In fall 2015, the Blackburn Institute’s Advisory Board considered and approved a proposal to allow recent graduates to serve on the advisory board in a limited capacity.


  • Graduated in the December preceding January nominations or will be graduating in the May or August following January nominations
  • Met all requirements to be pinned as a Fellow at time of graduation


  • Attend the spring and fall advisory board meetings (immediately preceding the Annual Networking Dinner and Annual Symposium);
  • Organize graduating students and solicit for a senior class gift to the Statewide Action and Fellows Support Fund;
  • Pay the balance of any dues ($500 for those under 35 years of age) not covered by the senior class gift (up to $250) and anticipated matching gift from a current advisory board member or fellow; and
  • All other expectations of other advisory board members.

Up to three nominations are forwarded to the advisory board for consideration and selection of one new member each April for a term to begin in the following January.

Recent Graduate Advisory Board Members and Terms

  • Alli Koszyk (2020-2022 – Term begins January 1, 2020)
  • Pat Reynolds (2019-21)
  • Mary Lieb (2018-20)
  • Will Sorrell (2017-19)