Lucy’s Legacy is a living-learning community (LLC) for women interested in exploring the historical significance and experiences of women of color at The University of Alabama. This living-learning community is named in honor of Autherine Lucy, the first African-American student to attend The University of Alabama. The living-learning community strives to support the academic and social transition of women to The University of Alabama. As a member of this community, you will be part of a group of first-year women who enroll in a shared academic course, benefit from mentoring and resources, and form a peer group to share in their first-year experience. Additionally, Lucy’s Legacy will have a resident advisor and a group of sophomore-senior level peer mentors to serve and support the women in community. The community is currently housed in John England Jr. Hall. A limited number of spaces are available, and students will be admitted on a rolling basis until spaces are filled.

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Community Features and Requirements

Participants in this living-learning community will experience taking a common class, learning from a peer mentor, and programming specific for them.

Eligibility

Participants must be a first-year woman who intends to live on campus. Participants will need to complete the application below.

Application

The 2021-2022 Lucy’s Legacy Living-Learning Community is full. The 2022-2023 application for the program will open in February 2022.

Lucy’s Legacy Mentors

Lucy’s Mentors are sophomore-senior level upperclassmen who are available to mentor participants in the Lucy’s Legacy Program.  Mentors connect participants to the UA student experience and facilitate activities within the community. They 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 Lucy’s Legacy participants.

Journi A.

Major: Communications
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Student Recruitment Team

Advice to First-Year Students: Don’t be afraid to reach out to people and get out of your comfort zone.

Deja C.

Major: Public Health, Pre-Med
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Classification: Senior
Involvement: SGA, Alpha Kappa Alpha, UA MAPS

Advice to First-Year Students: Keep going! You can do it!

J’Kai I.

Major: Business
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Peer Leader, LEAD Ambassador, Women of Excellence

Advice to First-Year Students: Remember if you play small, you stay small!

Asia H.

Major: Athletic Training/Kinesiology
Hometown: Clarksville, TN
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Lucy’s Legacy, Alabama Gymnastics Club

Advice to First-Year Students: Believe in yourself!

Aiyana P.

Major: Public Health
Hometown: Lakeland, FL
Classification: Junior
Involvement: NCNW, Women of Excellence

Advice to First-Year Students: Get involved!!

Jadyn F.

Major: Marketing
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Business Honors Program, Peer Leaders, Women of Excellence

Advice to First-Year Students: Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Alexa E.

Major: Public Health
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: SGA, Avanti, Black Faculty and Staff Scholar

Advice to First-Year Students: Take advantage of our resources such as tutoring, planners, clubs and find mentors outside of Lucy’s! Get involved!

Kayla H.

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Al’s Pals, CCN Serve, CANS

Advice to First-Year Students: College is a great experience so try something different. You never know, you might just like it!

Hope S.

Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Haymarket, VA
Classification: Junior
Involvement: A-Team and CCSS Advisors

Advice to First-Year Students: Don’t be afraid to get out there! These relationships will last a lifetime.

Makyra R.

Major: Athletic Training
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Al’s Pals, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, Lucy’s Legacy Mentors

Advice to First-Year Students: Be open to trying new things but be true to yourself. Always keep a strong foundation!

Mya S.

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Black Faculty and Staff Ambassador, Ignite UA

Advice to First-Year Students: Don’t hesitate to get involved on campus during your first year.

Jaylah C.

Major: Political Science
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Classification: Junior
Involvement: FBLSA, Al’s Pals

Advice to First-Year Students: Get involved, don’t be afraid to ask for help, master time management and do things that get you our of your comfort zone.

Desiree B.

Major: Public Health
Hometown: Pyeongtaek, South Korea
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Army ROTC, Women of Excellence

Advice to First-Year Students: Be open to try new things!

Jasmine D.

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Prattville, AL
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Women of Excellence, UA MAPS

Advice to First-Year Students: Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. Don’t forget to enjoy the journey!

A’Nya H.

Major: Multiple Abilities Program
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Crimson Scholars Mentor, BFSA Ambassador

Advice to First-Year Students: College is a great way to find out who you are! From joining new organizations to meeting new friends, there are endless possibilities.

Kristin W.

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Lucy’s Legacy Mentor

Advice to First-Year Students: Make sure that you remember to put school as your priority. Never quit and have fun!

Breniya S.

Major: Political Science
Hometown: Prattville, AL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: University Programs Events, FANgineers

Advice to First-Year Students: Take your time and enjoy every moment. Make sure to prioritize your time wisely and focus on school first.

Tavianna W.

Major: Biology
Hometown: Homewood, AL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Ignite UA, Lucy’s Legacy Mentor

Advice to First-Year Students: Creating a balance between school and fun will help you out tremendously when starting college.

Dezirae C.

Major: Public Health
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Classification: Senior
Involvement: Women of Excellence, University Stewards, MAPS

Advice to First-Year Students: Stay focused! Be prepared for the journey.

Malorie S.

Major: Biology
Hometown: Muscle Shoals, AL
Classification: Senior
Involvement: Pre-Dental Society, American Association of University Women, Women of Excellence

Advice to First-Year Students: Come in with an open mind and don’t be afraid to try new things, you never know what you might enjoy!

Jordan W.

Major: Communicative Disorders
Hometown: Macon, GA
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Capstone Men and Women, NSSHLA, Bama Year One

Advice to First-Year Students: Get involved!! You only have 4 years at UA so make the most of all the opportunities!

Leecora R.

Major: Public Health
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Classification: Senior
Involvement: NPHC Director of External Affairs, Women of Excellence, Zeta Phi Beta, Career Center Student Advisory Board

Advice to First-Year Students: Never be afraid of the unknown. Take it as being something new and preparing you to grow as an individual!

Kersten T.

Major: Social Work
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Classification: Senior
Involvement: BSW Ambassador, Pink Promise, Undergraduate Social Work Organization

Advice to First-Year Students: Have an open mind towards new people and new experiences! Even if you have to attend events alone, this is a great opportunity for you.

Aliyah J.

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: Mobile, AL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Avanti, Student Recruitment Team, Al’s Pals

Advice to First-Year Students: Strive to be the best student and individual you can be! it will take you a long way.

Morgan M.

Major: Business Management
Hometown: Queen Creek, AZ
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Women of Excellence, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Business Student Union

Advice to First-Year Students: Always stay true to yourself, and never be afraid to branch out.

Tamia W.

Major: Social Work
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Million Dollar Band, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, USWO

Advice to First-Year Students: Do not be afraid to take new opportunities.

Trinity J.

Major: Social Work
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Women of Excellence, A-team

Advice to First-Year Students: Get out of your comfort zone; try new things; and try to meet as many new people as you can every day.

Danielle S.

Major: Finance
Hometown: Madison, AL
Classification: Senior
Involvement: Carl A. Elliott Society, BFSA Ambassador, Business Honors Program

Advice to First-Year Students: Embrace change, stay focused and don’t be too hard on yourself!

Malea B.

Major: Communication Studies/Political Science
Hometown: Pell City, AL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Blackburn Institute, Resident Advisor

Advice to First-Year Students: Stay true to yourself and get involved! Join clubs and organizations that best align with your goals and ideals.

Jordan G.

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Prattville, AL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: CNN Serve, Capstone Association of Nursing Students

Advice to First-Year Students: Never doubt yourself and never be afraid to try something new!

Jade R.

Major: Psychology/Public Relations
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: New View, Lucy’s Legacy, Dare to Diagnose

Advice to First-Year Students: Be yourself and work as hard as possible.

Korynn H.

Major: Music Education
Hometown: Enterprise, AL
Classification: Junior
Involvement: Afro-American Gospel choir, School of Music’s IDEA Committee

Advice to First-Year Students: Be nice to everyone you meet, because everyone that you meet has something to offer to you!

Josha C.

Major: News Media
Hometown: Naples, FL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: University Programs, C&IS Student Executive Council

Advice to First-Year Students: I cannot stress this enough, please keep up with your assignments and manage your time well.

Natalie C.

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: First Year Navigator

Advice to First-Year Students: Get plugged in, use your time wisely, and remember to set aside time for yourself.

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Amber T.

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Bessemer, AL
Classification: Senior
Involvement: Black Student Union, BFSA Ambassadors, SGA

Advice to First-Year Students: Believe in yourself even if no one else does!

Aniya R.

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Gadsden, AL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Open Hearts Open Hands, Peer Leaders

Advice to First-Year Students: Get involved and always remember to not give up!

Shelby J.

Major: Operations Management
Hometown: Bessemer, AL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Black Student Union

Advice to First-Year Students: Open yourself up to new experiences! This is the time for you to discover who you are outside of any previous bounds.

JeTori S.

Major: Hospitality Management
Hometown: Hoover, AL
Classification: Sophomore
Involvement: Avanti, Peer Leaders, Maddness

Advice to First-Year Students: Stay organized, manage your time and don’t be someone you are not. Be true to yourself and have confidence.

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Dequiala

Major: Human Development, Pre-Med
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Classification: Senior
Involvement: BFSAA, BSU, Project Health

Advice to First-Year Students: Don’t stress about the little things. Work hard but make time to enjoy your college experiences. You are ready.