The Simple Greek

Jessica Sawyer Features, Spring 2019

Angela Prine ’02 & Bill Prine ’00 University of Mobile alumni and high school sweethearts Angela Chancellor Prine ’02, and Bill Prine ’00, never had the restaurant business on their radar. But after Bill read a story about The Simple Greek, a “fast casual” and growing Greek restaurant, the couple went to the restaurant’s discovery days for potential franchisees. “Doors …

A Carnegie Dream Come True

Rivers Brunson Experience, Spring 2019

As the bass singer and one of four University of Mobile alumni in the classical crossover quintent Veritas, Scott Lawrence provides a strong and steady foundation to the group’s wide range of harmonies. But it is as a powerhouse soloist with an extraordinary vocal range that Lawrence recently brought a Carnegie Hall audience to its feet. The University of Mobile …

Connection & Christ

Valerie Cockrell Faith, Spring 2019

Sammy Flores ’81 Of all the roles that Sammy Flores plays, perhaps the most life-changing one is serving as Director of Guest Experience and Connections at Christ Fellowship, a multi-site church in Miami, Florida. For 21 years, he has worked to ensure that everyone who visits has an extraordinary experience that connects them to God. Young people stay connected to …

Going Viral

Jessica Sawyer Experience, Spring 2019

You’ve likely seen the popular product of his work on Facebook. For funnyman Matt Mitchell, his daily work for “It’s a Southern Thing” – including videos for the “So True, Y’all” Facebook Watch page and the “Backporch Bickerin’” series – is a world away from his career starts in nonprofits and the public sector. A 2010 graduate of University of …

UM Alumni Stars

Amber Kelley Experience, Spring 2019

Every year since 1967, University of Mobile sends graduates into the world to fulfill their professional calling for a Great Commission purpose. Since the first graduating class of 67 students, that number has grown to over 12,000 alumni – men and women whose spiritual formation and intellectual development were shaped during their years at a Christ-centered university. It’s an education …

Retrospect

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2019

Who would have thought, back in 1961 when Mobile College was founded, that software development was something the world needed? Or that you could use a degree in graphic design to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, or that studying kinesiology would open doors for sharing the Good News to the world of professional athletics? As University of Mobile has …

Debakey Scholarships

Michael Dumas Giving, Spring 2019

As a longtime physician and philanthropist, Ernest DeBakey thrived on opportunities to work with young people, often inspiring them to pursue careers in medicine. Through the charitable foundation he created, three University of Mobile nursing students will have full scholarships that pay for their education. DeBakey died in 2006, nearly a decade after creating the Ernest G. DeBakey Charitable Foundation, …

Good People, Good Work

Michael Dumas Learning, Spring 2019

Business is booming in Mobile as industries global and domestic invest new resources to take advantage of an increasingly driven and inspired workforce. The University of Mobile School of Business is partnering with industry leaders to educate the next generation of professionals to help foster this unprecedented growth. It is through those partnerships that students enrolled in the School of …

Uniquely Inspired “Dr. Robert Olsen”

Susan Murphy Features, Spring 2019

Though the eyes may be windows to the soul, a casual glance at Dr. Robert Olsen, associate professor of Christian studies at University of Mobile, tells of his fun and approachable spirit. Signature muttonchops, white lab coat and Star Wars lightsaber prompt students, and almost everyone, to wonder just what he will say next.  “My wife has facial hair blindness,” …

Ignite Your Why

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2019

Understanding ‘Why’ What is your “why?” It’s a question that businesses started asking of themselves in 2009, when author Simon Sinek wrote the bestselling book “Start With Why.” The idea, in essence, is that very few people or organizations know why they do what they do – instead, they are focused on what they do or how they do it. …