The Work Revolutionary

Rivers Brunson Features, Spring 2018

Julie Clow ’05 | Sr. Vice President of People Development Chanel What sort of journey takes a psychology student in Mobile, Alabama, to the highest rung of a fashion empire’s corporate ladder? Well, a journey that includes a giant pitstop at the “happiest workplace in the world.” Julie Clow graduated from University of Mobile in 1995 with a bachelor’s in …

Devoted to Service

Kathy Dean Features, Spring 2018

Jessica Catlin ’13 | Assistant District Attorney, Mobile County As an assistant district attorney for the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, Jessica Catlin is pursuing her professional calling. Now, this University of Mobile alumna encourages current students to discover and pursue their own callings. She helps Dr. Julie Biskner, associate professor of political science, coach UM’s Mock Trial Team and …

Follow Your Passion

Kathy Dean Features, Spring 2018

Morgan Copes ’09 & ’11 | Vice President, Birmingham FC, LLC Co-founder, The Birmingham Hammers Morgan Copes believes in following your passion – and in seeking advice along the way. That’s especially true if the advice comes from your former professors in the University of Mobile School of Business. Morgan’s passion is soccer, and he loved playing forward from 2005 …

Making Disciples Through Multiplication

Trey Taulbee Features, Spring 2018

TJ Joy’08 | College & Young Adult Pastor Long Hollow Baptist Church “God has called us to be multipliers. That’s the way in which He wants to reach the world.” TJ Joy grew up the son of a pastor, Billy Joy ’83, making stops at churches in Crestview, Florida, and Enterprise, Alabama. He had seen different models of ministry and …

Distinctively-Driven: Our Why

Rivers Brunson Experience, Spring 2018

Fame, money, success – to most of the world, these are the idols to seek. They are the reason many university students see a higher GPA as Getting Paid Assurance, their ticket to six-figure careers and notoriety. A high GPA at University of Mobile means so much more, because it never stands alone. UM’s combination of Academically-Focused courses, Student-Devoted faculty …

Student-Devoted: What Sets Us Apart

Heath Vester Learning, Spring 2018

Most universities say they care about students, but from my own experience at University of Mobile, I know there is something that sets UM apart from the rest. At University of Mobile, it’s more than just a slogan; it’s a way of life embodied by each faculty and staff member. The idea that a student can truly be known by …

Academically-Focused: Academic Rigor, Living Laboratories

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2018

The days of sitting in a college classroom for an hour while a professor lectures are gone. Today’s students expect a robust learning environment that extends beyond the classroom. This fresh, new approach is changing how UM professors teach – and even where they teach – as classrooms convert into living laboratories and partnerships are developed that take students from all academic disciplines off campus and into the community for internships, mentoring and professional experiences. …

Christ-Centered: Making Disciples, Loving the Church

Trey Taulbee Faith, Spring 2018

Almost 90 percent of students raised in an evangelical home will leave the church during their college years. Let that sink in. In perhaps the most impressionable four years of their lives, students will abandon the faith foundations instilled in them by their parents and churches. Furthermore, less than half of practicing Christians are engaged in discipleship activities like attending small groups, studying …

Know and Be Known

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2018

“At University of Mobile, to ‘Know and Be Known’ is really a lifetime journey about the process of preparing intellectually and spiritually. In the journey of a life, it’s about bringing Christ to the forefront, so that He is the one to be known through your faith and your works.” – Dr. Timothy L. Smith, President  “This is a university that …