The Art of Becoming

Grace Thornton Experience, Spring 2021

Stewart Hawley says the feeling is strange and a little hard to describe, but a lot of theatre people have it. “There’s a yearning; you feel like acting is what you have to do to use your art to connect with and reach people,” he said. “There’s a need — kind of like being a minister — it’s something you …

Ram Strong

Kathy Dean Experience, Spring 2021

OUR PANDEMIC YEAR Picture a speedboat and an aircraft carrier. Suddenly, an unforeseen obstacle, like an iceberg – or maybe a worldwide pandemic – is ahead. Which vessel can turn the fastest? That’s the analogy University of Mobile President Lonnie Burnett uses when describing how UM has not only survived, but thrived, during the pandemic. “A university of our size …

The Promise

Zac Douglas Learning, Spring 2021

When the pandemic forced spring graduation ceremonies across the nation to be canceled in spring of 2020, University of Mobile President Lonnie Burnett made a promise. The Class of 2020 would have their graduation ceremony. On Dec. 5, 2020, both spring and fall semester graduates gathered on the Dr. Fred and Sue Lackey Great Commission Lawn. This graduation looked different …

Rams Round-Up

David Haney Experience, Spring 2021

The word “unusual” may be putting it lightly for collegiate athletic programs across the United States in 2020-2021. Athletic departments, including at the University of Mobile, saw spring athletic seasons for several sports come to an abrupt halt due to the global COVID-19 pandemic that swept across the United States in early 2020. Teams at UM that saw their seasons …