Sarah Thomas to UM Grads: ‘Prove to Yourself that You Belong’

Kathy Dean Alumni, News, UM Grad Success

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile alumna Sarah Thomas broke glass ceilings to become the first female official in the National Football League, and she shared lessons learned on that journey during her commencement address to the UM Class of 2021. The Christian university awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters to Thomas during an outdoor ceremony held on campus May …

Football Legend Archie Manning to Speak at University of Mobile Scholarship Banquet Oct. 26, Tickets Available

Kathy Dean Alumni, Banquet, News

MOBILE, Ala. – Football legend Archie Manning will be the keynote speaker for the 15th annual University of Mobile Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Tickets are on sale now at umobile.edu/banquet. “We are excited about bringing Archie Manning to Mobile and hearing from a man who, in addition to compiling an outstanding football legacy, has an inspiring legacy …

Alumni of The Month: Dr. Jamie Kilpatrick Morrow

University of Mobile Alumni Alumni

Dr. Jamie Kilpatrick Morrow Class of 2015 Biology I graduated with my DO degree from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in May, and I recently began internal medicine residency at Southeast Health in Dothan. I deeply cherish the time I spent at UM and the relationships I built there — including meeting my wonderful husband. Five years ago when …

Alumni of The Month: Addison Garner

University of Mobile Alumni Alumni

Addison Garner Class of 2014 Musical Theatre I am a 2014 Musical Theatre Magna Cum Laude graduate. Throughout my time at UM, I was blessed to be a part of several activities such as Sofree, Sounds of Mobile, Voices of Mobile, numerous theater productions, as well as Miss University of Mobile in 2012. After touring the world aboard the Symphony …

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 …

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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 …