Shining Light

Trey Taulbee Faith, Spring 2016

Morgan Carnley is grateful to University of Mobile for lighting the path to her future. Today, Morgan is a shining example of how giving back to the community leads to opportunities. “Had I not attended the University of Mobile, I would never have met John and Dolores Eads and joined their team at Light of the Village,” said Morgan. John …

Intentional Influence

Trey Taulbee Experience, Spring 2016

A few years after Mobile College was established, two dorms were built on campus – one for women, one for men. These provided housing for roughly 100 students, as Mobile College was mainly a commuter campus. The community was tight-knit, even as new living areas were built over the next 25 years. But fast-forward to today and University of Mobile’s …

Achieving My Dream

Renee Busby Experience, Spring 2016

Megan Brazel isn’t a school teacher, but when she goes to work every day she teaches people from around the world the importance of protecting the natural environment. The University of Mobile 2010 graduate is a park ranger for the National Park Service at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Megan has worked in all three districts of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, …

RamCorps Cruise with Duck Commander

Elissa Chamberlain Experience, Spring 2016

When the University of Mobile RamCorps embarked on the Duck Commander Cruise last Fall, they expected to be the house band and share the stage with the Robertson Family from the reality TV show “Duck Dynasty.” But nothing prepared the group for the unbelievable experience awaiting them on board: the baptism of dozens of people in the main pool of …

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 …

Jordan & Whitney Van Matre w/Kennedy

A Gospel of Grace

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2016

Jordan Van Matre ’07, Owner/President, The Law Office of Jordan K. Van Matre, P.C.   “I’ve got this outward appearance that I’ve got it all together,” he said. “But God knows my heart, and I know the condition of my heart. Despite that, Christ loves me and accepts me as I am. The Gospel is about accepting that fact, and …

Jared Freeman: A New Day, A New Age, A New CEO

Trey Taulbee Experience, Spring 2016

The biggest obstacle Jared Freeman had to overcome to be president and CEO of one of Alabama’s oldest credit unions was his age. “Age discrimination is real, and I found that it works the other way – you’re too young, you don’t have any gray hair, you don’t have enough life experiences, you don’t know enough, there’s no way this …

Unto the Least of These

Lesa Moore Faith, Spring 2016

Imagine young girls like Axenia, a 16-year-old living in Moldova in Eastern Europe, who lost her father when she was only six years old. After his death, her mother could not afford to continue taking care of her, so Axenia was placed in an orphanage. Unfortunately, this fate is all too familiar in that country. According to ehouseforgirls.org, Moldova is …

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 …