Mailing Address

front side of Oliver-Barnard Hall, one of the Blount program's academic houses

The Blount Scholars Program
202 Oliver Barnard Hall
Box 870257
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0257

Email: bsp@ua.edu

Directors and Staff

Director

Fred Whiting
fwhiting@ua.edu
(205) 348-4875

Assistant Director

Deborah Keene
dakeene@ua.edu
(205) 348-3334

Program Coordinator

Heidi Benstead
heidi.benstead@ua.edu
(205) 348-1706

Contact Procedures

Prospective Students

Different problems fall under different jurisdictions, and contacting the correct person will help you to resolve your difficulties as quickly as possible. Below is a list of problem categories and the people you would contact for help.

For general questions or concerns about the program

You should contact either the assistant director (dakeene@ua.edu) or the director (fwhiting@ua.edu) of the program.

Schedule a Tour for Prospective Student

Contact the Blount Ambassadors (blountstudentambassadors@gmail.com) or go here to do it right now

Current Students

Problems with infrastructure in LLC

in your room or common areas of the LLC: the first step is to fill out a housing work order. If the work order is not completed or not completed to your satisfaction, contact the community director (Alex Sents amsents@ua.edu.) If the problem persists, contact Whiting (fwhiting@ua.edu).

Problems with infrastructure in Oliver-Barnard Hall or Tuomey Hall

You should contact the Blount Coordinator, Heidi Benstead (heidi.benstead@ua.edu).

Problems with registration or class scheduling questions:

You should contact the Blount Coordinator, Heidi Benstead (heidi.benstead@ua.edu).

For questions or concerns about any Foundations class

These classes include BUI 100, BUI 101, and BUI 102. You should first contact your Senior or Junior Fellow. If you have an issue that can not be addressed by either of them, you should contact the Foundations coordinator, Dr. Keene (dakeene@ua.edu).

For questions or concerns about any BUI 301 seminar or BUI 401 Worldviews

You should first contact your professor. If there is an issue that the professor can not address, you should contact either the assistant director (dakeene@ua.edu) or the director (fwhiting@ua.edu) of the program.

For questions about any student group

You should contact the student leader of the group, whose email can be found in the “Current Student Groups” section of the handbook.