By Bryant Welbourne
University of Alabama
Attending the University of Alabama is a proud family tradition for many who follow in the footsteps of generations of UA alumni who came before them.
In the case of Carlisle Washburne, an Honors College student from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, majoring in biology with a double minor in psychology and global and cultural perspectives, her walk across the stage May 1 in Coleman Coliseum is the continuation of a legacy that started in 1834.
Washburne is the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of John McLaughlin Smith, who was among the first students to graduate from UA.
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