University of Mobile Raises Funds for Piano to honor Dr. Kenneth and Colleen Bergdolt

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University of Mobile Raises Funds for Piano to honor Dr. Kenneth and Colleen Bergdolt

University of Mobile nears goal of becoming an All-Steinway School.


MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile is raising funds to purchase a Steinway grand piano to honor Dr. Kenneth and Colleen Bergdolt, who invested their lives in the students and music programs at the Christian university for over four decades.

The university aims to replace its 35-year-old pianos with new Steinways and become an All-Steinway School. The school aims to raise $25,000 to purchase a new Steinway six-foot grand piano that will be displayed in the Kenneth Bergdolt Chorale Hall in Martin Hall.

To donate or learn more about the All Steinway, All Together initiative, go online to or call the UM Development Office at 251.442.2412.

Dr. Bergdolt was vital in UM receiving its accreditation from the National Association for Schools of Music, built a well-resected music program, and started the Boar’s Head Festival which was celebrated for almost 30 years.

He died in 2011. The Bergdolt Steinway grand piano will be a reminder of the couple’s achievements and legacy at University of Mobile, according to Tonya Gollotte, development officer.

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. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study, with an 880-acre campus located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama.

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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Trey Taulbee

Trey Taulbee

Trey oversees all facets of the university’s creative process, including photo, video, design, print and digital media. He received his Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM and his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University. Prior to his current role, Trey worked in enrollment services and student life. Additionally, Trey co-owns a photography business with his wife, Michelle, specializing in wedding and portrait photography. He lives on Alabama’s eastern shore with Michelle, son, Jack and dogs Cammie & Malone.