Everyday Champions

The University of Alabama is home to champions both on and off the field and in and out of the classroom. Everyday Champions are staff and faculty members who work behind the scenes to keep the campus running, show enthusiasm for supporting the UA community and embody the UA spirit of pride, determination and ingenuity.

Read Their Stories

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Everyday Champions: Shannon Roulaine, Honors College

Despite being the sole financial staff member in Honors College, Roulaine is quick to credit others.

Cyndi Elliott

Everyday Champions: Cyndi Elliott, Women & Gender Resource Center

Born and raised in Tuscaloosa to now working at the Capstone for 13 years, Cyndi Elliot grew up a Crimson Tide fan and has since become a member of the University and its legacy.

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Everyday Champions: Stephanie Plumb, Strategic Communications

As the voice of UA Info Radio, Plumb goes above and beyond to creatively keep campus informed.

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Everyday Champions: Bernadette Chavira-Trull, Supe Store

She kept online options available for students during the beginning of the pandemic so academic instruction would not be interrupted.

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Everyday Champions: Jim Barron and Lauren Brooks, Residential Services

As a team, Jim Barron and Lauren Brooks oversee roommate assignments and much more.

Caleb Hill, fire alarm technician at UA, sitting near two fire alarms

Everyday Champions: Caleb Hill, Environmental Health and Safety

A former professional wrestler and current preacher, Hill has worked to keep campus safe for 14 years.

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Everyday Champions: Hannah Blanchard, Advancement Services

As the director of gifts and records management, Blanchard is proudly committed to UA’s philanthropic goals.

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Everyday Champions: Varnessa Hargrove, Bama Dining

From big smiles to motivational words, Hargrove is the epitome of what an everyday champion looks like.

Nominate a Champion

Do you know a faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond, works behind the scenes and embodies the US spirit? Nominate them to be featured on Everyday Champions.