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 …

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. …

Understand the Past | Dr. Matthew Downs

Grace Thornton Fall 2019, Learning

Matthew Downs says the first thing he asks every new class is simply this — “Do you like history?” “They can tell me ‘no’ — that’s totally fine,” he said. “But what I want them to know and take away is that we all have a past — I do, you do, Mobile does, and Alabama does. If we don’t …

It Happens All the Time

Kathy Dean Fall 2019, Learning

“Their mentoring helped me to grow and become stronger in my faith while attending UM, but most importantly after I graduated and as I continue to move forward with life.” – Alexia Washington ’17 & ’19 If a natural or man-made disaster strikes the gulf coast of Alabama, the person in charge of the military response is University of Mobile …

Good People, Good Work

Michael Dumas Learning, Spring 2019

Business is booming in Mobile as industries global and domestic invest new resources to take advantage of an increasingly driven and inspired workforce. The University of Mobile School of Business is partnering with industry leaders to educate the next generation of professionals to help foster this unprecedented growth. It is through those partnerships that students enrolled in the School of …