Why Journalism and Broadcast Media?

Hailey Morgan Learning, Sciences

For as long as I have existed, I have always been the person who loved to write and tell stories. When I was younger, my plan was to major in English and become an author so I could just sit and live in my own fantasy world, all-day, every day! However, God had another purpose for my life and totally …

Why Philosophy?

Abbie George Maggio Faith, Sciences

Being a philosophy major at the University of Mobile gave me the tools necessary to fulfill a life-long calling in both ministry and in academia, for which I am forever grateful. And all of this started back in 2012. In the summer of 2012, my brother was born with an unexpected diagnosis. The genetic disorder took my entire family by surprise, …

Why Pre-Med?

AJ Nipper Sciences

As I type this into my computer, millions of things are currently working simultaneously to sustain me. Circuits of neurons connected to muscles in my back and legs are repeatedly sending impulses to and receiving responses from the brain in order to keep me upright in my chair. My brain sends repeated signals to my diaphragm, telling it to contract, …

Why Psychology?

Jess Strenth Sciences

It didn’t take me very long once I started at the University of Mobile to know that I wanted to add a psychology major. I had been in Introduction to Psychology for two class meetings, and I went straight to the registrar’s office to add a second major. Why? There are several reasons— beyond the simple fact that I was …

Dr. Wanda Jones Joins University of Mobile as Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Kathy Dean News, Sciences

MOBILE, Ala. – Research scientist and engineer Dr. Wanda Jones has joined the University of Mobile faculty as assistant professor chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. Jones holds a Doctor of Philosophy in materials science and engineering from Tuskegee University, where she was awarded several National Science Foundation graduate fellowships and was named an Alabama Graduate Research Scholar. …

Why Sociology?

Zelda Peach Learning, Sciences

Sociology, or the study of human society, has always been a fascinating subject for me. From the intense class debates to the thought-provoking research, sociology has the power to bring out curiosity in anyone. The subject makes one start to question, search for answers and come to sometimes surprising conclusions. To me, sociology is almost the perfect mixture of philosophy, …

Why Government & Law?

Dylan Szymanski Learning, Sciences

Deciding on a major is one of the toughest aspects of going to college. As a matter of fact, it took me quite a while to decide on what major I wanted to pursue. It can be very overwhelming. Nonetheless, I made my decision a few years ago and it has changed my life for the better. I’m currently majoring …

Why Marine Science?

Kathryn Gray Experience, Learning, Sciences

Everyone majoring in Marine Science at the University of Mobile is required to spend a summer at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab taking classes specific to our field. This is an incredible program that allows marine biology students at every school in Alabama to spend hands-on time in the field getting in-depth knowledge on all kinds of ocean-related topics. Two …

Lexi Kilsdonk — Class of 2019

Amber Kelley Alumni, Sciences, UM Grad Success

This September, I’ll be moving to Versailles, France to teach English to elementary school kids. I’ve been hired by the French Ministry of Education to participate in the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) for the 2019-2020 school year. I have felt God calling me to France for years, but it never seemed like something that would really happen. I …