Pranksters Tell (Almost) All

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2014

There are some stories about pranks that aren’t fit to print in a family magazine. It had to be students on some other college campus who snuck into the library one night to put a dead possum in an air conditioning duct. Surely it wasn’t ministerial students who “borrowed” a Blockbuster drop-off box and placed it at the entrance to …

A Heart for People

Lesa Moore Faith, Spring 2014

Dr. C. Alan Floyd ’89 Pastor, Cottage Hill Baptist Church Mobile, AL Secretly taking Bibles into China and Tibet; leading mission trips to Russia, the Philippines, and Turkey; and pastoring churches in three states are just a few examples of how Dr. Alan Floyd ’89 has spent the last 21 years ministering to and discipling others. It is a ministry …

Alumni Play Baseball Under the Lights

Nancy Snodgrass Experience, Spring 2014

On a clear, chilly night in November, 40 former UMobile baseball players returned to the university to be among the first to play under the new lights at Jacobs field. The evening began with a cookout for the players, their families and friends of the university. A tour of the facilities followed which included the new batting cage and locker …

A Pilgrimage

Will Drake Faith, Spring 2014

Sara Dye, Malory Green and Jeremy Crews, all 2013 University of Mobile graduates, began an Honors class as freshmen in a small Bedsole Library classroom in August 2009. The three started a UMobile journey that taught them how to learn while caring for the welfare of others. It is a lesson each is pursuing with fully funded scholarships to graduate …

Jazz, Jesus and the Winter Games

Carol McPhail Faith, Spring 2014

Musical Missionaries: University of Mobile Students in Sochi Share Their Faith Through Dixieland Reprinted with permission of AL.com/Press-Register While the eyes of the world were focused on the XXII Winter Olympic Games, a group from the University of Mobile was working behind the scenes in Sochi, spreading the gospel with Dixieland jazz. By day, five students and assistant professor Kenn …

Jesus on the Riverbank | Jeff ’01 & Erin ’03 Oelschlaeger Gautney

Trey Taulbee Faith, Spring 2014

Imagine flying into the southernmost tip of Colombia. Remote villages sit along the east bank of the Amazon River. It rains two-thirds of the year and temperatures rarely drop below the 80s. The region’s indigenous people live in huts along the riverbank and speak an isolate language – one that is extremely difficult to understand. Less than 2 percent of the people are evangelical Christians. …

Practicing What You’ll Preach: School of Christian Ministries

Lesa Moore Faith, Spring 2014

Head. Heart. Hands. That’s the foundation of the new four-year process in the School of Christian Ministries (SCM). Based on the H3 Model of ministry training developed by the SCM, the student experience in this program includes a highly intentional process that prepares them for real-life ministry. “Our mission is to help students prepare for God’s call to ministry by …

It’s an Honor: Honorary Fellows use Influence to Support University

Will Drake Giving, Spring 2014

A legacy must have a starting point. For an institution to impact thousands of lives every year, it must build a foundation. Dr. William K. Weaver Jr., founding president of the University of Mobile, foresaw the impact UMobile could make, and he established a program that would play a significant role in propelling the new institution to greatness: the Association …