CAHS Summer Bridge Program Welcomes New Students To Agriculture
August 19 – The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences hosted its third annual Summer Bridge Jumpstart Program July 7th through August 6th. The program welcomed 24 incoming freshmen who gained six semester credit hours of coursework by taking part. Participating students were primarily native Texans; however, three of the students were from Illinois, New Jersey and Missouri, respectively. The students completing the program intend to major in Agriculture or Human Nutrition.
Dr. Wash A. Jones and Mrs. Jacklyn Sanders served as Director and Assistant Director, respectively. In addition to the students completing six credit hours of coursework, they participated in two field trips designed to enhance their knowledge of concepts taught in the classroom and to promote professional development and team building skills.
Jones shared, “this program provides students the opportunity to get an expenses-free head start on their college career and facilitates a smoother transition into college by providing a very nurturing and structured environment for the students.” Upperclassmen and graduate students served as peer counselors and mentors for the cohort members to assist them in their transition to college. This program is funded by the Office of Academic Affairs and the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences.
This work was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 1890 Extension Formula Program projects under Section 1444.