Experiential Learning Services

Parker-Adams Fellows

Meet The Fellows!!


Mary Franke: Hello! My name is Mary Franke Beacham, and I am a senior double majoring in English and Latin from Birmingham, AL. My ultimate goal is to teach high school English. I love being the Chair of Parker Adams, as it gives me the chance to work with incoming freshman and to help them find a community of support at the University of Alabama. I look forward to chairing to continue meeting all new PA students and leading the other Fellows. In addition to Parker Adams, I also work at the UA Writing Center, and enjoy helping the Parker Adams students and Fellows in this capacity as well. I can’t wait for a great senior year!




Maurice Williams: Hi! I am Maurice Williams, and I am a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in biology from Jacksonville, FL. I am always excited to meet new people every year. Helping  people is something that I want to do throughout my life, and getting to know new PA students and helping them makes me feel like I’m on the right track. Also, I am an avid gamer so if anyone is trying to relieve stress on Playstation let me know. I am here for you guys. If you ever have any questions, I am always happy to answer. If you ever want to play video games, I will be happy to play if I’m free.



Hannah Hare: Hello! My name is Hannah Hare and I am a junior majoring in Psychology from Danville, IA. Going through the Parker Adams program and then moving forward to be an intern in The Office of Experiential Learning has really opened my eyes to the importance of undergraduate research, travel abroad and getting more experience outside of class. I hope to help new students learn how they can get involved in research and gain more experience before they graduate. I am looking forward to being able to work with incoming freshmen to help them be as successful as possible their first year in college, and to guide them to achieve success in years to come. I can’t wait to get to spend time with them and help them in any way whether it be with school or just with life problems! I want to be there as not just a mentor, but a friend as well! Parker Adams is an experience you will not regret having!



Austin Blair: I’m Austin Blair, a senior studying German and linguistics from Memphis, Tennessee. For the past year I’ve been studying abroad in Germany, so I’m really excited to return to Parker Adams and to reprise my role as a mentor for incoming freshmen. PA was pivotal for me my freshman year, I met so many people through the program who I’m still friends with today! I’m looking forward to meeting our new students, and I’ll be living in Harris Hall, so feel free to come visit me. Whether it’s talking about your day or a problem that’s been bothering you recently, I’m here to listen. I can’t wait to have an amazing senior year with you guys!



Macy Helton: Hi! My name is Macy Helton, I am a sophomore majoring in Communicative Disorders and minoring in Psychology from Foley, AL. I am the person you can find studying like crazy, on the field on game days with the Million Dollar Band, or just hanging out. I love getting to know people, so if you ever want to grab lunch or study together, let me know! Remembering people’s names and matching it to the right face can be hard, but for me, my name is like the department store and I’m the one always smiling. Parker Adams has really helped me adjust to college life and I want to help others get the most out of freshman year like Parker Adams has for me. See you in the fall!




Jake Johnson: Howdy, I’m Jake Johnson! I’m a sophomore from little bitty town in north east Alabama called Sylvania. I have a major in Psychology with a Self-Designed minor. When it comes to Parker-Adams, I wholeheartedly believe there’s no better opportunity for a freshman to get a head start in their college career than by joining the organization. Without it I would have no friends nor would I have acquired all the great career readiness skills I have. I love to help people, so if you ever need anything I’m your guy! If you ever want to go to the rec center and shred some iron or get some hoops up, let me know and I’d be happy to accompany you. I’m extremely excited for this upcoming year!! Roll Tide!!



Parker Ray: Hello, my name is Parker Ray. I am a sophomore from Gadsden, Alabama. I am majoring in Psychology with a focus in addiction and PTSD. I am very excited to meet new Parker-Adams students next year and help them have the amount of fun that I had. I personally believe that Parker-Adams is a great organization for incoming freshmen to join. It helps everyone get their foot in the door by meeting people who care about them as people instead of letter grades. If any of you need someone to vent to during the year, I’ll always be hanging around! I’m very excited to meet you this Fall!!



Erin Emmons: Hello all! My name is Erin Emmons, and I am a Biology major on the pre-vet track. I am a sophomore from Bay Minette, Alabama. I hope that through mentoring incoming freshman I can provide the same great freshman experience that Parker Adams provided for me. Without Parker Adams, I can guarantee that my freshman year would not be as successful as it was. If anyone needs to destress with a day full of animal love or you just want to discuss the problems of life, I am only a text or call away. I am excited to meet all of you this upcoming school year. Roll Tide!




Junae Alexander: Hi, I’m Junae Alexander. I’m a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Human and Family Development. I am from Jacksonville, Florida. I am a really chill person, I don’t really stress about things, I just roll with it. Also, I am a child at heart I still watch cartoons like Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog. I want you all to know that I am always willing to help you. If you need anything just ask me, I really enjoy hanging out with people and helping them with almost anything. I look forward to seeing you all this upcoming semester.  Roll Tide Roll!!!!



Lilly Honea: Hello, my name is Lilly Honea and I am a sophomore from New Hope, Alabama (Roll Tide). I am majoring in Anthropology with a concentration of Archaeology of the Americas, and minoring in History and Public Relations. I’m a history loving cat person but if you have a dog I’ll pet it too. I love enoing, kayaking, painting, and crochet. I’m excited to be a fellow and I’m more than willing to help any of you who need me. I’ll be living in Harris Hall, so if you need me- just holler! I look forward to meeting you, and please feel free to use me as a resource for your freshman year. Roll Tide!





  • Proctor and maintain records for study hall (4 hours per week each semester)
  • Serve as peer leader for one of the Parker-Adams event committees
  • Attend the Arts & Sciences AS 101 and AS 102 Classes
  • Offer pre-advisement before registration periods
  • Support and attend community and University cultural, academic, and social events with Parker-Adams students
  • Mentor incoming students by
    • Knowing and interacting with students on a regular basis
    • Assisting students as they adjust to campus life
    • Serving as a role model for students
    • Being knowledgeable of campus resources
    • Demonstrating a positive attitude
  • Conduct oneself in a responsible and mature manner at all times
  • Maintain confidentiality as related to job functions and resident concerns

NOTE: Fellows are not responsible for judicial concerns or crisis intervention.

Education Requirements

  • Must be an alumnus of the Parker-Adams Program
  • Full-time enrollment at The University of Alabama
  • Have a good academic standing each semester and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA (cumulative)


Students who live in Harris Hall will receive $750 per semester ($1500 per year), while students who live outside of Harris Hall will receive $500 per semester ($1000 per year).

NOTE: PA Students have an opportunity to apply for the PA Fellow/RA position. These are the only live-in positions that will be available. Please review the RA selection process on the Housing website for more information.

ApplicationParker Adams Fellow Application

If you are interested in becoming a Fellow for the Parker-Adams Living Learning Community, please complete the Parker Adams Fellow Application (2019-2020)

Students who have participated in the Parker-Adams program may apply!

Deadline: Application materials are due January 11, 2019 to 200 Clark Hall or pamela.w.derrick@ua.edu.