After completing the five-week Summer Bridge Program, incoming freshmen start their first day of school with confidence and poise. Not only do they complete six hours of college classes, they also have a built-in network of friends and mentors.
Take a look back at one of the nation’s most ardent defenders of diversity in higher education.
Law School research fellow Meg Clifford aims to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline by helping young students expunge Class C misdemeanors from their records and get into the college-going mindset.
Dr. Kentya Ford, assistant professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, is dedicated to developing courses that can help future pharmacists address the Healthy People 2020 goals to decrease healthcare disparities among underserved populations. “Pharmacists are in community settings and patients have free access to pharmacists,” Ford explained. “If pharmacists… read more
Professor of Nursing and DDCE Associate Vice President for Community Health Engagement Dr. Miyong Kim has dedicated much of her career to community-based participatory research (CBPR) as a means of improving cardiovascular health among traditionally underserved communities. Kim came to The University of Texas at Austin from John Hopkins where she… read more
Dr. Eric Tang was first appointed a faculty fellow with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement in 2008 as a visiting professor in African and African American Studies and the Center for Asian American Studies. Since then, he has established the Social Justice Institute at the DDCE’s Community Engagement Center.… read more
Dr. Richard Reddick is a native Austinite who graduated with honors from Johnston High School in 1990. As a current assistant professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Administration and as a DDCE faculty fellow, Reddick pursues research on mentoring in light of current education policy using a… read more
After majoring in mathematics and electrical engineering at North Carolina A&T, Dr. Talia McCray was named to USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team as one of the “The Best and the Brightest.” With an interest in urban communities, social patterns and resource access, she pursued her Ph.D. in urban technological… read more
Dr. Anthony Brown holds a dual appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and as an affiliated faculty in cultural studies in education at the John Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. His research examines how educators respond to the needs of African… read more