2012 Summer Leadership Bridge Program Concludes-Another Successful Year!

July 16, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, the Summer Bridge Leadership Program held their closing program in the Arts Gallery of Seby Jones Fine Arts Gallery. The Bridge program is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Andrew Mellon Foundation provides grants in five different areas, including: scholarly liberal arts programs, such as the one offered at St. Aug. More than 15 students participated in the 2012 summer session. “We celebrate the achievements of students who have excelled in all areas of life,” stated Marjorie Newman, assistant professor of Journalism and Mass Communication and Principal investigator of the Bridge program.

The Bridge program provides incoming freshmen with tutors, mentors and teachers. Additionally, the students took courses in math, communication, social issues, history, emotional coping skills, etc. For more information on the Bridge program, contact Marjorie Newman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pictured: Joseph Pelesasa and Christian Kama, Class of 2016 members, (to the right) seen here performing a native Hawaiian dance during the students' skit displaying all they had learned during the program.