New Mural Celebrates University of Mobile

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – From a slice of pizza to the Mobile skyline to a briefcase, a new mural at the University of Mobile is made to represent everyone.

One of the newest additions to the University of Mobile’s campus is an 18- by-22-foot mural in a new student life area in Bedsole Commons. UM’s creative director, Heath Vester ’16, and graphic designer Amanda Pritchard designed the mural and painted it.

Each square contains a different image that represents UM, college life or the Mobile area.

The mural gives students the opportunity to engage on a different level and link themselves to one or more of the images, according to the artists

“I love that the city of Mobile has interesting murals that represent out city’s history and culture. Now UM is able to represent our history and culture through a mural. Murals are interactive art that everyone can glean meaning from. I think students, staff and faculty will enjoy it for years to come,” says Pritchard.

Vester says, “The mural brings life to the Bedsole Student Commons. The mural is now another iconic landmark for the university. Along with things like the Ram statue, the Great Commission Globe and Lyon Chapel, the mural is a new touchpoint for the life of UM students. For me, murals celebrate. The mural celebrates our history, our future and what it means to be a college student at the University of Mobile.”

Along with the mural, UM has added a pool table, shuffle board and ping pong, and comfortable furniture to this new student area. Student Life staff offices are nearby, as is the newly renovated library.


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 77 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author

Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.