#MyWhy — Maegan

Baylee Gaughf My Why

Kinesiology, Exercise Science (Pre-OT) I tend to draw near to places, people and activities that involve serving others. Naturally, the University of Mobile pulled me in with its distinct core values. As a student-athlete, I am able to serve others through softball and kinesiology. The UM softball team has a reputation for cultivating a culture revolved around character and serving …

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#MyWhy — Jacob

Jonathan Harding My Why

Sports Administration I’ve loved sports all my life, so when I prayed over it and felt God call me into Sports Administration, I knew it was where I needed to be. Going into my senior year in high school, I had different people pulling me in different directions. I had a few schools lined up to visit, and before I …

#MyWhy — Layton

Jonathan Harding My Why

Elementary and Childhood Education Once I decided on the University of Mobile, this overwhelming peace came over me, and I knew I was at the right place. I love working with kids and seeing children develop, so I knew elementary and childhood education would be a perfect field for me. I will not only be teaching kids, but I will …

#MyWhy — Evan

Jonathan Harding My Why

Christian Studies My youth minister back home was a huge influence on my life. I wanted to be a criminal psychologist, but because of my pastor’s influence, I changed to be a youth pastor. I saw many people go through some hard times and they were able to get through that because he was there to help them, and I …

#MyWhy — Ashlyn

Jonathan Harding My Why

Communication I competed in Distinguished Young Women and represented the state of Missouri, and while I was down here in Mobile, Alabama, I visited University of Mobile. I loved how nice everyone was and it stuck with me. I am going into Broadcast Journalism. I have always enjoyed writing and speaking in front of a camera. The professors here are …

#MyWhy — Alexis

Jonathan Harding My Why

English University of Mobile’s soccer coach reached out to me about playing for the school, and when I got here, I felt at home. I am an English major, and I love writing, creating stories, and being able to think outside the box. At UM, the professors are so encouraging. It has been a blessing to have them critique my …

#MyWhy — Abigail

Jonathan Harding My Why

Musical Theater I used to take voice lessons over Skype with Dr. Marian Kyle, who is a vocal teacher at University of Mobile. She and my mom went to school together, and when it came time to look at colleges, she asked me to come study voice with her down here. When I got here, God pressed it on my …

#MyWhy — Madison

Jonathan Harding My Why

Intercultural Studies I took a year off after high school to figure out what I wanted to study. During that year off I found University of Mobile. The Christ-centeredness and small college vibe drew me in. This past summer I was able to be an intern for our missions pastor at my home church. Being able to help plan missions …

#MyWhy — Angela

Jonathan Harding My Why

Grad Student I graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I chose to put my degree on the shelf for the next 17 years, while I homeschooled my children. I always knew that I would continue my education when my children graduated high school. My daughter attended early enrollment classes at University of Mobile, while my son participated …

#MyWhy — Alex

Jonathan Harding My Why

Intercultural Studies God put international mission in my heart. He also showed me that the nations are here. There are people here that I can invest in, and they can invest in me. I went from thinking I was not going to need college, to God showing me that University of Mobile is a place of true discipleship and where …