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 …

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, …

Coaching Legend Dabo Swinney to Speak at University of Mobile Scholarship Banquet, Tickets Available for Feb. 27 Event

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MOBILE, Ala. – Coaching legend Dabo Swinney is the keynote speaker for the 2018 University of Mobile Scholarship Banquet presented by Seymour. The gala event will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, and begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center in downtown Mobile. General admission tickets are $150 and sponsorships begin at $1,500. Sponsorships may include an …

Creating a Lasting Legacy

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Before there were computers, there was Doris Davis and her Rolodex. When attorney Massey Bedsole wanted to correspond with someone, he would call out from his office in Mobile to his longtime legal secretary, whose desk was just a few feet away. Plucking a card from her Rolodex, Doris would give Massey all the information he needed to write a …

Mother Would Be Proud’

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The Louise VanLandingham Memorial Endowed Scholarship   After their mother passed away at age 84, Maureen Nichols was a bit afraid to tell her older sister what she did with a portion of the inheritance. She shouldn’t have worried. “I was ecstatic,” said Kathy Hawsey. With a donation to University of Mobile, Maureen established the Louise VanLandingham Memorial Endowed Scholarship. …

Brady & Emily King

One Step at a Time

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University of Mobile alumni Brady and Emily King earned their degrees in math and education, respectively, with the help of athletic scholarships. So when the 2014 graduates were deciding where to make a charitable contribution that would really make a difference, their own challenges of being student athletes came to mind. They prayed about the decision, and felt the Lord’s leading.. …

My Mom’s Steinway Experience at University of Mobile

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My mother, Norma Kolakoski, is 83 years old and has been playing the piano for the past 70 years. She graduated from Boston University, majoring in Music Education with a minor in Piano. My mom was an elementary school music teacher and piano instructor for over 25 years. She positively influenced thousands of students with her love for music in …

9 Steinways Delivered To The CPA

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As part of University of Mobile’s All Steinway, All Together Campaign, 9 Steinway pianos were delivered on campus on January 21, 2016. Students unwrapped and played pianos for peers and with local media in attendance.    

Teamwork: Crossing The Finish Line

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Whatever your goal, wherever you set your finish line, you probably had some help getting there.   Maybe you have your own personal pit crew who refuels you for the next lap, helping you fine-tune your engine so you can keep moving ahead.   Or you are blessed with friends and family who believe in you enough to stand beside the road on a hot summer day, ready …