Creating a Lasting Legacy

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Before there were computers, there was Doris Davis and her Rolodex. When attorney Massey Bedsole wanted to correspond with someone, he would call out from his office in Mobile to his longtime legal secretary, whose desk was just a few feet away. Plucking a card from her Rolodex, Doris would give Massey all the information he needed to write a …

Mother Would Be Proud’

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The Louise VanLandingham Memorial Endowed Scholarship   After their mother passed away at age 84, Maureen Nichols was a bit afraid to tell her older sister what she did with a portion of the inheritance. She shouldn’t have worried. “I was ecstatic,” said Kathy Hawsey. With a donation to University of Mobile, Maureen established the Louise VanLandingham Memorial Endowed Scholarship. …

Brady & Emily King

One Step at a Time

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University of Mobile alumni Brady and Emily King earned their degrees in math and education, respectively, with the help of athletic scholarships. So when the 2014 graduates were deciding where to make a charitable contribution that would really make a difference, their own challenges of being student athletes came to mind. They prayed about the decision, and felt the Lord’s leading.. …

My Mom’s Steinway Experience at University of Mobile

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My mother, Norma Kolakoski, is 83 years old and has been playing the piano for the past 70 years. She graduated from Boston University, majoring in Music Education with a minor in Piano. My mom was an elementary school music teacher and piano instructor for over 25 years. She positively influenced thousands of students with her love for music in …

9 Steinways Delivered To The CPA

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As part of University of Mobile’s All Steinway, All Together Campaign, 9 Steinway pianos were delivered on campus on January 21, 2016. Students unwrapped and played pianos for peers and with local media in attendance.    

Teamwork: Crossing The Finish Line

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Whatever your goal, wherever you set your finish line, you probably had some help getting there.   Maybe you have your own personal pit crew who refuels you for the next lap, helping you fine-tune your engine so you can keep moving ahead.   Or you are blessed with friends and family who believe in you enough to stand beside the road on a hot summer day, ready …

2014 Endowed Scholarship Luncheon

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The 2014 University of Mobile Endowed Scholarship Luncheon was held Nov. 13 in Ram Hall on the UMobile campus. Guests enjoyed an afternoon of good food and music from the Center for Performing Arts group “Welsh Revival.” Students Kei Martin and Andrew Cunningham spoke about the impact the University of Mobile has had on their lives and how thankful they …

Making Edna Proud

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There was no doubt in Otis Brunson’s mind that his Murphy High School English teacher thought he was special. Miss Edna Olson had even picked out a girl she thought he ought to marry — something she would confess in later years to his wife, Jacquelyn, as they attended First Baptist Theodore together. “You don’t want to disappoint a person …

Honor What He Cherished

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On the afternoon of the day her father died, Paige Ellison sat at her computer and sent an email to the University of Mobile. She addressed it to two men she had never met at a university whose campus she had never visited. This is what she wrote on Dec. 22, 2013 to Bill Hart, associate vice president for development, …

2014 Honorary Fellows Spring Luncheon

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Retired Col. Wayne Sirmon was inducted into the University of Mobile Honorary Fellows at the annual luncheon held May 14 at Heron Lakes Country Club. Along with being presented a UMobile lapel pin and coin, he was given a framed Honorary Fellows certificate presented by Bill Hart, associate vice president for development. Dr. William K. Weaver Jr., founding president of …