Expect a Surprise | Dr. Karen Dennis

Grace Thornton Fall 2019, Learning

Karen Dennis says she vividly remembers the day when she realized all the things she had been trained to do weren’t enough. Her nephew was struggling to read, and it seemed no one could help him. Dennis, a young teacherat the time, decided to give it a shot — and she couldn’t help him either. “He has dyslexia,” she said. …

Understand the Past | Dr. Matthew Downs

Grace Thornton Fall 2019, Learning

Matthew Downs says the first thing he asks every new class is simply this — “Do you like history?” “They can tell me ‘no’ — that’s totally fine,” he said. “But what I want them to know and take away is that we all have a past — I do, you do, Mobile does, and Alabama does. If we don’t …

It Happens All the Time

Kathy Dean Fall 2019, Learning

“Their mentoring helped me to grow and become stronger in my faith while attending UM, but most importantly after I graduated and as I continue to move forward with life.” – Alexia Washington ’17 & ’19 If a natural or man-made disaster strikes the gulf coast of Alabama, the person in charge of the military response is University of Mobile …

Rams Round-Up

David Haney Experience, Fall 2019

Mike Jacobs Named Athletic Director The founder of University of Mobile’s baseball and softball programs and head coach of UM baseball, Mike Jacobs, is the university’s new athletic director. The UM Athletic Department is one of the largest in the NAIA, with 18 varsity sports. Jacobs remains head coach of the baseball program and enters his 31st season in that …