Becoming Family, Building Community at University of Mobile

Rachael Counselman Experience

It takes a village. This is often the phrase many think of when reflecting on the lives of children. However, a village is comprised of more than children.  It consists of brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers; it is a community.  It becomes a home to those who abide there permanently or those travelers passing through on a journey to the next …

Focus Friday Plan: Morning Serve, Evening Movie

Amber Kelley Experience

I am a student at University of Mobile, and I love Focus Fridays! What is Focus Friday all about? Find out more details in my latest blog at umobile.edu/fridayblog. If you are a current UM student, you know all about Focus Fridays. But maybe you don’t have anything special planned for Friday, April 5. That is why I have done …

Focus Fridays Make College Better

Amber Kelley Experience

Did you know that there are many studies about how a 4-day work week is beneficial for people’s productivity and happiness? For real, google it – it’s all over the internet. People everywhere are desiring the benefits of 4-day work weeks. University of Mobile provides Focus Friday for students, faculty and staff, which means that we have Fridays off of …

My Internship Confirmed My Calling

Anna Newman Experience, Sciences

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 Business, 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, Transfer

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 …