2013 Endowed Scholarship Luncheon

Trey Taulbee Fall 2013, Giving

The 2013 University of Mobile Endowed Scholarship Luncheon was held Thursday, October 3 in Ram Hall on the UMobile campus. Thank you again to all who have been a part of creating an endowed scholarship. You truly make a positive difference in the lives of our students.

A Shared Vision: Tommy Northrup

Kathy Dean Faith, Fall 2013

Tommy Northrop had a vision, and he worked hard to make it happen. As CEO with a controlling interest in Barrow Fine Furniture, Tommy built a business that became the largest independently owned furniture store in Alabama. But Tommy had something else that he considered much more important – a relationship with the Lord. That relationship guided Tommy’s business practices, …

2013 University of Mobile Golf Classic

Nancy Snodgrass Fall 2013, Giving

Photos by Dan Anderson   Winners from L to R: Dennis McLaughlin, Brett Marler, Kenny Smith, Matt Drinkard   For the second year, Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear hosted the University of Mobile Golf Classic. The 16th annual tournament was held May 17 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Nineteen teams made up of alumni, faculty, staff and …

A New Development: Giving Made Easier

Lesa Moore Fall 2013

Modern design, easier navigation, user-friendly online forms, and more in-depth information on giving options are just a few of the features of the newly introduced University of Mobile giving website. The new website is designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality. The site includes extensive information on planned giving opportunities, corporate partnerships, events and the …

‘God Did It’

Kathy Dean Fall 2013

This is the story of God working through people to accomplish His end. -Dr. Mark Foley It was Thursday. The meeting in the Weaver Hall office of University of Mobile President Dr. Mark Foley had just wrapped up with approval of a design plan to turn a large classroom space in Martin Hall into a top-notch professional recording studio. But …

Worth the Sacrifice

Kathy Dean Fall 2013

Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless Service. Honor. Integrity. Personal Courage. These seven core values of the United States Army – known by the acronym LDRSHIP –also correspond to the Christian leadership focus of the University of Mobile, said Jameron Gatson,’07 and ’13. A 2nd lieutenant in the Alabama National Guard, Gatson said these core values did more than make him a …

University of Mobile Honors Program

Will Drake Fall 2013

Inviting Students to Continue Conversations from 3000 B.C. The air was unusually warm and mild on an early December night at the University of Mobile. Students wearing intricate Greek clothes and bearing homemade Greek foods were congregating on campus to present their final project for the semester in the UMobile Honors Program, where grand presentations are normal for those who …

In the Center of Worship: Dr.Todd F. Stearns ’88

Kathy Dean Fall 2013

There is a moment during the church service when Todd Stearns is at the center of sound. The 120-voice choir and full orchestra of First Baptist Church of Naples, FL are behind him and 2,000 worshippers are in front of him. It is the moment when his hand is raised, directing the music, directing the worship. In the midst of …

Sweet Dreams: Bruns Family Tradition Begins in School of Nursing

Will Drake Fall 2013

If you have had surgery in Mobile, chances are that one of the last things you saw before the anesthesia took effect was a member of the Bruns family. “We always joke that, if nothing else, at least you can sleep at our house,” said Cindy Bruns, assistant to the vice president for advancement at the University of Mobile. Cindy’s …