It’s an Honor: Honorary Fellows use Influence to Support University

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A legacy must have a starting point. For an institution to impact thousands of lives every year, it must build a foundation. Dr. William K. Weaver Jr., founding president of the University of Mobile, foresaw the impact UMobile could make, and he established a program that would play a significant role in propelling the new institution to greatness: the Association …

Hard Work, Strong Faith: UMobile Trustee Tommy Robinson Builds a Miracle

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Tommy Robinson stood in the middle of a miracle. After eight years of obstacles – Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill and a recession – the $245 million Phoenix West II was open. Nicknamed “the Taj Mahal of the Gulf Coast” at 32 stories and 1.9 million square feet, the beachfront condominium is Alabama’s largest residential building. Tommy Robinson and …

Giving Cooperatively

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The Southern Baptist Convention was established in 1845, with churches unified through state conventions and local associations, to which individual congregations petitioned for membership. Autonomy of the local church is one of the major tenets of Baptist doctrine, and Baptists are fiercely independent. A seminary professor once likened the term “independent Baptist” to “tooth dentist” or “hair barber.” It’s redundant; …

Celebrating a Life: The Frank F. Smith, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

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In March 16, 1960, just one quarter of a mile from his hometown of Stapleton in Baldwin County, a 17-year-old junior at Baldwin County High School, Frank Ferrell Smith Jr., was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in his death. He was tall (6’ 3”), athletic (played basketball and football), musical (a percussionist), handsome and popular. He was in …

Raising Friends: Dr. Fred & Sue Lackey Memorial Scholarship

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Dr. Fred Lackey’s official title at the University of Mobile is “assistant to the president” directing the school’s church and denomination relations. He prefers another title. “I call myself the Chief Resident Hugger of the University of Mobile,” Lackey said. His energetic embrace of life and passion for sharing God’s love with every person he meets has made Lackey an …

2013 Endowed Scholarship Luncheon

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The 2013 University of Mobile Endowed Scholarship Luncheon was held Thursday, October 3 in Ram Hall on the UMobile campus. Thank you again to all who have been a part of creating an endowed scholarship. You truly make a positive difference in the lives of our students.

A Shared Vision: Tommy Northrup

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Tommy Northrop had a vision, and he worked hard to make it happen. As CEO with a controlling interest in Barrow Fine Furniture, Tommy built a business that became the largest independently owned furniture store in Alabama. But Tommy had something else that he considered much more important – a relationship with the Lord. That relationship guided Tommy’s business practices, …

2013 University of Mobile Golf Classic

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Photos by Dan Anderson   Winners from L to R: Dennis McLaughlin, Brett Marler, Kenny Smith, Matt Drinkard   For the second year, Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear hosted the University of Mobile Golf Classic. The 16th annual tournament was held May 17 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Nineteen teams made up of alumni, faculty, staff and …

A New Development: Giving Made Easier

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Modern design, easier navigation, user-friendly online forms, and more in-depth information on giving options are just a few of the features of the newly introduced University of Mobile giving website. The new website is designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality. The site includes extensive information on planned giving opportunities, corporate partnerships, events and the …

‘God Did It’

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This is the story of God working through people to accomplish His end. -Dr. Mark Foley It was Thursday. The meeting in the Weaver Hall office of University of Mobile President Dr. Mark Foley had just wrapped up with approval of a design plan to turn a large classroom space in Martin Hall into a top-notch professional recording studio. But …