The BRIDGE Builders are a student leadership team of men of color who help BRIDGE participants to construct their path at UA. These leaders have a primary role of connecting participants to the UA student experience and facilitating activities and dialogue among participants during the program. The BRIDGE Builders offer their personal insight into what it means to be a student at UA, live by the Capstone Creed, and serve as a role model for BRIDGE participants.

Apply for BRIDGE Builders

Before applying to be a BRIDGE Builder, please review the Timeline and Mandatory Dates.


Application Available: January 9, 2020
Application Deadline: January 26, 2020
Notification of Interview Selection: January 27, 2020
Group Interviews: January 29 – 30, 2020
Notification of Individual Interviews: February 3, 2020
Individual Interviews: February 5 – 7, 2020
Notification of Selection: By February 14, 2020

Mandatory Dates

Spring Training:

    • Friday, February 21, 2020  Afternoon TBD
    • Friday, February 28, 2020 Afternoon TBD
    • Friday, March 6, 2020 Afternoon TBD
    • Friday, March 27, 2020 Afternoon TBD

Pre-BRIDGE Retreat: August 9-11, 2020
BRIDGE: August 12-14, 2020


Before applying, please review the 2020 BRIDGE Builder Information Packet. Applications are due January 26, 2020.

2020 BRIDGE Builder Application

BRIDGE Builders

Meet the 2019 BRIDGE Builders! These student leaders will serve as a resource and mentor to all BRIDGE participants.

Damien Andrews - 2019 BRDIGE Builder

Damien Andrews

Clarksville, TN
Major: Business Management

Bradley Coats - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Bradley Coats

Macon, GA
Major: Philosophy

Jakobe Edwards - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Jakobe Edwards

Montgomery, AL
Major: Management Information Systems

Adrian Finley - 2019 BRDIGE Builder

Adrian Finley

Huntsville, AL
Major: Management Information Systems

Joshua Gill - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Joshua Gill

Atlanta, GA
Major: Psychology

Marquis Hollingsworth - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Marquis Hollingsworth

Homewood, AL
Major: General Business

Avery Hooks - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Avery Hooks

Montgomery, AL
Major: News Media & Apparel Design

Brandon Jamar - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Brandon Jamar

Huntsville, AL
Major: Biology

Elijah Johnson - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Elijah Johnson

Madison, AL
Major: Mechanical Engineering & Spanish

Jemarcus Lewis - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Jemarcus Lewis

White Hall, AL
Major: Exercise Science

Juan Monzon - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Juan Monzon

Bogota, Columbia
Major: Anthropology

Brekeese Pierce - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Brekeese Pierce

Huntsville, AL
Major: Political Science

TJ Ross - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

TJ Ross

Tuscaloosa, AL
Major: News Media

Eli Teixeira - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Eli Teixeira

Columbia, SC
Major: Psychology

Shomari Thomas - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

Shomari Thomas

Tuscaloosa, AL
Major: Computer Science

James Williams - 2019 BRIDGE Builder

James Williams

Tuscaloosa, AL
Major: Economics