University of Mobile Renovates Missionary House to Serve Foreign Missionaries

Zac Douglas Giving, News

MOBILE, Ala. – In 1977, the University of Mobile established “The Missionary House” a block from campus to provide a temporary home for Southern Baptist missionaries on furlough. To celebrate the university’s 60th Diamond Anniversary in 2021, the university took on a major renovation project to transform the home. Now, the 1,754-square-foot three-bedroom home is a beautiful and peaceful place …

University of Mobile Breaks Ground for New Strength and Conditioning Complex

Zac Douglas Giving, News

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile broke ground for the new J.L. Bedsole Strength and Conditioning Complex on Sept. 10. The 4,000-square-foot facility will be used by student athletes and students in the university’s School of Health and Sports Sciences, as well as for community outreach. The J.L. Bedsole Foundation awarded a substantial grant to the University of Mobile …

University of Mobile Dedicates George & Pat Dorsett Auditorium

Kathy Dean Giving, News

MOBILE, Ala. – The sloped floor and rows of folding wooden seats of Weaver Auditorium are gone, replaced by a versatile space with state-of-the-art technology in the new George and Pat Dorsett Auditorium at the University of Mobile. “We are here to honor a family that has meant so much to this university over the years,” said UM President Lonnie …

University of Mobile Classic Golf Tournament Rescheduled

Zac Douglas Giving, News

Mobile, Ala. – The 23rd annual University of Mobile Classic has been rescheduled for Oct. 23, 2020. Registrations and sponsorships can be purchased at umobile.edu/mobileclassic. The tournament will take place at the Heron Lakes Country Club and begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. A burger bar lunch with prizes will follow the event. Registration will stay open until the …

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University of Mobile Receives J.L. Bedsole Foundation Grant for Athletic Facility

Kathy Dean Giving, News

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile received a substantial grant from the J.L. Bedsole Foundation for a campus weight training and athletic facility. The grant will fund a significant portion of construction and equipment costs for the new J.L. Bedsole Strength and Conditioning Complex on campus. The complex will provide space for weight and cardiovascular training, offices, plus an …

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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 …