Christian Calling

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2021

There is a skill set new pastors need to be effective in ministry that is hard to teach from a textbook alone. It comes with practical experience. The University of Mobile is giving students the benefit of that experience through the Center for Christian Calling, formerly the School of Christian Studies. The new name is part of a new initiative …

Sacred Calling

Grace Thornton Learning, Spring 2021

Katherine Rogers says Dr. Buddy Landry saw something in her before she saw it in herself. As she was finishing up her bachelor’s degree in psychology, he kept encouraging her toward getting a Master of Arts in marriage and family counseling. She said no — she “could never be a counselor” — until one day she felt God asking her …

The Promise

Zac Douglas Learning, Spring 2021

When the pandemic forced spring graduation ceremonies across the nation to be canceled in spring of 2020, University of Mobile President Lonnie Burnett made a promise. The Class of 2020 would have their graduation ceremony. On Dec. 5, 2020, both spring and fall semester graduates gathered on the Dr. Fred and Sue Lackey Great Commission Lawn. This graduation looked different …

New Partnership Leads to Master of Social Work

Michael Dumas Fall 2020, Learning

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

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

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 her job at …

Known for Compassion

Grace Thornton Fall 2020, Learning

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 …

Practical Pre-Med

Michael Dumas Learning, Spring 2020

When Chloe Wentland enters medical school in the fall, she will have a significant advantage over most of her peers, thanks to the hands-on instruction she received at the University of Mobile. A 2019 graduate with goals of studying osteopathic medicine, Wentland is not alone. Pre-med students at the university benefit from small class sizes resulting in extensive one-on-one instruction, …

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. …