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Ministering Around the World

Michael Dumas Purpose

When Kelly and Beth Green moved back to Mobile in January, their adult lives and ministries in Christ came full circle. The two international evangelists met on the University of Mobile campus in 1973. Soon the two became best friends, and less than a year later, man and wife — each fully on the path to a life in service …

Avery Podcast

Prac-ademics at Work

Michael Dumas Business, Purpose

When Avery Wilhite began his University of Mobile experience, his career aspirations were vague. The freshman knew he wanted to work somewhere in the communications field, with a lofty dream of eventually producing for tech giant Apple.  In less than a year, Wilhite has flourished in the School of Business in pursuit of his degree in digital media and advertising, …

Honoring Dad

Jessica Sawyer Purpose

Adjunct history professor Wayne Sirmon knows a thing or two about giving back.  Throughout his experiences as an Army officer, teacher, business owner and community leader, Sirmon has been guided by his father’s principle that in everything we do, we should honor God and help our fellow man. He doesn’t just work at University of Mobile – he believes in …

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The Power of Work, Sonneborn Foundation

Martha Simmons Purpose

As the first president of the McDonald’s Corporation hamburger empire, Harry J. Sonneborn was “a financial genius” who believed in the power of work, according to Greg Luce, a longtime friend. That’s why University of Mobile scholarships funded by the Harry J. and Aloyis Sonneborn Charitable Foundation are awarded to students with the greatest needs and to prepare them for …

Torch Society Lights the Way

Kathy Dean Purpose

The University of Mobile Torch Society awarded $10,000 in scholarships to six students at its culminating event, “An Evening with Amanda Bible Williams,” on April 9 at Redemption Church. “Torch Society finished a record year, allowing us to double the amount of scholarship dollars awarded to students,” said Lauren McCaghren, director of Torch Society and senior director of alumni programs. …

Endowed Scholarships Change Lives

Kathy Dean Purpose

An endowed scholarship is a meaningful and life-changing way to honor a loved one while impacting the future by providing scholarships to University of Mobile students. The Endowed Scholarship Luncheon held Feb. 14 in Ram Hall was an opportunity for scholarship founders to meet current student recipients and learn first-hand how their generosity is making a difference. More than 80 …

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The Most Important “Why” in Choosing a College

Luke Criss Learning, Purpose, Transfer

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a college, and one of the most important is something you may not know to look for. It’s why I chose University of Mobile. University of Mobile is not your typical college. UM has deep convictions and a strong foundation that set it apart. As a high school student considering …

Center for Excellence in Healthcare Practice welcomes “Athena”

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The University of Mobile College of Health Professions welcomed a new “patient” to the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Practice, through the support of The Crampton Trust. The “Athena” high-fidelity female patient simulator is a wireless and tether-less manikin that allows for realistic simulation training for healthcare students. Professors can program the simulator to exhibit a variety of symptoms and …

The Last Lecture

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If you had a chance to offer words of advice to college students about to receive their degrees and walk out into the world, what would you say? More importantly, would they want to hear it? That’s the opportunity given to Dr. Ted Mashburn by the University of Mobile Class of 2016. They chose him to deliver the university’s very …

The Time to Succeed

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When student-athlete Matthew Smith-Cook graduated from University of Mobile in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting, he was already well on his way to becoming a successful entrepreneur. “A little before my senior year, my business partner and high school friend, Derek, approached me with a business proposition. He wanted to launch our own business once …