Freshman Forum

Freshman Forum serves as your opportunity to start your leadership journey at The University of Alabama. Whether this is your first experience with leadership development or you have explored multiple leadership opportunities, Freshman Forum inspires you to unleash the leader within to make a unique and positive impact in the world while developing leadership skills. Participants learn through interactive discussion, leadership training, and civic engagement.

2022 – 2023 Freshman Forum Members

Congratulations on selection to our 2022-2023 Freshman Forum Members! We look forward to your leadership growth and opportunities to enact change within the year.

Jade Abrams
Gabi Alexander
Dee Allen
Raleigh Allen
Sarah Altshuler
Alyssa Alvarez
Mark Anzilotti
Kathryn Arnall
Abigail Arrington
Denny Asofsky
Pierce Austin
MaKenzie Ballard
Grayson Barnett
Lily Bassin
Caroline Bean
Anna Grace Beddingfield
Ashley Bernhardt
Ashley Berry
Max Bertani
Ellie Kate Berte
Luke Bevis
Dan Bolin
Lucy Bonhaus
Lauren Bonikowski
Alexa Bostic
Brody Bowers
Tyler Bradley
Caroline Britain
Kaziah Britt
Breona Brogan
Claire Brooks
Hunter Brooks
Henry Brooks
Shaley Brown
Owen Brown
Brooklyn Bryant
Owen Burrow
John Mark Butler
Morgan Butler
Brianna Byrd
Coriel Cameron
Emma Carr
Ray Cernuda
Zach Chandler
Callie Childress
Carter Chin
Malaysia Church
Kara Clifton
Colson Collier
Megan Collins
Kate Collins
Calynn Condray
Mitchell Cook
Mia Coppola
Lindsay Cox
Jordan Crawford
Kaleb Culbreth
Spencer Cull
Sara Ashley Cunningham
Nicholas DellaTorre
Sydney Dempsey
Timmy Dial
Josie Douglas
Jake Dueland
Claire Duke
Emme Elgin
Luke Elrod
Kame England
Ryley Evans
Lauren Fadalla
Will Fant
Megan Farrell
Adleigh Faulkenburg
Josiah Feldhausen
Alexis Fell
Brian Fish
Lacey Fisher
Jake Ford
Mattie Freeman
Katelyn Funkhouser
Abigail Gajewski
Brody Garmany
Colin Garvey
Karthik Gaur
Brynna Gautney
Mary Hunter Geer
Liliana Geier
Maggie Gilliam
Henry Glover
Gavin Gocella
Avery Goodrich
Aydan Graham
Cooper Griffin
Marshall Gulley
Eric Gumz
CC Hahn
Conner Hall
Reese Ham
Tiffany Hamilton
Mallory Hamilton
Hannah Hamilton
Libby Harding
Halle Harman
Cate Hartman
Belle Haynes
Ashley Rose Headen
Andrew Hendershot
Worth Hewitt
Bree Hollis
Brebhinn Holt
Adam Honson
Myles Hudson
Calvin Hughes
Hannah Hurd
Isaac Hwangpo
Imani Jackson
Sydney Jacobs
Gigi Jarres
Stella Jeffcoat
Annie Jeffery
Sophie Jernigan
Bella Johnson
Jade Jones
Nia Jones
Taylor Jones
Riley Jordan
Arya Karnik
Coleman Karrh
Bennett Katz
Nicholas King
Hidy Kirkpatrick
Rachel Kitchin
Jess Kowalkowski
Lauren Landry
Margot Lane
Grace Lassiter
Jackson Ledbetter
Maggie Lewis
Sinclair Linkis
Sophia Lotzow
Brandy Lovett
Ella Grace Lowe
Addison Lusco
Jasmine Lysak
Aidan Magouyrk
Mattie Maini
Taylor Martin
James Mathies
Trace McCaleb
Armoni McClammy
Kaleigh McGrew
Marlie McMillan
Aubrey Meeske
Sahana Mehta
Katelyn Midgett
Millie Mills
Emery Mitchell
Blake Mize
Mary London Moore
Mary Peyton Mullin
Taylor Nash
Maddox Newman
Khang Nguyen
Jenny Nguyen
Kylie O’Dell
Payton Offerle
Isabella Olguin Summers
Gracie Olson
Katie Osburn
Lauren Paradise
Anna Louise Parker
Nya Parker
Abby Pate
Taylor Paton
Emma Claire Patton
Ethan Pearson
Shabezz Peoples
Angel Peterson
Hai Phan
Breelyn Phillips
Drew Pierce
Katie Piko
Harrison Player
Briana Plummer
Ava Poteet
Matt Preble
Kameron Prim
Alyssa Pumariega
Riley Pyron
Grant Rakers
Amelia Rauter
Ellie Rawlins
Libby Ray
Lana Reinking
Luke Richardson
Abbie Richenderfer
Virginia Ritchie
Ben Roberts
Wil Robertson
Alex Rodriguez
Dylan Rogers
Shelby Rose
Rachel Roth
Naomi Salazar
Kylee Sanchez
Kayla Sanders
Daniel Scott
Jensyn Seay
Samantha Seubert
Counts Shanks
Addie Grace Shaw
Emma Shore
Will Simpson
Jasmine Smith
Logan Smith
Shia Smith
Stephanie Smith
Kaylee Smith
Grace Smithart
James Spencer
Rachael Spillett
Hayes Stabler
Sophia Stamp
Mary Elizabeth Stanard
Avionne Steele
Halle Sullivan
Naudia Tapia
Maddie Tauscheck
Kristen Taylor
Emmaly Taylor
Josie Taylor
Eli Terry
Coleman Thetford
Pat Thompson
Kyah Threlkeld
Eddie Tobler
Madi Brooke tolbert
John Tolen
Ayinde Tor
Faith Toson
Annie Tsoukalas
Savanna Ulat
Chase Umanksy
Gracie Vaughan
Emma Vermilion
Ethan Viator
Ben Vogt
Hattie Vyhlidal
Katie Wang
Kate Waszkowiak
Emily Weber
Shelby Weeks
William Wessel
Crawford West
Lauren Whinery
Reagan White
Seth Whitley
Weston Williams
Trinity Williams
Kristian Williams
Janiya Williams
Amia Wilson
Sarah Jayne Wilson
Kylie Winterburn
Madison Woodruff
Emily Workman
Kelley Worline
Alia Wright
Daniela Zoni

 

About Freshman Forum

Apply for Freshman Forum

Freshman Forum Application

Applications for Freshman Forum will be available June 1, 2023.

Important Dates

  • Application Available: June 1, 2023
  • Application Due: September 4, 2023
  • Interview Offers: September 2023
  • Interviews: September 2023
  • First Session: September 2023

Requirements

Before applying, please review the requirements of Freshman Forum members listed below:

  1. Attend all Sessions on Wednesdays from 4 – 5:30 p.m. from September through March.
  2. Participate in the Civic Engagement Project including a fall semester service day and group planned project in spring semester.
  3. Complete each project and activity built into the curriculum.
  4. Contribute to dialogue during sessions.
  5. Engage in social and service opportunities.
  6. Participate in Out 2 Lunch.
  7. Design and present a Capstone Plan.
  8. Pay $40 in program fees.

Learning Outcomes

Freshman Forum participants will:

  • Formulate their personal leadership identity.
  • Design a foundational plan for their Capstone experience.
  • Build skills relevant to leadership work, including self-assessment, dialogue and listening, and critical thinking.
  • Expand their personal frame of reference to include different perspectives, values, and cultures.
  • Develop a network of peers, UA professional staff, and Tuscaloosa community members.
  • Be able to describe the importance of ethical leadership.
  • Be able to defend the importance of civic engagement.

Meet the Interns

Freshman Forum Small Groups are led by a team of Interns who are former participants in the program. Interns serve a primary role of facilitating Freshman Forum curriculum lessons as well as serving as a mentor to members of their small group to aid in preparing for the first year of college and future leadership journeys.