All Steinway, All Together

University of Mobile is the 185th All-Steinway School in the world, after completing a year-long fundraising campaign to replace an inventory of aging pianos with 24 Steinway pianos. Now, students in the Christian university’s Alabama School of the Arts are practicing and performing on pianos considered by many professional musicians to be the finest instruments in the world.

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Great Commission Globe & Lawn

A Great Commission Globe fountain and lawn project that is the centerpiece of a new graduation tradition and symbol of University of Mobile’s purpose was dedicated May 9, 2017. University of Mobile President Timothy L. Smith said the Great Commission Globe “serves as a reminder of our responsibility before God as a university to prepare graduates from various disciplines for their Great Commission calling.”

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Center for Excellence in Healthcare Practice

On February 21, 2017, University of Mobile official opened the new Center for Excellence in Healthcare Practice. The high-tech simulation labs provide hands-on learning that mirrors real-world experiences students may face in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

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The generosity of our distinguished donors has led to the creation of more than 175 donor scholarships for deserving students, as well as significant support for faculty, academic programs, student life, and so much more. Donors are essential to accomplishing the university’s mission to be a premier Christ-centered academic community providing comprehensive liberal arts and professional programs to distinctively transform the world. Our special recognition circles and societies recognize the benevolence of these special donors.

Giving Circles

The Weaver Circle recognizes donors who have reach a lifetime cumulative giving of $5 million or more.
The Bedsole Circle recognizes donors who have reach a lifetime cumulative giving of $1 million or more.
The Martin Circle recognizes donors who have reach a lifetime cumulative giving of $500,000 or more.
The Lyon Circle recognizes donors who have reach a lifetime cumulative giving of $100,000 or more.
Advocate recognizes annual gifts of $10,000 or more.
Partner recognizes annual gifts between $5,000-$9,999
Benefactor recognizes annual gifts between $1,000-$4,999
Patron recognizes annual gifts between $500-999
Friend recognizes annual gifts between $150-499
Donor level recognizes annual gifts between $50-149

The Oak Tree Club recognizes donors who have demonstrated their loyalty by giving any amount, to any area at University of Mobile, for two or more consecutive fiscal years. The university’s fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30. Recognition levels include:
Founder – 2-9 years consecutive giving
Pillar – 10-19 years consecutive giving
Cornerstone – 20 or more years of consecutive giving


Young alumni, Brady and Emily King, give back to support current student athletes.

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The Great Commission Globe and an endowed scholarship was made possible by the estate of Doris M. Davis.

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The university gutted two entire floors of William K. Weaver Hall to create living laboratories that support a new approach to teaching college courses that UM calls “Prac-ademics™.”

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Maureen Nichols and Kathy Hawsey establish an endowed scholarship in honor of their mother.

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The J.L. Bedsole Foundation has awarded a grant to University of Mobile for the J.L. Bedsole Student Learning Commons, a student learning and activities center in the heart of campus.

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UM raised $518,950 in one year through the “All Steinway, All Together” campaign. A $250,000 matching donation kicked off the campaign. Donors Sherry Turner and Mike Atkins of Naples, FL provided the initial donation in honor of Dr. Roger and Linda Breland “for 50 years of mentoring, teaching and equipping the next generation of Christian leaders and performers.”

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