The photos below show each class of the Blackburn Institute. Prior to 2014, students were called Blackburn Fellows upon selection. In 2014 and after, students earned the title of Fellow upon completion of all program requirements and graduation with a degree from The University of Alabama.

(Key: bold = students who have not yet transitioned to Blackburn Fellows upon graduation; italics = graduates who did not complete the Blackburn curriculum; * = deceased) 

Class of 2020

Blackburn Institute class of 2000

  • Row 1: Ibby Dickson, Kate Fountain, Frances Buntain, Ariel Jones, Sarah Shield, Angela Barajas Salcido
  • Row 2: Patrick Dutton, Teairra Evans, Quin Kelly, Alex Sandlin, Justin Branum
  • Row 3: Heather Gann, Alli Swann, Trinity Hunter, Dalis Lampkins
  • Row 4:  Brady Duke, Mary Eliza Beaumont, Johnny Baxley, Callen Woodard
  • Row 5:  Brandon Marsh, Sam Taylor, Garrett Mayo, Philip Harden, Eric Harrison, Vito Lombardi
  • Not pictured: Aaron Frederick, Anna Cain, Benjamin Honan, Brekeese Pierce, Darius Thomas, David Zell, Eboné Ivory, Ellen Walton, Griffin Howard, Hannah King, Iyana Diaz, Jaionna Terry, Lindsay Fincher, Mariah Ellis, Nate Burns, Nour Akl, Perry Martin, Preston Hall, Price McGiffert, Princess Moore, Roshan Malladi, Sav Campbell

Class of 2019

Blackburn Institute class of 2019

  • Row 1: Jarrett Moore, Bhavana Ravala, Clayton Lawing, Camille Howarth, Royce Dickerson, Arianna Kellum, Jade Hill, Abba Mellon, Tattum Denham, Kathryn Lahr, Aleah Brown
  • Row 2: Cambridge Layfield, Lauren Chambliss, Sam Reese, Josh Britt, Cassie McCarley, Allysa Rapadas, Kate Pitts, Kelsi Long, Nayeli Pineda, Tana Early, Brittany Hamner
  • Row 3: Marquis Hollingsworth, Courtney Zotaj, Logan Goulart, Tejas Dinesh, Julia Strobing, Megan McCrory, Clark Vick, Emma Bearden, Will Henson, Carina Villareal, Payti Harrison, Will Roberts
  • Row 4:  Cameron Dobbs, Jack Kappelman, Trey Sullivan, Ben Leonard, Ford Williams, Chris Robinson, Micah Presley, Zac Pate, Olivia Smith, Taylor Roberson

Class of 2018

Blackburn Institute class of 2018

  • Row 1: Maruka Walker, Emma Mansberg, Caroline Smith, Shannon Walsh, Cokie Thopmson, Margaret Lawson, Effy McEldowney, Elise Helton, Shana Oshinskie, Sumona Gupta, and DeAnna Lockett
  • Row 2: Anna Shelby, Belle LouAllen, Elizabeth LaPaugh, Donna Xia, Tyler Thull, Courtney Geary, Kendall Kruchten, Callie Cochran, Caitlyn McTier, Sasha Godfrey, Alexis Smith, and Ally Williams
  • Row 3: Eva Curran, Isabella DeSheplo, Danielle McAllister, Henry Pitts, Noah Avery Greene, Harrison Turner, Marian Bolin, Jacob Dennis, Kimora Bell, Josh Smalley, Stephen Grover, and Alli Koszyk
  • Row 4: Chance Tudor, Colby Murray, Pruett Singleton, Bennett McGehee, Ben Stansell, Matthew Kiszla, John Martin Weed, Dante Whittaker, and Joe Ballard

Class of 2017

Blackburn Institute class of 2017

  • Row 1: Asia Monet Hayes, Rachel Ramey, Marissa Navarro, Wen Walsh, Shannon Driscoll, Mollie Wade, Olivia Howell, Jasmine Phillips, and Rubén Tarajano
  • Row 2: Hani Razavi, Jackson Gunter, Christine Allen, Kalan Lett, Baily Martin, Megan Wingbermuehle, Pedram Maleknia, Mae Crumbley, Austin Halverson, Faith Barringer, and Kyle van Frank
  • Row 3: Pat Reynolds, Jay Little Cunningham, Ryan Dowdy, Sydney Gabrielson, Alyssa Barefield, Jeffrey Jones, Matthew Tedford, Omer Bensaadon
  • Row 4: Reid Jenkins, Houston Wingo, Quinika Bradley, Rebecca Griesbach, Keegan Allen, Shawn McGee, Lance McCaskey, Norris Davis, Richmond Gunter, and Jackson Bryant
  • Not Pictured: Erica McNaughton

Class of 2016

Blackburn Institute Class of 2016

  • Row 1: Ryan Coleman, Chandler Shields, Caitlin Cobb, Sophia Warner, Camille Carr, Dwyer Freeman, Tori Leonard, Jessica Tolbert, Mollie Gillis, James Clinton, Kristen Chambliss, Amber Scales, Maya Perry, Andrea Hayes, Millicent Krebs
  • Row 2: Ronald Nelson, Rob Grady, Melissa Mathews, Akiesha Anderson, Jilisa Milton, Patrick Fitzgerald, Nivory Gordon, Ada Katherine van Whye, Kelsei Coleman, Alexandria Smith, Jimmy Pritchett
  • Row 3: Carson Ford, William Bounds, Dalton Beasley, Josh Fuller, Ryan Truitt, Becca Michel, David Turner, Phuong Nguyen, Tucker Martin
  • Row 4: Jared Hunter, Chris Lancaster, Ibukun Afon, Cameron Harris
  • Not Pictured: Maddy Lewis, Dana Sweeney

Class of 2015

Blackburn Institute class of 2015

  • Row 1: Jordan Patterson, Meghan Dorn, Haley Siddall, Polly Ricketts, Christa Smith, Amanda Bennett, Lita Waggoner, Kaki Clements, Katie Plott, Anne Matthews, Lillian Roth, Samantha Rudelich, Kate Mauldin, Caroline Morrison, Catie Malone
  • Row 2: Sam Pannell, Joshua Hillman, Joe Hawley, John Roberts, Frank Foley, Michael Moore, Undre Phillips, Douglas Craddock
  • Row 3: Terrance Lewis, Chisolm Allenlundy, Nathaniel Broadhurst, Elliott Spillers, Jeff Rogers, Will Leathers, Ben Jackson, Drew Cicero, Karter Smith
  • Not Pictured: Jonathan Joyner, Warner Thompson, Taylor Younginer

Class of 2014

Blackburn Institute class of 2014

  • Row 1: Barrett Bowdre, Kevyn Armstrong- Wright, Olivia Atkinson, Hannah Zahedi, Erin Mosely, Alexandra Smith, Shuwen Yue, Danielle Cassady, Chelsea Caveny, Mary Lieb
  • Row 2: Andy McWhorter, Parker Alison, Henry Downes, Peyton Hicks, Aaron Brazelton, Robert Pendley, Christian Shannon, Jackson Britton, Anna Carroll, Kimberly Smith
  • Row 3: James Kemp, Aaron Howard, John Wilson Booth, Alex Marsh, John David Thompson, Caleb
    Lundy, John Pounders, Anthony James
  • Not Pictured: Lauren Breland

Class of 2013

Blackburn Institute class of 2013

  • Row 1: Olivia Bensinger, Yardena Wolf, Velmatsu Lewis, Leigh Terry, Laura Freeman, Sarah Cunningham
  • Row 2: Sehar Ezez, Kia Boyd, Mary Sellers Shaw, Katie Moss, Allison Montgomery, Hashuluv Watson
  • Row 3: Nicholas Roy, Koushik Kasanagottu, Eric Roddy, Jim Larsen, Will Sorrell, Mackenzie Brown, Cruise Hall
  • Row 4: Paul Strickland, William Gonzalez, Al Gilani, Archie Creech, Jr, Hansen Babington, Patrick Crowley, Ross Green, Brad Watts, Ronte Pritchett, Mark Hammontree
  • Not Pictured: Sarah Rosales

Class of 2012

Blackburn Institute class of 2012

  • Row 1: Mary Lee Caldwell, Chelsea Southard, Rachel Hunkler, Coleman Humphrey, Katie Jackson, Ally Martin, Rashmee Sharif, Anna-Margaret Yarbrough, Katie Jernigan, Mary Wills, Becca Livingston, Chandler Wright
  • Row 2: Justin Bond, Sean Hudson, Alex Morris, Jordan Cissell, Elliott Bell, Peter Inge, Art Richey, Brennan Johnson
  • Row 3: Landon Nichols, Austin Lafferty, Will Dodd, Edward O’Neal, Ryan Davis

Class of 2011

Blackburn Institute class of 2011

  • Row 1: Joshua White, Zachary Freeman, Genie Smith, Caroline Shook, Erika Wade, Hannah Hicks, Chisom Ifediba
  • Row 2: Madalyn Vaughn, Carley Hovell, William Tucker, Adam Rawlins, Mallory Flowers, Rebecca Benning, Victor Luckerson
  • Row 3: Carolyn Bero, John Brinkerhoff, Matthew Calderone, Marlan Golden, Cason Kirby, Hayden Gunter
  • Row 4: Christopher Izor, Corey Whaley, Wesley Britt, Tray Smith, Austin Gaddis, Denzel Evans-Bell
  • Not Pictured: Allison Marsh

Class of 2010

Blackburn Institute class of 2010

  • Row 1: Christy Boardman, Lauren Marsh, Jillian Sparks, Lissa Handley Tyson, Lindsey Smith, [removed by request of the Fellow], Sophie Santos, Kandice Harris, Stephanie Ballard, Lucie Enns, Hallie Paul
  • Row 2: Daniel Marbury, Ryan Flamerich, Kyle Scott, Wesley Vaughn, John DuBois, Mark Foley, Jr., Austen Parrish, Charlotte Brown
  • Row 3: Walker Donaldson, Kyle Fox, John Anselmo, Seth Morrow, Tyler Rigdon, Alonzo (A.J.) Kirkman, Malcolm Cammeron, Benton Atchison, Richard Cockrum

Class of 2009

Blackburn Institute class of 2009

  • Row 1: Karis Browder, Lynn McConnico, Caroline James, CadeAnn Smith, Fernanda Lima, Mallory Meissner, Heather Mackel, Johnjerica Hodge, Alicia Lewis
  • Row 2: Anna Foley, Lauren Floyd, Amelia Haas, Marshall Houston, Jay Saxon
  • Row 3: Katherine McClellan, Jessica Kuperberg, Taylor Arabian, James Tarbox, Andres Peña, Elliot Knight, David Simpson, Brian Davis, Stanley Phillips, Ben Burch, Matt DeMonbrun, Evan Ward
  • Not Pictured: Wilson Boardman, Nichole Ramirez

Class of 2008

Blackburn Institute class of 2008

  • Row 1: Josh Bell, Angel King-Rodriquez, Angelica Agee, Priscilla Williams, Hylan Noble, Ellyn Hamm.
  • Row 2: Kimberly Kilpatrick, Elizabeth Flachsbart, Ryan Sprinkle, Meg McCrummen, Erin Shirley.
  • Row 3: Caitlin Looney, Zack Stillings, Patty Ann Bogue, Jimmy Young.
  • Row 4: J.W. Gallina, Milton Nettles, Steven Donaldson.
  • Row 5: Aisha Mahmood, Matthew Brown, Tyler Valeska, Ian Sams.
  • Row 6: Matt Wilson, John Hammontree, Kristopher Rollins, Johnathan Speer.
  • Not Pictured: Erica Rice, Nikki Wheelus

Class of 2007

Blackburn Institute class of 2007

  • First row: Laura Dover, Daniel Odrezin, Kendra Key, Ambria Lankford, Mary Harmon Rountree, Phillips Thomas, Megan Courington, Joan-Marie Manolakis, Joan Reichwein Smith, Robert McMillan, Danielle Blevins.
  • Second Row: Justin Zimmerman, Yongxiang “Kenny” Liang, Natalie Latta, Becky Reamey, Kristin Schneider, Martha Griffith, Meri-Glenn Freeman, Dana Lewis, James Dawkins, Marc H. Shook (Director).
  • Back Row: Robert L. Harris, III, Andrew Vincent, Alex Chandler, Leroy Nix, Barrett Sullivan, Alex Flachsbart, Ryan Robichaux.
  • Not Pictured: Richard Powers

Class of 2006

Blackburn Institute class of 2006

  • Row 1: Julia Seong, India Williams, Stephanie Brennan, Laken Laird, Jessica Garcia, Stevona Rogers, Hayley Callis, Amanda Minor
  • Row 2: Cameron Smith, Jackson Switzer, Jay Davis, Ashinth Moodliar, William Bloom, Jake Loggins, Matthew Lewis, Adam Harbison, Britney Garner, Danner Summerford, LaTasha McCrary
  • Row 3: Jesse Woods, Dwight Lewis, Ben Foster, Michael Emery, Tim Neunzig

Class of 2005

Blackburn Institute class of 2005

  • Row 1:Virginia Thomas, Whitney Miller, Ashley Gorday, Ashley Hays, Breanna Harris.
  • Row 2: Marion McIntosh, Mallory Morgan Combest, Karoline Richardson, Laura Bundrick, LeeAnn Wilson, Abby Grammer, Kathy Kinslow, Michelle Fuentes, Rebecca Buchanan.
  • Row 3: J.W. Snider, Sam Todd, Tyler Flores, R.B. Walker, Steven Spiehler, Sam Masters, Jesse Homan, Kevin Garrison, Will McCracken, Robert Boylan.
  • Not Pictured: Aldrich Callins, William Nevin

Class of 2004

Blackburn Institute class of 2004

  • Row 1: John Joseph, Meghan Stringer, Anna Ruth Williams, Kim Straub, Kim Goins, Christian Smith, Laura Neergaard, and Maridi Thompson
  • Row 2: Taylor Nichols, Patrick Keenum, Sarah Kate Sullivan, Abby Smith, Shermeen Memon, Brittney Ingalls, Amanda McMillan, and Amy Bishop
  • Row 3: Dr. Cheree Causey, Jon David Conolley, Ryan Davis, Reginald Miller, Trey Hayes, Glenn Cummins, Chequetta Moore, and Adam Rankin
  • Not Pictured: Blake Barnes, James Gibson, and Trey Sterling*

Class of 2003

Blackburn Institute class of 2003

  • Row 1: Mary Ila Heard, Jackson Hataway, Tatiana Richards, Marc Bass, Heather Edwards
  • Row 2: Rachel Duncan, Torhonda Lee, Adam Traywick, Emily Bishop
  • Row 3: Creshema Murray, Ava Leone, Lisa Vaughn, Courtney McGowan, Brian Murphy
  • Row 4: Lori Foster, Clint Light, Dr. Cheree Causey, Case McNeill, Kyle Buchanan, Tanya Kassis
  • Not Pictured: Erin Duncan, Rusty Henry, John Phillips, Nicholas Prillaman

Class of 2002

Blackburn Institute class of 2002

  • Row 1: Mary Anne Taylor, Karen Torres, Sarah Reppucci, Samarria Munnerlyn Dunson, Abigail Morrow, Dr. Cheree Causey
  • Row 2: Hallie Bradley, Holly Caraway, Claire Chisolm, Lorraine Erhunmwunsee, Kelly Pinckard
  • Row 3: Zac Riddle, Josh Payne, Andy Todd, Will Hester, Prince Cleveland
  • Row 4: William Norvell, Bradley Davidson, Antonio Saunders, Matt Clinton
  • Row 5: Chris Sanders, John Beasley
  • Not Pictured: Leah Finley, Ashley Ragsdale

Class of 2001

Blackburn Institute class of 2001

  • Jonathan Adams, Katie Boyd Britt, Keith Buchanan, Ashley Buha, Kana Ellis Caplan, Christy Collier Hurt, Joni Crenshaw,Robert Davis, David Eagles, Shunta Garrett, Michael Hill, Howard “Ray” Hix Jr., William Holste, Eddie L. Koen Jr., Jennifer Traywick Mims, Clint Moore, Andrew Nix, Tonita Romero Northington, Bryan Oliver, James Perrien, Lydia Seabol, Amitabh Shah, Latasha Smith, Tyrance Story, Elizabeth Sullivan Snodgrass, Robert Turner

Class of 2000

Blackburn Institute class of 2000

  • Victoria Barnes, Rebecca Brand Redmond, Joshua Burcham, Stephanie Leigh Cory, Kristin Gilmer, Jason Goggins, Jessica Najjar, Alan Johnson, Kerri Keith, Chad Kendrick, Jeffery Lees, Melissa Limbaugh, Emily Smith Llinas, Jonathan Macklem, Mark Martin, Matthew Phillips, Kellee Renee’ Ransom, Nathan Reamey, David Richardson, Adam Russell, Raman Seghal, Marc H. Shook, Britt Strong, Kristy Thomas, Brandon Tubbs, Keisha Turner Abrahams, Faythe Smith VanPelt, Shunta V. McBride, Joshua Wallace, Victoria Starks Ward, Brooke West

Class of 1999

Blackburn Institute class of 1999

  • Vance Ballard, Mark Hampton Baxley, Jamey Boozer, Joe Brown, Marty Bryant, Kami Butler, Crystal Edwards, Wendy Fykes, Vincent Graffeo, Nancy Boyd Graves, Chris Holoman, Fanicy Hunter, Scott Levy, Joanne McCrary Brasseal, Stephen Miles, Benita Newton*, T. Michelle Parks, Tracie Ransom, Clemens Reimer, Cedrick Rembert, Julie Koeppe Smith, Meredith Riley Stewart, Anna Stokes Sullins, Brooke Lambert Thomas, Andrew Thornley, Leona Watt, Joshua Wharton, Jennifer Cooke White, Melissa Wyllie

Class of 1998

Blackburn Institute class of 1998

  • Catherine Alexander, Lara McCauley Alvis, Merrit Booth, Porcia Bradford, Becca Brinkley, Latonya Chiles, Kate Cramer, Martha Denham, Daniel Dugan, Julia Floyd, Eletra Gilchrist, Dominique Glinzler Price, Jeremy Gray, Corrie Harris Lake, Frances Hartwell, Cheney Brazeal Hickey, Christina Johnston, Elizabeth Johnston, Ryan Christopher King, Jay Long, Joshua Moore, Chris Nix, Rebecca Partesotti*, Daniel Rodda, Eric Rogers, Amanda Duncan Soong, Mike Spivey, David Vinson, Valerie Williams Wilso

Class of 1997

Blackburn Institute class of 1997

  • Stannon Banks, Jeffery Beaverstock, Chad D. Coker, Tanya Cole, Kristopher Cummings, Jill Devasher, Corey Ealons, Lee Engel, Caroline Turner Ezelle, Harlan Foster, Melissa George, Frank Gonzalez, Rebecca “Casey” Cole Hemard, Elizabeth Hendrix, Lara D. Hodge, Jamie Kitson, Matthew Liverman, Joe Macon, Conroy Marshall, Serge Miroff, Gretchen Natharius, Heather O’Connor, Chris Strong, Bryan Taylor, Ethan Tyler Tidmore

Class of 1996

Blackburn Institute class of 1997

  • Jenna McCammon Bedsole, Jonathan Birdnow*, Brannon Buck, Andrew Carpenter*, Lee Garrison, Eule Glenn, Bill Hankins, Jacob Hogan, Arma Marquez, April McKenzie Mason, Kim Houghton Memmesheimer, Nada Memon, Amy Mitchell, Jonathan Owens, Deidra K. Perry, Eric Pruitt, Stephanie Smith, George D. Thomas, Tracie Sempier, Wonita Williams, Jaime Wright

Class of 1995

Blackburn Institute class of 1995

  • Row 1: Brandon Farmer, Greg Foster, Mohamed Elwany, Brian Carver, Sean Kelley, Melissa Tucker, Lee Pruitt, Erin Tenbrunsel, Rachael Shuttlesworth, Emily Bell, and Darion Petty
  • Row 2: Heather Maddox, Jimmy Cypert, George Zannetos, Osric Engram, Rustee Karolyi, Caroline Androski, Emily Fogarty, Catherine Skinner, Rikki Owens, Judith Rodgers, Ken Battles, and Shannon Powell
  • Row 3: Heidi Gschwend, Jesse Hamner, Kristinn Gretarsson, Josh Hayes, Eduardo Hope, Scott Powell, Scott Dickerson, Artis Brown, Alan Bivens, Benjamin Patterson, Marylin Drees, Travolis Simmons, Molly Markin, and Monica Gravelin
  • Not Pictured: Jason Farley, Susan Findlay, Darren Mowry, Mark Nelson, and Will Denham

Class of 1994

Blackburn Institute class of 1994

  • Row 1 (kneeling): Erin Tenbrunsel, Sean Kelley, Eduardo Hope, Mohamed Elwany, George Zannetos, Greg Foster and Darion Petty
  • Row 2: Alan Bivens, Michelle Fosket, Caroline Androski, Audrey Tan, Emily Fogarty, Melissa Tucker, Marie Dick, Semoine McCray, Rustee Karolyi, Scott Batey, and Mallory Hayes
  • Row 3: Brian Jackson, Kenny Washington, Lee Pruitt, Scott Powell, Cathy Skinner, Kristinn Gretarsson, Brian Carver, John Hogue, John Walters, and Molly Markin
  • Not Pictured: Rikki Owens, Artis Brown, Eric King