Bridge Summer Ceremony

UMSL alumnus Terrence L. Freeman (PhD education 2003), a professor of mechanical engineering at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley, addresses local high school students and their parents last Friday morning at a closing celebration for UMSL Bridge Program’s 2014 Summer Academy. Flanking him at the podium are two of this year’s participants – Zavy Miller, a student at John Burroughs High School, and Kaitlyn McConnell, from Ritenour High School. Looking on is Natissia Small, assistant dean of students and head of precollegiate programs at UMSL.

More than 200 St. Louis teens were accepted into this year’s iteration of the outreach program, which continues to successfully support young people through precollegiate programming. Bridge is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Saturday Academy. The deadline for consideration is Aug. 29.

The photograph was taken by UMSL photographer August Jennewein and is the latest to be featured in Eye on UMSL.

Evie Hemphill

Evie Hemphill