My Internship Confirmed My Calling

Anna Newman Experience

I entered University of Mobile with no actual idea of what I wanted to do with my life, but an obsession with finding out. Upon entering into the second semester of my sophomore year, I began listening to where God was telling me to go instead of telling Him what I thought I should do. He began to speak through …

Alumni Spotlight: Lawrencine Mason

Kathy Dean Experience

Lawrencine Mason loved being a University of Mobile student. Now she loves helping UM students prepare for the careers awaiting them after graduation. The coordinator for career services in the Student Success Center at University of Mobile graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in biblical and theological studies, and in 2013 with a Master of Arts in marriage …

Why Internships Are Important to Your Future

Allison Gray Experience

An internship is about taking what you learned in the classroom and applying it. Internships help you grow in the field you love. They also help you picture what you can see yourself doing in the future, and what you may want to stay away from. University of Mobile provides many internship opportunities, by posting opportunities on the job board …

Q & A with Miss University of Mobile 2019

Kathy Dean Experience

Life has been a whirlwind for Raven Young since becoming Miss University of Mobile 2019 in January. The sophomore majoring in elementary education and worship leadership has the distinction of being the university’s first African-American Miss UM. She was already representing the Christ-centered university as a UM Ambassador. Now, she will serve as the official hostess of the university at …

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Aimee Var, PhD Experience

For many people, the start of a new year signals new beginnings. For about half of people, new beginnings also include New Year’s resolutions, which most commonly include a change in lifestyle like resetting their behaviors on a bad habit (think: quit smoking) or picking up a new positive habit (think: exercise more). While these are admirable resolutions, research shows …

What We Wish We Would’ve Known….

Amber Kelley Experience

Coming into college is exciting, fresh, new and sometimes confusing. University of Mobile offers some unique resources for freshmen, like Freshman Seminar – a class designed to introduce you to everything; and Ram Rush – a fun, new student orientation weekend.  But there is also another resource you might not think about – upperclassmen. As a soon-to-be-graduating senior, there are …

Devoted to Service: Jessica Catlin

Kathy Dean Alumni, Experience, Giving

As an assistant district attorney for the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, Jessica Catlin ’13 is pursuing her professional calling. Now, this University of Mobile alumna encourages current students to discover and pursue their own callings. She helps Dr. Julie Biskner, associate professor of political science, coach UM’s Mock Trial Team and prepare students for regional competition. As a speaker …

A Performer with a Gift

Rivers Brunson Experience, Giving

When Erica Burleson takes the stage, everyone in the room remembers. “I wanted my performance to be very dramatic; I wanted to make sure that I had an on-stage presence that you’d want to watch and listen, and that you wouldn’t want to end after 90 seconds,” Erica said. A gifted musician in both piano and violin, the reigning Miss …

Ready for the Next Stage

Josh Taylor Alumni, Experience, Giving

Just a few short years ago, Anna Sailors never thought she would be stepping on stage to lead worship for one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America. Knowing God was calling her to be a worship leader, Anna, like many ministry leaders, pushed back on that call, finding excuses for why God could find someone more qualified. Today, …

A New Year’s Resolution for Political Harmony

Julie Biskner, PhD Experience, Learning

We used to get along just fine, Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and progressives. For most of the 20th century, the two sides generally spoke of each other respectfully. By contrast, our current political climate is often described as “toxic.” I believe we can do better. As a professor of government and law at University of Mobile, I have the privilege …