The Blackburn Institute is a leadership development and civic engagement program specifically focused on improving the state of Alabama. Through its work with students, alumni (Fellows), and Advisory Board members, the institute develops a network of leaders who have a clear understanding of the state’s challenges. Selected students participate in a one-year curriculum of activities and events, after which they continue their involvement for their remaining time at the Capstone.

Upon graduation, participants earn recognition as Blackburn Fellows and begin their work through professional and civic involvement in their home communities and throughout the state, both individually and through the Fellows Involvement Network (FIN). Supported by an Advisory Board of established leaders committed to the state of Alabama, the Blackburn Institute promotes change through an intergenerational network that learns from the past, takes action in the present, and plans for the future.

Student Officer Elections

Congratulations to the 2018-19 student officers of the Blackburn Institute!

Ryan Truitt, Chairperson
Hani Razavi, Vice-Chairperson
Faith Barringer, Communications Director

Group and Individual Interviews

All applicants for the 2018 class of Blackburn students will receive notification of their group interview by 5:00pm on Friday, February 2. Attire for this interview is business casual and students must check in at least 5 minutes prior to their interview start time in the Blackburn office (2400 Ferg).

All applicants will be notified of their status by 5:00pm on Friday, February 16. Those applicants progressing to individual interviews must sign up for their interview slot on Monday, February 19 or Tuesday, February 20. Attire for this interview is business formal and students must check in at least 5 minutes prior to their interview start time in the Blackburn office (2400 Ferg).

Upcoming Events

Jun 18