Out with the Old, In with the New Steinway

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2017

University of Mobile is the 185th “All-Steinway School” in the world, after completing a year-long fundraising campaign to replace an inventory of aging pianos with 24 Steinway pianos. Now, students in the Christian university’s Alabama School of the Arts are practicing and performing on pianos considered by many professional musicians to be the finest instruments in the world. Sally Coveleskie, …

We Have a New President!

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2016

Introducing the 4th President of University of Mobile: Timothy L. Smith, PhD, PhD, CRNA, APRN   On the morning of April 11, 2016, the University of Mobile Board of Trustees gathered in Harrigan Center conference room on campus for a meeting that would set a new course for the future of the 54-year-old Baptist college. The first word from the …

JB Locke w/MBA student

The Master Advantage

Lesa Moore Fall 2016, Learning

Introducing the Newly Revised MBA   Making what seems impossible possible is a traditional role for a successful concierge. The same can be said for J.B. Locke ’00 & ’04. Though she doesn’t work at a hotel, you will find her tirelessly assisting students as a success coach for University of Mobile’s School of Business. “As the Master of Business …

Hold on Tight: The Foley Years: 1998 – 2016

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2016

When 47-year-old Mark Foley walked out of the Board of Trustees meeting in Harrigan Center and into his first press conference as the newly elected president of the University of Mobile on Feb. 13, 1998, he was stepping onto shaky ground. The university’s previous president had launched a branch campus in Nicaragua, hoping it would provide a new source of …

Called To Compose

Trey Taulbee Learning, Spring 2015

A young Steve Dunn may have never imagined himself teaching a college course. After all, he was too busy composing, arranging and orchestrating to see that far into the future. But several years and church ministry positions later, Dunn is the much-loved assistant professor of music and director of symphonic winds at the University of Mobile. An Early Start Dunn …

2014 Honorary Fellows Spring Luncheon

Terri McNellage Fall 2014, Learning

Retired Col. Wayne Sirmon was inducted into the University of Mobile Honorary Fellows at the annual luncheon held May 14 at Heron Lakes Country Club. Along with being presented a UMobile lapel pin and coin, he was given a framed Honorary Fellows certificate presented by Bill Hart, associate vice president for development. Dr. William K. Weaver Jr., founding president of …

Tell Me a Story

Stephen Tindal Fall 2014, Learning

Melissa Turner’s success as a children’s author stemmed from her love of storytelling and illustration. “Since I was young, I would draw little doodles and notes for people,” says Turner. “I have stacks of journals with little drawings and stories of funny things that happened during the day.” This 2003 graduate of the University of Mobile recently released her second …

Learn Online

Kathy Dean Fall 2014, Learning

The University of Mobile’s first fully online bachelor’s degree – the Bachelor of Science in Marketplace Ministry – starts January 2015 with online courses in the areas of theology, biblical counseling and leadership. It signals the university’s move into online higher education and is the first of many online degrees for adults age 23 and older who want higher education …

Question Me An Answer: The Philosophy of Dr. Ted Mashburn

Kathy Dean Fall 2014, Learning

To think critically, comprehensively and compassionately; to ask the big questions and attempt the journey toward answers; to be bold, honest and, most of all, authentic – that’s what Dr. Ted Mashburn expects of his students. It’s also what he expects of himself. “It’s not about the answers – it’s about knowing the right questions. It’s the process, not the …