2014 Endowed Scholarship Luncheon

Shannon Mason Giving, Spring 2015

The 2014 University of Mobile Endowed Scholarship Luncheon was held Nov. 13 in Ram Hall on the UMobile campus. Guests enjoyed an afternoon of good food and music from the Center for Performing Arts group “Welsh Revival.” Students Kei Martin and Andrew Cunningham spoke about the impact the University of Mobile has had on their lives and how thankful they …

Making Edna Proud

Kathy Dean Giving, Spring 2015

There was no doubt in Otis Brunson’s mind that his Murphy High School English teacher thought he was special. Miss Edna Olson had even picked out a girl she thought he ought to marry — something she would confess in later years to his wife, Jacquelyn, as they attended First Baptist Theodore together. “You don’t want to disappoint a person …

Defining Success

Trey Taulbee Experience, Spring 2015

What does it take to be successful? While the classroom is a major part of the college experience, there are “soft” skills that students must learn in order to have a successful career. In fact, many students who aren’t “exceptional” in their classes can still be successful in their careers with the right combination of skills. The University of Mobile …

Prism Music

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

Music that will soon be performed by church choirs across the nation, including two songs by a University of Mobile student and graduate, were introduced to more than 200 worship pastors in Mobile in April. The music ministers came to Mobile for “The Retreat,” a conference presented by the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts, the Fisher-Brewer Worship Institute …

Planting Practical Seeds

Lesa Moore Faith, Spring 2015

When Dr. Sevints Nuriyeva met Dr. Jane Finley, dean of UMobile’s School of Business, while representing her college at a conference last year, she knew it was “definitely an answer to prayer.” Originally from Kazakhstan, Nuriyeva has experience teaching college students there as well as in South Korea and the United States. She was interested in moving back to the …

Legacy

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2015

The first thing Dr. Dwight Steedley thought when he saw Delaney Grizzle sitting in his math class was, “Gee, I’m getting old.” The second thing that came to mind was that the University of Mobile must be doing something very well for a family to send its third generation to the school. The professor and dean of the College 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 …

A Unique Mission Field: 50 Years of Miss UM

Trey Taulbee Faith, Spring 2015

Almost everyone has seen “the face” – the face of outright surprise when a young woman hears her name called and her head is donned with the coveted crown. There is no amount of feigned shock or surprise that can accurately depict the emotion of that moment. It is, essentially, as “surreal” as it gets, reflects Miss UM 2010 Sarah …