University of Mobile Nursing Student Receives Scholarship from Veterans Organization

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MOBILE, Ala. – A University of Mobile nursing student and military spouse received a scholarship from a local veterans honor society.

Katelyn Murdorf, a senior Bachelor of Science in Nursing student from Boise, Idaho, was the recipient of Forty & Eight’s 2017-2018 Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship, in the amount of $400, is the result of the charitable organization’s annual fundraising events.

“I appreciate this so much. This helps more than you know,” Murdorf said.

Murdorf was chosen for the scholarship by the late Norman Cox, a former chaplain and 54 year member of Forty & Eight, before his passing. John Jackson, correspondent, and Steven James, chef de gare, presented the scholarship in his honor.

Among many familial ties to the military, Katelyn’s husband, John Murdorf, served in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom while in the Air Force. He now serves as petty officer third class in the U.S. Coast Guard.


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 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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