Assistant District Attorney Kevin Hall thanks God for liberal arts degree

Kevin Hall, left, stands with Dr. Jason Jewell at the Alumni Honors Luncheon in February 2018.

Kevin Hall, left, stands with Dr. Jason Jewell at the Alumni Honors Luncheon in February 2018.

Kevin Hall not only graduated from Faulkner University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with minors in criminal justice and business administration, he also graduated from Faulkner Law with a Juris Doctor in 2013.  Both experiences propelled him to his current position as the Assistant District Attorney in the 5th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, where he prosecutes all criminal cases from simple speeding to capital murder.

He is also licensed to practice law in all Alabama courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

While studying at Faulkner, Hall served as a Faulkner Security Officer, the Resident Assistant in Burton Dormitory and served as an editor for The Spire newspaper. He was a member of Epsilon Phi Upsilon and participated in the 2008 International Studies Program. He also changed majors from biology, and pre-engineering.

He emphasized the importance liberal arts had in shaping him into a well-rounded individual who could analyze issues and think critically through problems and prepared him well for life and a career.

“Looking back, I see that God charted that path for me so I would have the skills to perform my job and excel in my career, but also so I would understand how things work, how to relate to a wide range of people who have situations and jobs very different from my own,” he said.

“Faulkner’s emphasis placed on faith, regardless of major is a core value. Education and training are great, but coupling that with ‘religious education’ unlocks conversations and thought that someone at a secular institution would not have.

“Talking about matters of faith in different setting while at Faulkner prepared me to better communicate and express my faith to people I interact with through my career today.”

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