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Beyond the Bridge: Where Are They Now?

January 2019 – Student Spotlight

January 23rd, 2019 by ugstudies

Kamron Robinson (Bridge 2011) is a 2017 graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. There, he earned a Master of Science in Medical Sciences and he's currently enrolled in the Morehouse Doctoral of Medicine Program.

“Where did the time go? Seven years ago I was a week away from my high school graduation, now I'm finishing up my first year of medical school. Geesh! I was just talking to my grandpa how time flew and how I drug my feet to college. Even though I had a full ride, I was forced to do the Summer Bridge Program. My mom had to even make Craig Robinson convince me to sign the line. It was the best decision that I have ever made, well, made for me. I was embodying the famous family reunion song, "Before I Let Go", I wanted to have that "last summer" with high school friends before we all left. I had to realize that the chapter was finished. I could not hang on to it, nor could I make it the end of the story. Looking back over these seven years I realize that you have to be willing to sacrifice who you are now for who you are destined to become. You cannot grow without being uncomfortable. Thank God for growth and the countless people I've met from Halls Ferry, Cross Keys, North, JSU, Alpha, MSM and other areas in my life that nourished me with their wisdom, time and knowledge. If I would have held on longer to the previous chapter, I wouldn't have been able to fully enjoy writing the succeeding chapters. Seven years later, I'm glad that I did leave and let go.”

November 2018 – Student Spotlight

November 1st, 2018 by ugstudies

Dominique Carodine (Bridge 2012) is an Financial Analyst at the Department of the Navy Office of Civil Human Resources in San Diego, CA. 

"Being able to participate in the Summer Bridge Program was a blessing from God! I was the first person in my immediate family to attend college so I was nervous and wasn’t sure how to take the next step in life. Thanks to the staff of the Summer Bridge Program, I was able to learn how to adapt to college life, how to study correctly and how to apply myself. There was always someone there to help me every step of the way and they are still helping me today. The Summer Bridge Program is one of the main reasons I chose to attend JSU, and it helped make my transition from high school to college a piece of cake."

October 2018 – Student Spotlight

October 5th, 2018 by ugstudies

Charlecia Brownlee (Bridge 2010) is an Electronics Engineer at Robins Airforce Base in Warner Robins, GA. She is also a graduate Computer Science student at Georgia Institute of Technology. 

"The Summer Bridge Program greatly impacted my success at JSU. It taught me to be diligent and work hard, which has benefited me in every academic endeavor. I believe the Bridge Program is the backbone that supports freshmen to work and achieve. Participating in it was one of the best decisions I made."