A Giver’s Heart

Dr. Bruce Earnest Giving, Spring 2020

While preparing remarks for this year’s University of Mobile Scholarship Banquet, I asked my friend and colleague Dr. Doug Wilson, dean of the School of Christian Studies, for information about how many times the word “giving” was used in the Bible. I was somewhat surprised to learn that “giving” is mentioned 2,172 times. When someone asks me what I do, …

Retrospect

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2020

“Whether or not this College is built depends upon the response of Baptists in this area and upon individuals of other denominations and faiths who desire to help provide a Christian College to educate our fast-growing number of high school students.”– Mobile College Campaign Fund Brochure The University of Mobile is built on connections. It started with Baptist leaders in …

Realized Potential

Michael Dumas Experience, Spring 2020

Tramaine Perry ’05 During his basketball career at the University of Mobile, it was easy to identify Tramaine Perry as a leader. The Rams’ star forward broke just about every meaningful record in school history and was part of several legendary teams. But those at the university charged with his personal and professional growth saw even greater potential in the …

My Soul Belongs to Him

Michael Dumas Experience, Spring 2020

Rianna Freeman Turner ’02 & ’05 Rianna Freeman Turner describes her paintings as a reflection of her true self: someone whose devotion to Jesus Christ inspires her to creatively bare her soul every day. So it’s telling that to experience her art is to step into a place of wonder, lightness and joy. While attending art classes at the University …

Connected for Life

Hannah Vester Experience, Spring 2020

The University of Mobile has been a lot of things for me, but friendship-curator must be my favorite. I moved to Mobile from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2012 to start my college career. I did not know a single person, but that did not last long. The University of Mobile offered so many ways to get involved, from student life events …

Fulfilling Dreams

Kathy Dean Giving, Spring 2020

George W. and Patricia H. Dorsett Endowed Scholarship There was a time when a woman could not be married and also be in nursing school. In 1949, Patricia Holliday was about to step on the bus to Rochester, Minnesota, to enroll in nursing school at the Mayo Clinic. In the last hour before she was to begin her journey, she …

Serving the Church

Amber Kelley Experience, Spring 2020

Reid Guy, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Chickasaw, Alabama, doesn’t want to be a statistic. “Statistics show that 100 churches across our country close their doors every week,” he said. “And we don’t think God is ready for us to be one of those 100.” It takes prayer, hard work and many hands to revitalize a 30-member church …

What Parents Value

Jeremy and Donna Donald Experience, Spring 2020

As parents, we have felt many emotions about sending our daughter, Madi, off to college. The University of Mobile has helped us balance those emotions with a strong sense of confidence. There are many reasons we love sending our daughter to UM, but here are three specific ones: 1. Purpose Driven at Every Level. The University of Mobile is God-centered. …

Survey Says

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2020

A new survey of University of Mobile freshmen found over 97% would recommend UM to their friends, while over half said their favorite thing about the Christ-centered university is the people. “My favorite thing about UM so far has been how welcoming and encouraging everyone is. From my fellow peers to all the faculty, everyone has made this place feel …