aboard? Is the only outcome a horrible train wreck? That was the scenario posed by University of Mobile President Dr. Mark Foley as he addressed more than 1,200 UMobile …

From Malawi to Mobile

Renee Busby Faith, Spring 2015

When Kingstone Govati ’10 left home to pursue a college degree at the University of Mobile, it was especially difficult leaving his family. He lived in the Republic of Malawi, a country in southeast Africa, thousands of miles away from the University of Mobile. The distance meant Kingstone couldn’t go home on weekends or holidays to see his father and …

On Mission: From PB&J to Portland

Renee Busby Faith, Spring 2015

Chandra Martin can still hear the words University of Mobile President Dr. Mark Foley told her and other graduates including her husband, Justin Martin, at the university’s 2004 commencement. “Go change the world,” Foley challenged. Those four words describe the couple’s mission – one they began long before they graduated. “While we were students at the University of Mobile, the …

Planting Practical Seeds

Lesa Moore Faith, Spring 2015

When Dr. Sevints Nuriyeva met Dr. Jane Finley, dean of UMobile’s School of Business, while representing her college at a conference last year, she knew it was “definitely an answer to prayer.” Originally from Kazakhstan, Nuriyeva has experience teaching college students there as well as in South Korea and the United States. She was interested in moving back to the …

A Unique Mission Field: 50 Years of Miss UM

Trey Taulbee Faith, Spring 2015

Almost everyone has seen “the face” – the face of outright surprise when a young woman hears her name called and her head is donned with the coveted crown. There is no amount of feigned shock or surprise that can accurately depict the emotion of that moment. It is, essentially, as “surreal” as it gets, reflects Miss UM 2010 Sarah …

Singing Truth

Stephen Tindal Faith, Fall 2014

The University of Mobile has earned a reputation for musical excellence in the 53 years since it was founded, creating dozens of incredible ensembles and bringing talented students together to make unique blends of music that are heard around the world. UMobile musical groups have made appearances in international concerts, at the White House and the Pentagon, and even at …

I Lived A Dream

D.J. Giaritelli Faith, Fall 2014

Attending the University of Mobile was one of the best decisions I ever made. Through the opportunities and experiences I gained as a student, I grew as a person and a leader. I developed skills that have prepared me for my future. The greatest of these, I believe, was the opportunity to travel for two years with the Winter Jam …

Belief In Making An Impact: Project Serve 2014

Lesa Moore Faith, Fall 2014

“RamCorps was truly blessed to be invited to the Strickland Youth Center. Our college students have an instant rapport with these youth ages 12-18, and the music we perform engages youth because it is dynamic and exciting with visual movement. Through testimonies by UMobile students and one-on-one prayer time, we saw many life-changing commitments with the Strickland Youth. We can …

Making Rhymz With Grace

Kathy Dean Faith, Fall 2014

What are the three constellations named in Job 9:9? It’s hard enough to answer that question without looking up the verse. Try answering it on national television with cameras zoomed in for a close-up, two teams of Bible scholars standing beside you hoping – even praying – that you don’t know, and world-famous comedian Jeff Foxworthy waiting on your answer. …