Dreams Do Come True

Kathy Dean Experience, Fall 2019 Leave a Comment

The University of Mobile is where Chelsey Sayasane found confidence in the Lord, and in herself.

It’s also the place that prepared her to land her dream job, even before she graduated.

As co-host of Studio 10, WALA Fox10TV’s morning lifestyle show, each weekday morning Sayasane introduces the regional viewing audience to the people, places and events that make the Gulf Coast community special. It’s a highly coveted spot, one that typically goes to professionals who have been in the television field for years. Sayasane was tapped for the position in January of her final semester, spending the last few months of college juggling a high-profile full-time job while completing her major in communication.

Long before she stepped into the television spotlight – even before she was in the spotlight as Miss University of Mobile 2016 – Sayasane was putting the spotlight on people in need.

As a college student, she started the “Coats of Many Colors” ministry to provide winter, rain and business coats to the homeless. That sparked her first brush with the television industry. While delivering coats in Bienville Square, a public park in downtown Mobile, Sayasane had an impromptu Facebook Live interview with a local news anchor who saw the activity and stopped to check it out. The interview brought attention to the ministry, allowing it to expand.

Now Sayasane brings attention to the good that others are doing in the community.

“I truly believe that the Lord knows the desires of our hearts. If we let Him order our steps, even our biggest dreams can become a reality. I am forever grateful for my time at the University of Mobile,” she said.

Dreams do come true.

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.

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