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UA’s Honors College Selects University Fellows for Freshman Class

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University Fellows Experience, housed in the Honors College at The University of Alabama, has selected 37 prospective freshmen members.

The Honors College selected these members from a pool of more than 620. The selected members represent 15 different states, two countries and 35 different high schools.

The University Fellows Experience is a vibrant community of highly talented undergraduates. Following the classical purpose of education — the production of good citizens — this program strives to prepare the most able and dedicated students at UA for leadership and service to their community, state, nation and world.

Mentored by top professors and supported by their peers, University Fellows receive the richest of college educations that will create enduring personal cultures of learning and will help them embrace service to others. For more information, go to

The selected students are:

Paaras Agrawal, Tuscaloosa; Alyssa Claire Blanchard, Harlan, La.; Erica V. Boden,  Mason, Ohio; Erik William Boehm, Cary, Ill..; Bailey E Brock, Rome, Ga.; Andrew Edward Brown, Fayetteville, N.C.; John Bradford Bryant, Signal Mountain, Tenn.; Carrie Ann Davison, Florence;  Adrian L Do, Arvada, Colo.; Allexa K Gardner, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Brandon Daniel Green, Brentwood, Tenn.;Virginia Keaton Green, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Faulkner Ward Hereford, Birmingham; Branson T Horn, Columbiana; Benedict A. Leake, Normal, Ill.; Terrence Buckley Lonam, Orlando, Fla.; Michael Robert Lonas, Sarasota, Fla.; Sydney P Malin, Dallas; Randolph Augustus Malone, Thomasville, Ga.; Elliot James McCandless, St. Louis; Caroline E. Morrison, Vestavia Hills; Blake T. Mueller, Darien, Ill..; Rebecca A. Riley, Homewood;  Jordan Nicholas Sandy, Naperville, Ill.; Charlotte E. Sheridan, Vienna, Va.; Won Taek Shin, Franklin, Tenn.; Hans C. Sitarz, Vestavia Hills; Emma Grace Smith, Southlake, Texas; Philippa Bainbridge Straus, Birmingham; Rebekah Grace Strotman, Lincoln, Neb.; Dana Thomas Paul Sweeney, Kingsland, Ga.; Delaney D. Thull, Mobile; Shubhendra S. Trivedi, Bangalore, India; Tara M. Tsaparis, Wheaton, Ill.; Nicolas Bautista Vaughn, Las Vegas; Sydney Taylor Younginer, Nolensville, Tenn.; and Kristen L. Zayan, Novi, Mich.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.