University of Mobile Grad Earns National Athletic Trainer Honors

Zac Douglas Alumni

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 of Mobile in …

College Mission Trips Lead to Lifetime of Ministry

Maya Lewellyn Alumni

Imagine a life with no running water, no electricity, no Chick-fil-A and no favorite soda in 120-degree weather. A life without the things we deem a necessity might be hard to envision, but that is the life Sara Lansford chose after graduating in 2007 from the University of Mobile with a theology degree. She moved to Timbuktu. Lansford is one …

Known for Faith: Alumni Spotlight – Mary Wiley

Amber Kelley Alumni, Faith

The University of Mobile prepares students for all areas of life, service and faith. Mary Wiley is just one example. “UM continued to cultivate the growing love I had for the Church and for God’s people to know and love Him well,” says Mary Wiley, author of “Everyday Theology.” Wiley graduated from the University of Mobile in 2009 and majored …

UM Grad’s Work Impacts COVID-19 Response

Michelle Pennington Alumni

I serve as a Special Projects Intern with the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency, working on a variety of projects that feed into the planning, logistics, and public information operations of the Agency’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Most notably, I am engaged in data gathering for the purposes of constructing a series of graphs. One of these graphs tracks the number of …

Known for Creativity

Kathy Dean Alumni, Experience

University of Mobile alumni are known for finding creative ways to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bradford H. Forehand is using his musical theatre degree and a successful career in children’s theatre to take children ages 4 to 6 on a virtual adventure using theatre. Bradford, a 2009 UM graduate, is director of education at Red Mountain Theatre Company …

Trusting God on Journey from Alabama to Alaska

Maggie Jones Alumni, Experience

A 5,000-mile drive, cabin explosion, and lack of a job did not keep Luke Jones from following God’s calling on his life – to move from Alabama to Alaska. The University of Mobile graduate was confident in one thing – that God had called him to be obedient, to trust even when he could not understand. It all began in …

#ThanksUM – Sarah

Sarah Crane #ThanksUM, Alumni, Experience

“I do not go a day out of my week without stopping for just a moment to say, “Thank you, UM,” for the lasting impact that the University of Mobile has made in my life.” In every aspect of my day-to-day life is a lasting impression that was made by so many relationships, memories and moments that happened because of …

#ThanksUM – Amber

Amber Kelley #ThanksUM, Alumni, Experience

When I came to the University of Mobile for a Preview Day, my dad said, “I can see you graduating from here and then working here.” He said that around 5 years ago – and today, I am living out that statement. I graduated from the University of Mobile and started working full-time the Monday after graduation. I love the …

Pursuing My Professional Calling to LOV

Morgan Carnley Alumni, Experience, Faith

When I began as a student in the School of Business at the University of Mobile, I knew I wanted to use my degree to impact the lives of others. As I was earning a bachelor’s in Business Administration, I also was gaining the knowledge and skills that would help me make Christ a reality in the lives of children …

Julie Hughes Joins School of Nursing Faculty at University of Mobile

Kathy Dean Alumni, Health, News, Nursing

MOBILE, Ala. – Pediatric nurse practitioner Julie Hughes, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, has joined the faculty of the School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions at the University of Mobile. Hughes has been named assistant professor of nursing and simulation coordinator, and will direct simulation education in the university’s new Center for Excellence in Healthcare Practice. Hughes is a …