Honorary distinction in The Blackburn Society is conferred in recognition of outstanding contributions to leadership in service to the mission and purpose of the Blackburn Institute. Service may be to the state of Alabama, the United States, The University of Alabama, or the Blackburn Institute itself. Individual selected for The Blackburn Society are from among nominations approved by the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board, the Division of Student Affairs, and The University of Alabama. Individuals in The Blackburn Society are invited to participate in Blackburn Institute events and attend meetings of the Advisory Board, but they are neither required to contribute financially to the institute nor eligible to vote on institute affairs.

Members of The Blackburn Society

  • Mr. Bill Baxley
  • Mrs. Gloria Blackburn
  • Dr. Kathleen Cramer
  • Mr. Jim Hayes *
  • Dr. Sandral Hullett
  • Dr. Harry Knopke
  • Dr. F. David Mathews
  • Dr. Gaylon McCollough
  • Mrs. Susan McCollough
  • Mrs. Marjorie Kay Nix
  • Mr. William O’Connor
  • Mr. Donald Ray Pate, Jr.
  • Mrs. Carol Patterson
  • Mr. Donald Patterson *
  • Mr. Tom Patterson
  • Mrs. Beverly Phifer
  • Dr. Malcolm Portera
  • Mrs. Julia Smeds Roth
  • Mr. John D. Saxon
  • Mrs. Bobbie Siegal
  • Mr. Don Siegal
  • Mr. Donald Stewart
  • Mrs. Connie Stockham
  • Mr. Leonard Stolar
  • Mr. Edgar Welden

* Deceased