15 Within 15 Announcement

2022 Recipients

The 2022 Class of 15 Within 15 are: 

(listed in alphabetical order)

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Dr. Daniel Birdsong ’13, M.Ed.’16

Assistant professor of counseling, University of Montevallo

 Montevallo, Alabama

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Lindsey Bristol 12

Casting associate, creative producer, actor, Wendy O’Brien Casting

Los Angeles, California

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Mikia Carter 12

Student engagement associate director, University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida


Gabrielle Dudley 08

Head of research services, Rose Library, Emory University 

Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Bruce Finklea 07

Associate professor of mass communication, University of Montevallo

Montevallo, Alabama 

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Dr. Rebecca Hanson 06

Assistant professor, University of Florida Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Law Center for Latin American Studies 

Gainesville, Florida

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Nichole Harris 13

Chief programs officer, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

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Dr. Kate Hayden 06

Associate professor of chemistry at Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Alabama

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Dr. Madison Jones 10

Assistant professor, University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

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Kaley Martin 16

Broadcast producer/editor, University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

Cindy Mullins 12

Venue manager, Alabama Theatre and Lyric Theatre

Birmingham, Alabama

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Vice president of facilities, Birmingham Airport Authority

Birmingham, Alabama

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Cedric Norman 09, MBA ’14

City Council member, City of Fairfield; Manager of information technology services, Miles College 

Fairfield, Alabama

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Paul Tierney M.Ed. 12

Ph.D. candidate, Auburn University; Adjunct professor, UAB

Irondale, Alabama

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Morgan Wilson 10

Director, Federal and Inter-State Affairs, Office of Gov. Jay Inslee

Washington D.C.

View the inaugural class of 2021