2021 BRIDGES Graduates
Since 1993, over 1,000 participants have completed 29 BRIDGES programs. Listed are the 35 recent graduates from the BRIDGES 2021 program and the institutions they represent. Interested applicants may contact any of the graduates for an inside perspective on their BRIDGES program experience.
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Melissa Bryan, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director, Nutritiion and Foods Program. Contact (828) 262-6215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Gutschall, Professor and Director, Graduate Programs in Nutrition, Nutrition and Healthcare Management. Contact (828) 262-2698 or email@example.com.
Lakshmi Iyer, Acting Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, Computer Information Systems. Contact (828) 262-6823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Milsom, Professor and Department Chair, Human Development and Psychological Counseling. Contact (828) 262-3133 or email@example.com.
Trina Palmer, Professor, Mathematical Sciences. Contact (828) 262-2912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
Oyinlola ‘Toyin Babatunde, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Science. Contact (252) 744-1004 or email@example.com.
Heidi Bonner, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice. Contact (252) 328-4382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adriana Heimann-Rios, Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences. Contact (252) 328-5206 or email@example.com.
Audra Thomas, Director for Student Center Operations, Department of Student Involvement and Leadership. Contact (252) 744-1058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jitka Virag, Associate Professor, Physiology, Brody School of Medicine. Contact (252) 744-2777 or email@example.com.
ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY
Kacey DiGiacinto, Professor of Kinesiology, Health and Human Studies Department. Contact (252) 335-3403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTH CAROLINA A & T STATE UNIVERSITY
Nicole Dobbins, Associate Professor, Department of Educator Preparation. Contact (336) 285-4413 or email@example.com.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Veterniary Medical Education Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences. Contact (919) 513-6096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Jacquie Halladay, Professor, family Medicine, School of Medicine; Co-Director, NC Network Consortium. Contact (919) 843-6607 or Jacqueline_halladay@med.unc.edu.
Pei Feng Lim, Associate Professor, Department of Dentistry. Contact (919) 537-3939 or email@example.com.
Diana Lys, Assistant Dean and Clinical Associate Professor, Educator Preparation and Accreditation, School of Education. Contact (919) 445-8878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tauchiana Williams, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Social Work. Contact (919) 843-7512 or email@example.com.
Laura Yurco, Associate Chair, Business Administration, Department of Chemistry. Contact (919) 962-2173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
Sonya Ramsey, Associate Professor, Department of History, Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Contact (704) 687-5154 or email@example.com.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO
Tylisha Baber, Interim Associate Director, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. Contact (336) 686-7154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DeAnne Brooks, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology. Contact (336) 256-0167 or email@example.com.
Maura Heyn, Professor and Department Head, Department of Classical Studies. Contact (336) 256-0389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa McDonald, Director, Speech and Hearing Center, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Contact (336) 334-5590 or email@example.com.
Tracy Nichols, Professor, Department of Public Health Education. Contact (336) 334-5532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE
Ashley Allen, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. Contact (910) 775-4356 or email@example.com.
Polina Chemishanova, Associate Professor, Department of English, Theatre and Foreign Languages; Director of Composition and Director of Writing Intensive Program. Contact (910) 775-4256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kayonna Pitchford, Director, University-School Partnerships and Clinical Practice, School of Education. Contact (910) 521-6779 or email@example.com.
Parker Watson, Associate Director for Leadership Education, Campus Engagement and Leadership. Contact (910) 521-6579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT WILMINGTON
Kelsey Axe, Assistant Director, Curricular Engagement and Outreach, University College. Contact (910) 962-3166 or email@example.com.
Amelia Moody, Professor, Early Childhood and Special Education, Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education. Contact (910) 962-2580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Laurel Donley, Director, Student Support and Assistance and Interim Director of High School Life. Contact (336) 631-1223 or email@example.com.
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
Holli Stillman, Executive Assistant, Office of the Provost. Contact (828) 227-3014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Graduates from the 2021 program also included representation from the following independent colleges and universities. Prospective applicants may wish to contact these individuals for an inside perspective on BRIDGES:
Sundi Richard, Assistant Director, Digital Learning, E.H. Little Library. Contact (704) 894-2955 or email@example.com.
Madelyn Pastrana, Program Coordinator, President’s Office. Contact (336) 278-5851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sydney Brown, Dean, Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies. Contact (704) 406-3019 or email@example.com
“BRIDGES is powerful knowledge. BRIDGES is a lineage and a network. I learned far more than I anticipated about myself as a change agent within the system and about higher education. Best of all, BRIDGES introduced me to an incredible network of
strong-minded and strong-hearted women. We were strangers, and now we are sisters.”
– Program Participant