Tips for Academic Success

Amber Kelley Alumni, Experience, Learning

College is one of the best times of your life. You learn more about yourself, the world around you, and others. It is a time of discovery all around. But you cannot learn without studying. There are many strategies related to studying, and University of Mobile students can learn about them in Freshman Seminar classes and through the Student Success …

Tips for Freshmen from University of Mobile Alumni

Amber Kelley Alumni, Experience

We recently asked University of Mobile alumni what advice they would give to incoming freshmen. Here is what they said! Ashleigh Coats’09 Don’t go home every weekend The few years at UM are some of the most treasured, don’t rush them Get at minor in business, it’ll be useful in more careers than you think Angel Grimes ’01 Be involved …

Lexi Kilsdonk — Class of 2019

Amber Kelley Alumni, Sciences, UM Grad Success

This September, I’ll be moving to Versailles, France to teach English to elementary school kids. I’ve been hired by the French Ministry of Education to participate in the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) for the 2019-2020 school year. I have felt God calling me to France for years, but it never seemed like something that would really happen. I …

Jess Strenth — Class of 2019

Amber Kelley Alumni, Arts, UM Grad Success

Jess Strenth received the Annie Boyd Parker Weaver Award, the university’s highest honor for a graduating female, at the May 2019 commencement. Here is Jess’s story: After a lifetime of looking forward to coming the University of Mobile, I graduated this month with two degrees: Bachelor of Science in Worship Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Many people wonder …

Nate Carroll — Class of 2019

Amber Kelley Alumni, Christian Studies, UM Grad Success

Nate Carrol was awarded the William K. Weaver, Jr. Excellence Award, the university’s highest honor for a graduating male, at the May 2019 commencement. Here is Nate’s story:   In the Fall, I will be attending Boston College (in Boston, MA, not to be redundant) pursuing an M.A. in Philosophy. My aspirations thereafter will be to pursue a Ph.D. and …

Chelsey Sayasane — Class of 2019

Amber Kelley Alumni, Sciences, UM Grad Success

The University of Mobile has been a place where I have found confidence in the Lord and myself. Because of my professors, I have learned more than just algebra and communication ethics. I have learned to love the Lord with all of my heart. I have also learned how to be an intelligent and professional young woman in the broadcasting …

Sina Marchione — Class of 2019

Amber Kelley Alumni, Business, Sciences, UM Grad Success

When I got to University of Mobile, I found it very difficult to decide on a major, as I was inspired by both business and psychology. UM has given me the opportunity to combine both – I graduate in the Class of 2019 with a major in Psychology and minor in general Business. I have always had a strong interest and desire to learn more about the human mind and behavior. Based on the business classes that I took, I realized …

Hannah Baldwin — Class of 2019

Amber Kelley Alumni, UM Grad Success

I have been sworn into the U.S. Army as a military intelligence linguist, so after graduation from University of Mobile I will be sent to Basic Combat Training (BCT) at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. I will then attend the Defense Language Institute in California to become fluent in Pashto, one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. I am thankful …

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Ethelstine Lett

Anna Newman Alumni, Education

MOBILE, Ala. –  Since its founding in 1961, University of Mobile has been investing in students who are going out into the world and making it a brighter place. Dr. Ethelstine Lett is doing just that as the principal of S.L. Lewis Elementary school in College Park, Georgia. Lett graduated from UM in 1997 with a Master of Arts in …

Alumni Spotlight: Ambria Reed

Anna Newman Alumni, Education

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile continues to train up students so they bloom where they are planted in the community and make a difference in the world around them. After graduating from UM in 2017, Ambria Reed began her career in her own classroom using the skills, techniques and values instilled in her to help her students blossom through …