Alumni Spotlight: Christian Bolden

Kathy Dean Alumni

University of Mobile alumni are making the world a better place through their impact on future generations. Learning the virtues of good character is as easy as A-B-C with “The Achiever’s Alphabet,” a new book for boys and girls ages 6-10 by Christian Bolden of Washington, D.C.

Available through Amazon, Bolden’s first book introduces foundational ideals such as fairness, empathy and accountability to reshape how youth view and interact with the world around them.

“Of all the qualities an adolescent can possess, the introduction to positive character attributes are among the most influential factors in a child’s development…The Achiever’s Alphabet takes the reader on a journey of personal growth and core value exploration from A to Z,” according to Amazon. The rhyming book is illustrated by Alexander T. Lee.

Five-star reviews cite the book as “an uplifting read” that is “a great way to teach morals and values, but also vocabulary, at the same time.”

Bolden is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and is a former staff member for U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi. A 2006 graduate of UM, he is also a certified Project Management Professional, and holds an M.B.A. from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. During his career, he has served as a defense analyst, project manager, and government affairs director in Washington, D.C.

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About the Author
Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning media relations director and former journalist whose expertise has enabled the University of Mobile to gain national and regional attention. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Auburn University and worked as a journalist for 12 years, including 10 years at the Mobile Press-Register, earning regional and national awards for coverage of education, deadline reporting and feature writing. She joined the University of Mobile staff in 1993, earning awards for writing and public relations including the Baptist Communicators Association grand prize for feature writing in 2015 and 2012. She is a charter member of Providence United Methodist Church, serves on the board of the John Will Scholarship Foundation, and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from the University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.