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, …

2014 Honorary Fellows Spring Luncheon

Terri McNellage Fall 2014, Learning

Retired Col. Wayne Sirmon was inducted into the University of Mobile Honorary Fellows at the annual luncheon held May 14 at Heron Lakes Country Club. Along with being presented a UMobile lapel pin and coin, he was given a framed Honorary Fellows certificate presented by Bill Hart, associate vice president for development. Dr. William K. Weaver Jr., founding president of …

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 …

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 …

Tell Me a Story

Stephen Tindal Fall 2014, Learning

Melissa Turner’s success as a children’s author stemmed from her love of storytelling and illustration. “Since I was young, I would draw little doodles and notes for people,” says Turner. “I have stacks of journals with little drawings and stories of funny things that happened during the day.” This 2003 graduate of the University of Mobile recently released her second …

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 …

Ram Run 2014

Shannon Mason Fall 2014, Giving

Looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday morning? Sign up for a Ram Run! Whether you’re running on the UMobile campus or at Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham, you will experience a family-friendly event with your UMobile family. The Mobile run was held on a foggy morning Saturday, April 12, at the University of Mobile. Beginning at …

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 …