National Winner

Zac Douglas Experience, Spring 2021

Chris Walsh ’14 Chris Walsh had finished his enlistment with the United States Coast Guard and was unsure of his next step. Then his neighbor, a professor at the University of Mobile, helped him start a journey that would include national awards, a passion for his work, and a way to share his Christian faith. Walsh graduated from the University …

Amazing Science

Michael Dumas Experience, Spring 2021

Hannah Vester ’17 The college experience is one where a widening perspective can illuminate intimate connections within each student, and the broader world. At a minimum, this helps develop some elements of character and comprehension. For some, it is a revelation. Hannah Vester counts herself among the latter. A Tuscaloosa native, she was always strong in faith and captivated by …

Equipped to Serve

Michael Dumas Experience, Spring 2021

Jonina Brinson ’17 Years as a star athlete taught Jonina Brinson the merits of short- and long-term goals. The work someone puts in today may not manifest itself in immediate success, but with passion and dedication, positive outcomes will still occur. Mastering that concept is how the 2017 graduate earned multiple player of the year honors, and why her coaching …

Top Producer

Zac Douglas Experience, Spring 2021

Steven V. Taylor ’77 “And the Dove Award goes to… Steven V. Taylor!” University of Mobile alumnus Steven V. Taylor and co-producer Ed Cash were named Producer of the Year at the 2020 Dove Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. Steven and Ed worked together to create a project for Bethel Music entitled “Peace,” which turned out to be the catalyst for …

Give It Your All

Michael Dumas Experience, Spring 2021

Cody Scott ’15 Cody Scott’s goal has always been to make an impact on the people around him, and the world at large. Growing up, the Louisiana native was an amalgam of God-given talent and hard-earned skills, excelling on various fields of play and in the classroom. A 4.0 student, Scott was high school valedictorian and recruited to the University …

Advancement Round-Up

Dr. Bruce Earnest Giving, Spring 2021

What an exciting time to be at the University of Mobile! The Office for Advancement has the privilege of working with generous donors, both alumni and friends of the university, in securing gifts that are making a real impact on campus. Here are just a few of the things that are happening right now: J.L. Bedsole Strength and Conditioning Complex …

Erin’s Story

Brian Boyle Giving, Spring 2021

When my parents, Tom and Sandra Boyle, heard the news that their little girl had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, they were simply devastated. In March of 1975 my younger sister Erin was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a fast-spreading malignant type of brain tumor that at that time was considered incurable. This happened just one month prior to her 4th …

Advancing Growth

Kathy Dean Giving, Spring 2021

We all want to make a difference through our lives. The University of Mobile Office for Advancement exists to make that happen. It works as a matchmaker of sorts, matching the calling God has placed on your heart to a university need or project that can help you answer that call. The results can be life-changing – both for yourself …

Christian Calling

Kathy Dean Learning, Spring 2021

There is a skill set new pastors need to be effective in ministry that is hard to teach from a textbook alone. It comes with practical experience. The University of Mobile is giving students the benefit of that experience through the Center for Christian Calling, formerly the School of Christian Studies. The new name is part of a new initiative …

Sacred Calling

Grace Thornton Learning, Spring 2021

Katherine Rogers says Dr. Buddy Landry saw something in her before she saw it in herself. As she was finishing up her bachelor’s degree in psychology, he kept encouraging her toward getting a Master of Arts in marriage and family counseling. She said no — she “could never be a counselor” — until one day she felt God asking her …