A Joyful Day of Celebration

Kathy Dean Fall 2017, Learning

In the flurry of festivities marking the historic inauguration of Dr. Timothy L. Smith as the fourth president of University of Mobile, one special moment stands out. It was the moment when over 300 students who had gathered in Ram Hall for a student-led praise and worship service encircled Smith and his wife, Penney, laying hands on the couple and …

Making History

Kathy Dean Fall 2017, Learning

What an Amazing Day!  Fifty years after the first graduating class received their diplomas on the front lawn of Weaver Hall, the University of Mobile Class of 2017 followed in their footsteps on May 13, becoming the first graduating class in 41 years to celebrate commencement on the campus where they earned their degrees. Members of the charter class of 1967 …

University of Mobile Scholarship Speaker John Maxwell Urges a “Life of Significance”

Kathy Dean Fall 2017, Learning

The difference between living a life of “success” or one of “significance” depends upon where you choose to add value, New York Times best-selling author and international leadership expert John Maxwell told University of Mobile students and supporters at the 12th annual University of Mobile Scholarship Banquet April 27. “Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is when …

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 …