It’s Unanimous

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2020

University of Mobile alumnus Lonnie A. Burnett, Ph.D., is the university’s fifth president, following his unanimous selection by the Board of Trustees on Nov. 22, 2019. The longtime history professor and dean was only six months into a 16-month term as interim president when the Board of Trustees made the position permanent. “It quickly became obvious there was no ‘interim’ …

Practical Pre-Med

Michael Dumas Learning, Spring 2020

When Chloe Wentland enters medical school in the fall, she will have a significant advantage over most of her peers, thanks to the hands-on instruction she received at the University of Mobile. A 2019 graduate with goals of studying osteopathic medicine, Wentland is not alone. Pre-med students at the university benefit from small class sizes resulting in extensive one-on-one instruction, …

Fruitful Service

Kathy Dean Faith, Spring 2020

Alabama Baptist State Convention President Tim Cox had just wrapped up his president’s address at the annual gathering at Eastern Shore Baptist Church in Daphne, not far from the University of Mobile. This year’s theme was “fruitful,” based on John 15:5, where Jesus speaks of the vine and branches, and how “if you remain in me and I in you, …

More than a Coach

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2020

For Coach Mike Jacobs, the baseball field was never just a baseball field. “It was a mission field. He didn’t run a baseball program. He ran a discipleship program,” former player Jared Baria ’09 said at a memorial service held Dec. 7 at Jacobs Field. “Coach Jacobs always thought of the person first and the player second. He was preparing …

Personal Chemistry

Grace Thornton Experience, Spring 2020

All the students who walk into Wanda Jones’ classroom are walking chemistry experiments — they just may not realize it yet. “We live this kind of science all the time,” she said. “For instance, if you get sick, you take medicine.” And that’s just one example — she’s got many. If you pump gas, Dalton’s law is involved. If you …

Art that Speaks

Grace Thornton Experience, Spring 2020

Phillip Counselman says verbal expression isn’t his natural comfort zone. He’s a man of few words. And of all the topics he thought he might spend those words on this year, his boat definitely wasn’t one of them. “I never really thought I’d be talking to anyone about it,” he said. But it’s hard to avoid the subject when people …

Rams Round-up

David Haney Features, Spring 2020

Beach Volleyball Coming Spring of 2021 Beach volleyball is one of the fastest-growing college sports in the nation, and the University of Mobile will join the competition when the Rams beach volleyball program starts in the 2020-2021 academic year. Indoor volleyball Head Coach Jon Campbell will lead the new beach volleyball program, assisted by current indoor volleyball assistant coaches Amber …