A Lifelong Effect

Kathy Dean Experience, Fall 2020 Leave a Comment

Dr. Tom Strong ’67  As the first student body president of Mobile College – now the University of Mobile – Tom Strong worked side-by-side with new administrators and professors to build a college from the ground up.  The biology major from Bay Minette, Alabama, was on stage in Weaver Hall with founding president Dr. William K. Weaver Jr. when Ramses …

Spiritual Wellness

Michael Dumas Experience, Fall 2020 Leave a Comment

Dr. Tracey Henry ’02  It’s common practice for patients to ask their doctors for some measure of spiritual guidance, in addition to their medical expertise. University of Mobile alumna Dr. Tracey Henry is no exception, but unlike many physicians who don’t necessarily count godliness among their skills, she has a soul full of scriptural references, ripe for the giving.  “I really …

Finding Purpose in ‘Plan B’

Grace Thornton Experience, Fall 2020 Leave a Comment

Julie Hatcher Ralph ’92 Julie Hatcher Ralph said one thing she’s learned over the years is this — sometimes Plan B is better than Plan A. It was a lesson that started the moment she set foot on the University of Mobile campus, a place she hadn’t planned to go.  “I was born and raised in Mobile and all through …

A Global Perspective

Michael Dumas Experience, Fall 2020 Leave a Comment

Jesus Urmeneta ’11  Thanks to God and his intrepid parents, Jesus Urmeneta’s sense of family and community service knows no boundaries. A native Honduran, the 2011 School of Business graduate spent his youth traveling to the American South following a geographical connection his father formed during his tenure at Louisiana State University.  This helped Urmeneta develop a global perspective which led him to an …

Collaborative Experiences

Michael Dumas Experience, Fall 2020 Leave a Comment

George Kamel has made a career out of heeding his instincts, which led him to positions of influence with financial guru Dave Ramsey and beyond.  A Boston native, Kamel fell in love with Mobile on an impromptu trip which inspired him to fill out just a single college application, to the University of Mobile. He’d go on to graduate summa …

Retrospect

Zac Douglas Experience, Fall 2020 Leave a Comment

Attending college is a turning point in each of our lives. It’s our first chance to experience the world on our own and make lifelong friends along the way. It helped determine who you are and what you’ve become today. Graduating and moving on from the University of Mobile doesn’t mean leaving it all together. You’ll always be a part of the …

New Partnership Leads to Master of Social Work

Michael Dumas Fall 2020, Learning Leave a Comment

It takes truly inspired people to become social workers, and thanks to a new partnership between the University of Mobile and Samford University, students now have a fast track to enter the field.  The partnership enables students to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in sociology from the University of Mobile, plus a Master of Social Work …

New Master’s Degree Equips Leaders

Kathy Dean Fall 2020, Learning Leave a Comment

Looking for a master’s degree that will help you advance in your career? The University of Mobile has a new online graduate program in the School of Business designed to help you do just that: the Master of Science in Leadership and Communication. We asked Dr. Todd Greer, vice president for academic affairs, to tell us more.  Q. Who is this program built for?  …

Known for Possibilities

Grace Thornton Fall 2020, Learning Leave a Comment

Dr. Julie Biskner Dr. Julie Biskner has no problem admitting she didn’t care for politics when she was younger.  “All the way through high school, I hated history.  I hated politics. I thought it was really boring,” she said.  The topic she loved was psychology, but as she commuted back and forth from her classes at Central Michigan University to …

Known for Compassion

Grace Thornton Fall 2020, Learning Leave a Comment

Dr. Sarah Witherspoon ’94 & ’96  Dr. Sarah Witherspoon ’94 & ’96 says she loves to read people. She starts doing that the minute students walk into her classroom on the first day of a new semester — and she lets them know it’s happening.  But she says that shouldn’t make them feel nervous — if anything, she hopes it …