How My Internship Gave Me Confidence

Heather Williamson Experience, Sciences

The University of Mobile has helped shape me not only for my career goals but also for my personal aspirations. I have taken so many diverse courses within history and education that I was fully equipped to fall into a role I had only dreamed of. I was able to come to this conclusion after taking an internship. My spring …

Known for Community: UM Grad Finds New Ways to Serve in Pandemic

Cheyenne Gates Experience, Sciences

My name is Cheyenne Gates and I graduated in 2015 from the University of Mobile with a degree in Sociology. I currently work at the Spanish Fort Fire Rescue Department as the public education coordinator. Before the lockdown from the COVID-19 pandemic, my typical day included public events such as CPR classes for the local high school and businesses, reading time …

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 …