How My Internship Gave Me Confidence

Heather Williamson Experience, Sciences

The University of Mobile has helped shape me not only for my career goals but also for my personal aspirations. I have taken so many diverse courses within history and education that I was fully equipped to fall into a role I had only dreamed of. I was able to come to this conclusion after taking an internship. My spring …

The University of Mobile Chose Me

Ashlyn Nichols Experience

I always tell people that the University of Mobile chose me. I made the decision to attend the University of Mobile just two weeks before classes began. I was the Distinguished Young Woman of Missouri in 2018, and I flew to Mobile to compete in the National Competition. It was during those two weeks that I visited UM. I fell in love …

Known for Community: UM Grad Finds New Ways to Serve in Pandemic

Cheyenne Gates Experience, Sciences

My name is Cheyenne Gates and I graduated in 2015 from the University of Mobile with a degree in Sociology. I currently work at the Spanish Fort Fire Rescue Department as the public education coordinator. Before the lockdown from the COVID-19 pandemic, my typical day included public events such as CPR classes for the local high school and businesses, reading time …

Worship Leadership & Theology Master’s Degree Impacts Ministry

Mark Moore Arts, Experience

As one of University of Mobile’s first Master of Arts in Worship Leadership and Theology candidates to complete this graduate program, I could not be more satisfied with the exposure to new ideas, theological depth, worship concepts and leadership development. My UM experience provided professors that were thoughtful, encouraging and very engaged in my success as a student. One of …

Letter to College President Shows What Matters to Students

Kathy Dean Experience

Kaylee Pullin knows excellence. As second baseman on the University of Mobile softball team, she also knows the value of hard work. And, she knows how important it is to let the people in your life know they are important to you. So, she wrote an email to University of Mobile President Lonnie Burnett. “Hello Dr. Burnett. I know this …

Known for Creativity: Julianne Patterson

Maggie Jones Arts, Experience

The University of Mobile provides students with experiences which prepare them for every aspect of life after graduation. Julianne Patterson is one of many who express tremendous gratitude to UM and all of its professors. “I will forever be thankful for choosing UM to be the place where I was able to grow and experience so many possibilities,” said Patterson. …

4 Lessons From 4 Years of College

Maya Lewellyn Experience

It has been such a joy to attend the University of Mobile since my freshman year of college. UM strives to prepare students for their calling by creating an environment that reflects the love of Christ. Although four years of college flies by, those four years are a transformative time for students. Since I stepped foot on campus in 2016, …

Reflections on Being Miss UM 2020

Amber Kelley Experience

This year hasn’t turned out like anyone planned. Due to the pandemic, life changed, dramatically, but many University of Mobile students are able to find the silver lining in all of the chaos. I asked Miss University of Mobile 2020, nursing major Abigail Breland from Little Rock, Arkansas, to reflect on these times as she prepares to represent UM at …

Building Connections and Getting Experience

Katie West Arts, Experience

It feels like yesterday that I was walking on to campus as a freshman with a very small idea of what the future could possibly hold for me at the University of Mobile. As a worship technology major, I knew that the next four years would be an amazing opportunity to learn and grow in my craft, but I never …

Known for Teaching: Flexibility is Key to Teaching in Pandemic

Annamarie Smith Education, Experience

I graduated from the University of Mobile with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education in the fall of 2017. Since graduating, I have been an elementary school teacher in the Mobile County Public School System. Being able to instill a love for lifelong learning in my students on a daily basis is such an honor and …