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 …

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 …