In the Company of Heroes: Lt. Col. Oliver North on Service, Sacrifice & Spirit-Empowered Leadership

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“The quality that is most necessary for the future of the country is the one that’s being inculcated right here at the University of Mobile, and that is a godly world view – if you will, a biblical world view.” Lt. Col. Oliver North It is an awesome thing to have a United States president describe you as “an American …

It’s an Honor: Honorary Fellows use Influence to Support University

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A legacy must have a starting point. For an institution to impact thousands of lives every year, it must build a foundation. Dr. William K. Weaver Jr., founding president of the University of Mobile, foresaw the impact UMobile could make, and he established a program that would play a significant role in propelling the new institution to greatness: the Association …

Hard Work, Strong Faith: UMobile Trustee Tommy Robinson Builds a Miracle

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Tommy Robinson stood in the middle of a miracle. After eight years of obstacles – Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill and a recession – the $245 million Phoenix West II was open. Nicknamed “the Taj Mahal of the Gulf Coast” at 32 stories and 1.9 million square feet, the beachfront condominium is Alabama’s largest residential building. Tommy Robinson and …

Giving Cooperatively

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The Southern Baptist Convention was established in 1845, with churches unified through state conventions and local associations, to which individual congregations petitioned for membership. Autonomy of the local church is one of the major tenets of Baptist doctrine, and Baptists are fiercely independent. A seminary professor once likened the term “independent Baptist” to “tooth dentist” or “hair barber.” It’s redundant; …

Celebrating a Life: The Frank F. Smith, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

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In March 16, 1960, just one quarter of a mile from his hometown of Stapleton in Baldwin County, a 17-year-old junior at Baldwin County High School, Frank Ferrell Smith Jr., was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in his death. He was tall (6’ 3”), athletic (played basketball and football), musical (a percussionist), handsome and popular. He was in …

Raising Friends: Dr. Fred & Sue Lackey Memorial Scholarship

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Dr. Fred Lackey’s official title at the University of Mobile is “assistant to the president” directing the school’s church and denomination relations. He prefers another title. “I call myself the Chief Resident Hugger of the University of Mobile,” Lackey said. His energetic embrace of life and passion for sharing God’s love with every person he meets has made Lackey an …

To Learn is to Be Known: Dr. Sue Gober

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When Dr. Sue Gober walks into a room – the energy changes. She radiates the familiarity and warmth of an old friend, even with those she has never met. She encourages with her smile and instills confidence with her words. A former kindergarten teacher and avid cupcake baker, she knows just the right way to make a student feel special …