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Jaime Chavez (Bridge '02)
Machu Picchu, Peru



2013 Bridge Program Dates:
June 23 - July 13

Deadline - April 01, 2013
(For all application materials)

Asia Watson (Bridge '02)
"The Bridge Program gave me an experience that I will never forget.  With the challenging curriculum in math and science I learned discipline and hard work. The Bridge Program gave me such a love for math that after graduating from Sewanee in 2007 I taught math for two years with Teach for America."

Randon Holt (Bridge '09)
-Nationally ranked high school golfer
-Atlanta's Top "20 under 20" Award
for volunteer work with junior golfers

Sarah Neyra (Bridge '09)
- Nationally ranked judo champion
- Junior Olympics, Summer 2009
- Volunteer tutor Breakthrough Program

Students who are accepted into the Bridge Program are prepared to succeed in college, and the enrichment of the Bridge Program makes them highly competitive for admission to top universities. Since 1999, Sewanee has yielded over 12% of the 240 Bridge participants as students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Participants in the Bridge Program also have attended such universities as Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Washington University at St. Louis, Yale University, Wellesley, Vanderbilt, Vassar and the U.S. Naval Academy.

The Bridge alumni who come to Sewanee are often student leaders. They have initiated organizations which promote diversity and enrich
the campus culture while they’ve been at Sewanee, and many go on to lead lives of service after graduating…

• Amber Singleton (Bridge ’06) started Sewanee Praise, a gospel choir at Sewanee that performs at many university and community functions.
Her college summer internships have included development work in Togo and research in the local mayor’s office.

• Asia Watson (Bridge 02) graduated from Sewanee and went on to teach mathematics through a Teach for America placement in Memphis, Tennessee. Asia helped to form the Multicultural Outreach Board and served as Vice-President of the African American Alliance while she attended Sewanee. In addition, she started the Tiger Girls Dance Team, was co-captain for the cheerleading squad, participant (and treasurer) for Perpetual Motion, and participated in Spring Break Outreach Trips to Miami and Ecuador. She is currently studying law at Northeastern University.


• Jaime Chavez (Bridge ’02) started HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness) at Sewanee.
He graduated from Sewanee with a major in Economics and a minor in Mathematics, and now is a bilingual recruitment specialist for the Big Brother/Big Sister Program in Atlanta. While at Sewanee, Jaime was a summer volunteer for a micro-finance non-profit organization in Peru and participated in community outreach trips to Ecuador, Madrid, and Miami, Florida.