Q&A with UM Master in Athletic Training Prof Megan Harper

Kathy Dean Health, Learning

Experience is a great teacher, and that’s certainly true for college students preparing for a career in athletic training. As coordinator of clinical education for the Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Mobile, Megan Harper said providing students with a variety of experiences not only benefits the student – it also benefits the community. “The exercise science …

Q&A with UM Athletic Training Prof Melissa Thomas

Kathy Dean Health, Learning

Dr. Melissa Thomas believes athletic training is a calling. As program director of the new Master of Athletic Training program at the University of Mobile and a certified athletic trainer, she knows what it takes to succeed in the field. She says the best athletic trainers possess empathy, kindness, perseverance, humor, a strong work ethic, emotional intelligence, cultural acceptance, dedication, …

Class of 2021 Celebrates Graduation at the University of Mobile

Zac Douglas Adult, Arts, Business, Christian Studies, Education, Graduate Programs, Health, Learning, News, Nursing, Sciences, Transfer, UM Grad Success

MOBILE, Ala. – On May 8, 2021, the University of Mobile graduated its first doctoral students in Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Musical Arts in vocal performance. A total of 265 graduates were honored at the ceremony held in front of Weaver Hall on the Dr. Fred and Sue Lackey Great Commission Lawn. After receiving diplomas, new graduates participated …

University of Mobile Presents Academic Achievement Awards, President’s Scholastic Awards to Class of 2021

Zac Douglas Arts, Business, Christian Studies, Education, Graduate Programs, Health, News, Nursing, Sciences

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile presented academic awards to outstanding graduating seniors of the class of 2021 during an awards convocation on April 28. Among the awards given were academic achievement awards for the outstanding graduate in each college and school who were recognized for academic accomplishment, service, scholarship and Christian character. The Present’s Scholastic Award was presented …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Why Nurses Recommend UM’s School of Nursing

Amber Thomas Health, Learning

It was because of word-of-mouth recommendations from nurses that have attended the University of Mobile that I chose to earn my nursing degree at UM’s School of Nursing. I have heard from plenty of nurses who rave about the program and always recommend everyone they know to apply to the program. I also love the aspect that the school is …

Meet Your Admissions Counselor – Nick Hampton

Zac Douglas Business, Christian Studies, Education, Experience, Health, Learning, My Why, Nursing, Purpose, Sciences, Student Life, Transfer

“My time as a student was impacted most by the people at the University of Mobile. I know that’s what made my experience worth it, and I want to be a part of making that experience possible for future students,” says Nick Hampton, an admissions counselor at the University of Mobile. Nick graduated from UM in 2015 with a Bachelor …