Actress, Recording Artist and University of Mobile Graduate Dorothy Savage to Speak at Feb. 20 Torch Society Meeting

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MOBILE, Ala. – Actress, recording artist and University of Mobile graduate Dorothy Savage will be the guest speaker for the Torch Society meeting on Feb. 20. The title of her talk is “More than Enough: Gaining Perspective on our Perceptions.”

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at Ram Hall on the University of Mobile campus, 5735 College Pkwy. The event is free for members and first-time guests, and $15 for non-members. RSVP online at umobile.edu/torchsocietyevents. For information, call 251.442.2201.

The Torch Society, and the Junior Torch Society for members ages 22 to 35, is in its first year with a full schedule of engaging programs and speakers, social gatherings and philanthropic events. Membership is open to individuals interesting in the society’s vision of “Lighting the Way through Scholarships.”

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in music from UM, Savage continued her training with adult vocal studies classes at Julliard, studied with some of New York’s finest vocal teachers, and recently completed the Vocal Teachers course at New York Vocal Coaching in New York City, which encompassed the most current vocal trends and practices to date.

A member of Actors Equity, she has performed regionally along the East Coast in theatrical productions and has toured nationally. She performed in television and film, including on “As the World Turns” and in her independent film, “Between the Walls.” Favorite roles include Nellie in South Pacific, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, and Mayzie in Seussical the Musical. Savage has also performed in off-Broadway productions and originated the role of Edmond Dumain in the Great Big Pirate Show in Manhattan.

In 2010, she released her first contemporary Christian album, “Glorious Mess.” Her song “As Long As It Takes” received significant local and national airplay on stations including K-Love. She released a Christmas album in 2011 titled “Sleigh Ride.”

Currently, Savage lives in Point Clear, Alabama, where she teaches voice and performance coaching and is working on her most important role yet as a wife, and mother to her children, Honor Blue and Ever Brave Savage.

Point Clear is also home to her most recent venture, The Ever Blue Festival, with partner Bruce Earnest, University of Mobile assistant vice president of academic affairs and director of musical theatre in the Alabama School of the Arts.

 

About University of Mobile:
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 and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, 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 University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Rivers Brunson

Rivers Brunson

Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.

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