Bama Year One is a freshman, service-based experience where students will examine service as it pertains to leadership. They are also given opportunities to apply servant leadership principles and discover areas with the Center for Service Leadership for future involvement.

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The experience is based around TIDETransition to college life, Identify and Develop the students’ interests and strengths with respect to service, and Enable students to discover their unique service passion.

Bama Year One Small Group

Welcome to the 160 student leaders that are a part of a Bama Year One small group! If you were unable to sign-up for a spot and would like to be contacted if a spot becomes available or are interested in joining in the spring, email

Please apply for Bama Year One small group if you are interested in joining a small group for the Spring semester!

Transferable Skills

By taking part in Bama Year One, freshmen students develop their civic awareness and engagement skills; hone their interpersonal communication skills; and explore leadership development.

Identifying your transferable skills and understanding their value to employers will increase your effectiveness in the job search.


  • Allen Engle – Team Leader, General information and speaking requests
  • Betty Bowles – Media and Outreach
  • Christina Scott – Public Relations
  • Claire Carpenter – Curriculum Development
  • Donedra Falls – Administration
  • Kendall Kruchten – Curriculum and Training
  • Madison Giddiens – Group Leader Development
  • Mae Crumbley – Media and Outreach
  • Maribeth Vain – Group Leader Development