Veritas Has ‘Incredible Opportunity’

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

When the contemporary-classical vocal group Veritas sang at a conference in Houston early this year, they impressed a future presidential candidate who was also on the conference agenda. But it still was a surprise when the campaign manager for Dr. Ben Carson called in April with a request: would they sing on May 4 when Carson announced his candidacy for …

‘We Prepare Track-Layers for a Nation’

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2015

How do you turn a moving train? What if that train is the American culture and the track is unstable, the foundation has eroded, and all the people you love are aboard? Is the only outcome a horrible train wreck? That was the scenario posed by University of Mobile President Dr. Mark Foley as he addressed more than 1,200 UMobile …

Teamwork: Crossing The Finish Line

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

Whatever your goal, wherever you set your finish line, you probably had some help getting there.   Maybe you have your own personal pit crew who refuels you for the next lap, helping you fine-tune your engine so you can keep moving ahead.   Or you are blessed with friends and family who believe in you enough to stand beside the road on a hot summer day, ready …

No Limitations On Living The American Dream

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

When Dr. Ben Carson spoke at the 10th annual University of Mobile Leadership Banquet just four days before announcing his candidacy for president of the United States, he said the university has something the nation needs. “I want to talk a little bit tonight about our nation. It would be in good shape if the whole nation had the values …

From Malawi to Mobile

Renee Busby Faith, Spring 2015

When Kingstone Govati ’10 left home to pursue a college degree at the University of Mobile, it was especially difficult leaving his family. He lived in the Republic of Malawi, a country in southeast Africa, thousands of miles away from the University of Mobile. The distance meant Kingstone couldn’t go home on weekends or holidays to see his father and …

On Mission: From PB&J to Portland

Renee Busby Faith, Spring 2015

Chandra Martin can still hear the words University of Mobile President Dr. Mark Foley told her and other graduates including her husband, Justin Martin, at the university’s 2004 commencement. “Go change the world,” Foley challenged. Those four words describe the couple’s mission – one they began long before they graduated. “While we were students at the University of Mobile, the …

Managing a Challenging Career

Renee Busby Experience, Spring 2015

As a child, Nicole Eubanks-Lambert surprised her mother when she said she would never be a teacher. Her mother, then an elementary school teacher, never forgot her daughter’s words. Nicole’s mother, Dr. Audrey Eubanks, is now vice president of Academic Affairs at the University of Mobile. So it’s no surprise that Nicole enrolled at UMobile. True to her word, she …

Practicing the Good Life

Renee Busby Experience, Spring 2015

Dr. Brooke Lovett Lenz ’00 starts her day early helping her husband, Michael ’00, dress their three children before she heads off to work as an OB-GYN doctor at Bay Area Physicians for Women in Mobile. Her work day usually begins around 6:45 a.m., when she checks on patients in Labor and Delivery at Springhill Medical Center, located next to …

UMobile Men’s Basketball Alumni Day Was a Slam Dunk

Shannon Mason Experience, Spring 2015

The 2014 Men’s Basketball Alumni Day was filled with many fun activities as former players and families came back to enjoy the day and visit the campus. The day started out with a meet and greet in Pharr Gym followed by a tour of the campus to show off the new additions and renovations. Afterward, everyone enjoyed lunch in The …

Baseball Alumni Game Hits A Home Run

Shannon Mason Experience, Spring 2015

The second annual Baseball Alumni Game was a success, with 40 people coming back to campus for an evening and fun and games. The game was held Nov. 1, 2014. The evening started with a welcome from Coach Mike Jacobs and a pizza dinner, followed by a Homerun Derby and then the Alumni Baseball Game. Alumni also had the chance …