Rams Round-up

David Haney Features, Spring 2020

Beach Volleyball Coming Spring of 2021 Beach volleyball is one of the fastest-growing college sports in the nation, and the University of Mobile will join the competition when the Rams beach volleyball program starts in the 2020-2021 academic year. Indoor volleyball Head Coach Jon Campbell will lead the new beach volleyball program, assisted by current indoor volleyball assistant coaches Amber …

Coming Home

Kathy Dean Fall 2019, Features

Allie Normand Ratcliff is coming home. And she’s inviting all of her University of Mobile family to come home, too. The 2015 graduate is UM’s new director of alumni programs. She has returned to her alma mater to handle alumni relationships, coordinate the university’s Ambassadors program for student leaders, and develop special alumni events. “We are focusing on bringing our …

The Simple Greek

Jessica Sawyer Features, Spring 2019

Angela Prine ’02 & Bill Prine ’00 University of Mobile alumni and high school sweethearts Angela Chancellor Prine ’02, and Bill Prine ’00, never had the restaurant business on their radar. But after Bill read a story about The Simple Greek, a “fast casual” and growing Greek restaurant, the couple went to the restaurant’s discovery days for potential franchisees. “Doors …

Uniquely Inspired “Dr. Robert Olsen”

Susan Murphy Features, Spring 2019

Though the eyes may be windows to the soul, a casual glance at Dr. Robert Olsen, associate professor of Christian studies at University of Mobile, tells of his fun and approachable spirit. Signature muttonchops, white lab coat and Star Wars lightsaber prompt students, and almost everyone, to wonder just what he will say next.  “My wife has facial hair blindness,” …

Retrospect

Kathy Dean Features, Winter 2018

Drive on the University of Mobile campus, and the first building you see beyond the flagpoles is William K. Weaver Hall. If there is one place on campus that alumni of all generations would have memory of, this is it. Anyone who has taken a class on campus has walked these halls at some point.  A publicity photo promoting the …

Faculty Focus: Nick Cillo

Kathy Dean Features, Winter 2018

Staying Up All Night When University of Mobile’s first Faculty Engagement Award recognizing outstanding devotion to students was announced, Nick Cillo didn’t hear his name called or the applause that followed from faculty and staff at the year-end spring luncheon. He was at home asleep, recuperating from three consecutive nights hosting Up All Night, the marathon study sessions he started …

Rams Round-up

John Killian Features, Winter 2018

The University of Mobile Athletic Department has enjoyed some significant victories in 2018, many of which have been off the field of play. In August, the Rams completed a deal which makes American sportswear giant Under Armour the official outfitter of University of Mobile Athletics. “Our objective is to give our teams the tools they need to achieve success, and …

The Work Revolutionary

Rivers Brunson Features, Spring 2018

Julie Clow ’05 | Sr. Vice President of People Development Chanel What sort of journey takes a psychology student in Mobile, Alabama, to the highest rung of a fashion empire’s corporate ladder? Well, a journey that includes a giant pitstop at the “happiest workplace in the world.” Julie Clow graduated from University of Mobile in 1995 with a bachelor’s in …

Devoted to Service

Kathy Dean Features, Spring 2018

Jessica Catlin ’13 | Assistant District Attorney, Mobile County As an assistant district attorney for the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, Jessica Catlin is pursuing her professional calling. Now, this University of Mobile alumna encourages current students to discover and pursue their own callings. She helps Dr. Julie Biskner, associate professor of political science, coach UM’s Mock Trial Team and …

Follow Your Passion

Kathy Dean Features, Spring 2018

Morgan Copes ’09 & ’11 | Vice President, Birmingham FC, LLC Co-founder, The Birmingham Hammers Morgan Copes believes in following your passion – and in seeking advice along the way. That’s especially true if the advice comes from your former professors in the University of Mobile School of Business. Morgan’s passion is soccer, and he loved playing forward from 2005 …