Engaged citizenship: the effect of Blackburn Institute participation on post graduate behaviors and beliefs

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dc.contributor Cramer, Kathleen P.
dc.contributor Hall, James C.
dc.contributor Nelson, Mark D.
dc.contributor Katsinas, Stephen G.
dc.contributor.advisor Hardy, David E.
dc.contributor.author Reamey, Rebecca Alice Avery
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:39:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:39:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000559
dc.identifier.other Reamey_alatus_0004D_10680
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1064
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the lasting effect of participation in the Blackburn Institute on post-collegiate behaviors and beliefs of alumni from The University of Alabama, a four-year research public institution. The Blackburn Institute is a co-curricular leadership development organization that produces graduates who will be engaged citizens for a lifetime. The Blackburn Institute educates, unites, and inspires a network of ethical leaders with a lifetime commitment to collaborative work for the betterment of Alabama and the nation. Six themes emerged from the interviews regarding the participants' experiences in the Blackburn Institute. The themes that emerged from the interviews were 1) characteristics of students selected as Blackburn Fellows; 2) current community engagement; 3) citizenship; 4) benefits of being a Blackburn Fellow; 5) experiences with the Blackburn Institute; and 6) lasting impact. This study determined that participation as an undergraduate student in the Blackburn Institute did have an impact on the behaviors and beliefs of the participants by reinforcing the values that were established prior to attending college. The Blackburn Institute did have a lasting impact on Fellows' desire to be involved in their community. The Blackburn Institute provided Fellows with a greater understanding of the value of diverse opinions. For participants, what made the Blackburn Institute so special was not the opportunity to interact with Dr. John L. Blackburn or attending events; instead it is the network of people that keep the alumni engaged in the Blackburn Institute.
dc.format.extent 204 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Higher Education Administration
dc.title Engaged citizenship: the effect of Blackburn Institute participation on post graduate behaviors and beliefs
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Higher Education Administration
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.

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