Mr. Steve D. Carey
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Salem College;
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
"An advantage of Freshman Seminar is the exposure of new students to faculty whose interest and expertise might be in areas new to the students' experience and begins to immediately broaden the students' view of the world. Freshman Seminar allows many new students to meet and interact with professors that they might otherwise not."
Mrs. Brooke Catchpole
B.A., Lee University
M.A., Richmont Graduate University
"The Freshman Seminar course provides students an incredible opportunity to learn how to effectively navigate college life at the University of Mobile. It is a class specifically designed to help students succeed during their first year. Beyond teaching helpful skills for college freshmen, the course allows me to individually invest in the lives of students. If I could share a few words with new freshmen it is to make the most of every opportunity you are given here at UM."
Mrs. Brenda Chastain
Assistant Professor in Education
B.S. Troy University
M. Ed. University of West Alabama
Ed. Specialist University of South Alabama
"I am looking forward to meeting and working with UMobile Freshmen! We will learn from each other all about Freshmen life at UMobile. This course will be beneficial to you in learning about the UMobile family and campus activities. FS 100 will be an interactive course to help you learn everything from managing your time to what it takes to be a successful college student."
Mrs. Brenda Davis
Coordinator for Career Development
B.S., University of Souther Mississippi
M.A., University of Mobile
"Freshman Seminar is a wonderful 'bridge' opportunity between high school and college. It is a time that freshmen come to understand what is required of them as college students while having a Freshman Seminar professor to guide them into the new 'land' of college. I love walking with these freshmen into the new adventure of college and all that it holds for them."
Dr. Troy Henderson
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S. University of Alabama
M.A. University of Alabama
Ph.D. Texas A&M University
"Freshman Seminar provides an avenue for which faculty and first-year students can informally discuss a wide variety of topics for the purpose of making the transition from high school to college smoother. Since many students enroll with an undecided major, Freshman Seminar, among other things, aids in determining a career path with an emphasis on each student seeking God's will in their life."
Mr. Neal Ledbetter
Director of Campus Life
B.S., Auburn University
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"You chose our university because you believed we could help you become a successful professional, spouse and parent. Freshman Seminar is the class that begins that process by first helping you become a successful student."
Dr. Ted Mashburn
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Humanities
B.A., Livingston University
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Th., New College, University of Edinburgh
D. Phil., University of Oxford
Dr. Robert Olsen
Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries
B.A., North Carolina State University
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Mrs. Sara Parker
Student Relations Supervisor
B.S. Texas A&M University
M.A. University of Mobile
"I am a huge fan of Freshman Seminar and the opportunity that it gives new students to have a closer connection with a Faculty/Staff member at the University. I encourage students to take advantage of the information that they will receive in this course and to enjoy the relationships that they will form. I know that all of the Freshman Seminar instructors hope to give students the tools that they need to succeed at the University of Mobile!"
Mr. Rusty Roberts
Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.S., University of Mobile;
M.AC., University of South Alabama
"What’s great about Freshman Seminar is that it gives me an opportunity as a professor to relate with the students one-on-one as they transition into their college experience. One topic the students were especially interested in covered budgeting money, which was more comfortable for me to teach because it’s what I enjoy most."
Mr. Trey Taulbee
Director of Communications and New Media
B.S., University of Mobile
M.A., Full Sail University
"Freshman Seminar is an excellent way for first-year students to transition from high school to college. I personally look forward to meeting new students and challenging them to succeed, not only as students but as people of influence that will make an impact in our culture."
Dr. Melissa Thomas, M.A., Ed.D, ATC
Assistant Professor HPE/ Head Athletic Trainer
Doctoral Studies, United States Sports Academy
"The influence a faculty member has in easing a student through this very special, but often overwhelming first year of college is one that is not taken lightly at the University of Mobile. I consider it a pleasure to assist these students in developing skills that will allow them to excel in courses at UMobile and in life. I hope that the lessons they learn and the memories they make while at UMobile are life-changing."