Class of 2021 Celebrates Graduation at the University of Mobile

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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 …

Sarah Thomas to UM Grads: ‘Prove to Yourself that You Belong’

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile alumna Sarah Thomas broke glass ceilings to become the first female official in the National Football League, and she shared lessons learned on that journey during her commencement address to the UM Class of 2021. The Christian university awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters to Thomas during an outdoor ceremony held on campus May …

University of Mobile Nursing Dissertation Leads to Grant for Underserved Community

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MOBILE, Ala. –Danielle Hughes started working as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Lac Courte Oreilles Health Center in Hayward, Wisconsin in June 2020. She saw the lack of access to care, lack of resources, and need for increased health literacy in the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. While completing her online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree …

Lexi Kilsdonk — Class of 2019

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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 …

Jess Strenth — Class of 2019

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Jess Strenth received the Annie Boyd Parker Weaver Award, the university’s highest honor for a graduating female, at the May 2019 commencement. Here is Jess’s story: After a lifetime of looking forward to coming the University of Mobile, I graduated this month with two degrees: Bachelor of Science in Worship Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Many people wonder …

Nate Carroll — Class of 2019

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Nate Carrol was awarded the William K. Weaver, Jr. Excellence Award, the university’s highest honor for a graduating male, at the May 2019 commencement. Here is Nate’s story:   In the Fall, I will be attending Boston College (in Boston, MA, not to be redundant) pursuing an M.A. in Philosophy. My aspirations thereafter will be to pursue a Ph.D. and …

Chelsey Sayasane — Class of 2019

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The University of Mobile has been a place where I have found confidence in the Lord and myself. Because of my professors, I have learned more than just algebra and communication ethics. I have learned to love the Lord with all of my heart. I have also learned how to be an intelligent and professional young woman in the broadcasting …

University of Mobile Graduates Encouraged to be Lifelong Learners as 250 Receive Diplomas

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MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile Class of 2019 received diplomas during commencement on May 11 as commencement speaker Dr. Rick Lance encouraged graduates to pursue a lifetime of learning. “Learning does not end at graduation – it accelerates,” said Lance. The executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention …

Sina Marchione — Class of 2019

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When I got to University of Mobile, I found it very difficult to decide on a major, as I was inspired by both business and psychology. UM has given me the opportunity to combine both – I graduate in the Class of 2019 with a major in Psychology and minor in general Business. I have always had a strong interest and desire to learn more about the human mind and behavior. Based on the business classes that I took, I realized …

Hannah Baldwin — Class of 2019

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I have been sworn into the U.S. Army as a military intelligence linguist, so after graduation from University of Mobile I will be sent to Basic Combat Training (BCT) at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. I will then attend the Defense Language Institute in California to become fluent in Pashto, one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. I am thankful …