My UM Story: Leslie Bryan ’09 &’15

Leslie Bryan Experience, Features, Spring 2022

My mother, Benita West, graduated from Mobile College in 1982 and has always spoken highly of the school. As a local resident of Saraland, Alabama, growing up I truly did not understand what a gem we had right here in our back yard. As I was getting ready to graduate high school from Faith Academy in 2005, my parents suggested …

My UM Story: Treii Pace ’11

Treii Pace Experience, Features, Spring 2022

I played basketball in high school, so when I received a basketball scholarship to attend a local community college; I was eager to accept the offer. However, that was put on hold due to a broken finger I sustained before the tryout day. Therefore, I was ineligible to receive the scholarship to that particular college that year. The coach encouraged …

My UM Story: Chip Travis ’89

Chip Travis Experience, Features, Spring 2022

It was a set of very unusual circumstances that led to me getting to the college – I received an offer to come play tennis. I was 21 at the time and had only been playing tennis since graduating high school. The summer of 1985 I won a couple tennis matches against some prominent local players, and this caught the …

Creativity Thrives in UM Art Department

Kathy Dean Features, Giving, Learning, Spring 2022

Art is everywhere, from the image that appears when you turn on a cell phone to the billboard you see through your car window. It’s in the magazine you read, the packaging you open, the photos you share and the design of the mug that holds your coffee. Every piece of art communicates something, says University of Mobile art professor …

Producing Excellence

Michael Dumas Features, Learning, Spring 2022

The University of Mobile’s Production Technologies program combines technical sciences and artistry to create worship experiences for people around the world, while preparing graduates for a broad range of careers in a variety of faith-based and corporate settings. The program in the Alabama School of the Arts is one of the largest of its kind in the nation among Christian …

New School of Nurse Anesthesia Enrolls First Class

Kathy Dean Features, Learning, Spring 2022

The University of Mobile welcomed the inaugural class of students in August 2021 to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program in the new School of Nurse Anesthesia. Graduates of the 36-month DNAP program will be eligible to take the National Certification Examination required to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. UM has the first and only DNAP program in …

Faculty Focus

Kathy Dean Features, Learning, Spring 2022

Since Mobile College enrolled its first class in 1963, the University of Mobile has attracted expert faculty with a passion for integrating faith and learning. They invest in their students, both professionally and personally. That investment pays off in the lives of graduates such as UM President Lonnie Burnett ’79, who credits retired dean Dr. Hazel Petersen-Walter with seeing potential …

Athletics Makes Huge Impact

David Haney Experience, Features, Spring 2022

Alejo Binaghi played soccer and dreamed of being a professional player since he was three years old. Today, because of the University of Mobile intercollegiate athletic program, that dream is within his grasp. After an outstanding year that brought the Rams to a second-place finish in the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship finals in December 2021, UM student athletes and …

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 …