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Torch Society Awards First Scholarships to 7 Students, Leadership Award to Distinguished Alumna

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MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile Torch Society awarded $5,000 in scholarships to seven students to culminate its first year of service at a Scholarship Celebration Dinner with featured speaker and alumna Dr. Julie Clow.

Dr. Clow is head of global people development at Chanel and author of “The Work Revolution: Freedom and Excellence for All.” She presented her “6 lessons for success” and received the Woman in Leadership Award on behalf of University of Mobile and the Torch Society. The award recognizes women who represent outstanding achievements in her field or community, who embodies the qualities of Christian leadership, and whose achievements are supportive of the University of Mobile mission.

Following a rigorous application and interview process, a Torch Society committee selected seven outstanding students to receive the organization’s first scholarships. Three students received $1,000 each:

Amber Brannon is a freshman, majoring in nursing. She is from Irvington, Alabama and plans to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.




Morgan Green is in her junior year and is studying music, with teaching certification. She is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.




Lexus Peppers is from Ellisville, Mississippi. She is a junior and is studying music education. In her free time, she sings at nursing homes and works part-time.




Four students received $500 each:

Amber Armistead is a sophomore from Saraland, Alabama. She is a first-generation college student and majors in nursing. She dreams of becoming a pediatric nurse.




Todd Bosarge is from Fairhope, Alabama and is a senior. He is a member of the music ensemble RamCorps, and studies elementary education. He wants to teach internationally.



Dunkin Demouy is a biology/pre-med student in her sophomore year. She is a first-generation college student from Semmes, Alabama. She is interested in becoming a physician’s assistant in dermatology or orthopedics.



Gabriella Loiacano is a music student from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. She serves as a UM Student Ambassador and plans to pursue graduate studies.




For more information about the Torch Society and upcoming events, visit



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 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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