HBCU-UP Implementation Project

Pre-Freshman Bridge Academy 

The bridge academy will consist of a four week summer program for incoming freshman STEM students. The students will be recruited locally through Richland School District One, Fairfield County School District and other local School Districts. In addition, a statewide effort is underway through the assistance of Benedict College Admissions Office and the Freshmen Institute. Curriculum will include lectures, computer simulation and support, lab demonstration and hands-on activities, and intensive engagement of faculty and students in small groups. Academy faculty will work with the participating students on mathematics, engineering, writing, computer science and other life science enrichment courses.

2017 Student Participants 

Essence Bostic                            Lawrence Jamal Jamison                          Kason Sellers 

Tykearia Edwards                        Indira Johnson-Bey                                   Josef Williams 

Darren Elmore                             Makiyah Noel-Davis 

Fantasia Hickman                        Ayanna Rivers