Q&A with UM Psychology Professor Aimee Var

Kathy Dean Experience, Health, Sciences

When Aimee Var was an undergraduate student majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish and English, she wanted to become a researcher in linguistics. But over time, she became more interested in the applied side of psychology – especially after moving back to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama, and starting a job at what was then known as the Mobile …

Two Sisters, One Story

Ashlyn Nichols Experience, Transfer

It is not every day you come across two college students with the same major, same sport, both transfer students, and both from the same hometown 5,000 miles away. Meet Emily and Paula John; two friendly, talented sisters from Herzogenaurach, Germany. Emily and Paula transferred to the University of Mobile from separate colleges. Head tennis coach Uwe Tittl recruited both …

Where will your degree take you? – Jared Baker

Zac Douglas Experience, Health, Learning

Jared Baker received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and started working in construction. He comes from a tight-knit family of caregivers – his father was a firefighter and his sister is a nurse – and Jared saw the difference they made in the community. Because of that, he also wanted to make a difference in peoples’ lives, which led …

8 Tips to Make Your College Decision Easier

Kathy Dean Experience, Learning

If you’re a high school junior or senior, you’ve probably heard the question a thousand times: Where are you going to college? If you don’t have the answer yet, you’re not alone. Choosing the best college for you can be overwhelming. There are over 5,300 to choose from in the United States alone, and so many of them look like …

Q&A with UM Health and Sports Science Dean Lori DeLong

Kathy Dean Experience, Health, My Why, Purpose

Dr. Lori DeLong loves athletics – the associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Mobile is a certified athletic trainer and has been a collegiate cross-country coach and assistant women’s basketball coach. She’s even served as an athletic trainer in the 2004 Olympics! Now, as dean of the School of Health and Sports Science in the College of Health …

Q&A with UM Track/ Cross Country Coach Andy Canegitta

Kathy Dean Experience

University of Mobile Coach Andy Canegitta says being part of the track and field/cross country team at a Christian university with one of the NAIA’s largest athletic programs requires determination, commitment and focus. It means being able to self-evaluate, and learning and growing from your experiences. And, it provides an opportunity for being accountable for your actions. Coach Canegitta says …

Where will your degree take you? – Kassie Salors

Zac Douglas Education, Experience, Learning

“Last semester I was at Saraland Early Education Center helping with first grade. I was really nervous walking into the classroom, hoping that the cooperating teacher would react well with me being there. All of a sudden, everything just clicked for me. I saw the gifts God has given me of working with children, and I knew that I had …

Reading Marathon has Lasting Impact on UM Student

Jamie Peters Arts, Experience, Sciences

To give you a good idea about how the University of Mobile’s Reading Marathon went, picture this: it is 4 a.m. in the morning. You are outside Bedsole Commons in a hammock, attempting to keep warm while another all-nighter lies in a heap on the cold pavement. Suddenly, you get up, grab the book from the current reader, and say, …