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Bama Year One, service and leadership small groups provide first-year and transfer students the opportunity to learn from current student leaders and discuss important leadership topics in a relaxed environment, and engage in the community through service together. Small groups of 15-20 students will be placed with an upperclassmen student leader team who have experience serving in various roles and campus organizations. These small group leaders will serve as a mentor and guide to their group throughout their first year at the Capstone. Groups will meet 8 times in the Fall semester and 5 times in the Spring semester. Each group will be filled on a first come, first served basis and students may select the group, day, and time that best fits their schedule.

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 kekruchten@crimson.ua.edu

Meet Our Mentors


Kendal Aldridge

Kendal Aldridge

Public Relations
Sophomore
Hometown: Huntsville, AL

Extracurriculars:
Public Relations Student Society of America, Design for America, Emerging Scholars Program, Greek Life


Robin Blocksom

Robin Blocksom

Chemical Engineering
Junior
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Extracurriculars:
Society of Women Engineers, American Institute for Chemical Engineers, Turning Point USA, SGA


Seth Butler

Seth Butler

Biology
Junior
Hometown: Columbia, TN

Extracurriculars:
A Team, First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives Office


Ethan Floyd

Ethan Floyd

Civil Engineering
Sophomore
Hometown: Pensacola, FL

Extracurriculars:
A Team, Freshman Forum, Club Tennis, Mentor Upp, American Society of Civil Engineers


Meghan Flynn

Meghan Flynn

Exercise and Sports Science
Sophomore
Hometown: Brighton, MI

Extracurriculars:
Special Olympics Volunteer, Serving Bama


Asha Fuller

Asha Fuller

Psychology & Criminal Justice
Senior
Hometown: Johns Creek, GA

Extracurriculars:
Arts & Sciences Ambassador, Greek Life, Undergraduate Research


John Gibson

John Gibson

Civil Engineering
Junior
Hometown: Clarksville, TN

Extracurriculars:
Best Buddies, ASCE, UA Dance Marathon


Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson

Economics and Political Science (Pre Law)
Sophomore
Hometown: Nashville, TN

Extracurriculars:
Phi beta Lambda, Freshman Forum, FYE, Intramural Sports


Morganne Johnston

Morganne Johnston

Aerospace Engineering
Junior
Hometown: Bentonville, AR

Extracurriculars:
A Team, National Society of Black Engineers, Lil Miss Coder, Ignite UA, Girl Talk, Al’s Pal’s


Alex Kagan

Alex Kagan

Accounting
Senior
Hometown: Gulf Breeze, FL

Extracurriculars:
Campus Ministry, Culverhouse LIFT, FYE


Ethan McVay

Ethan McVay

General Business
Junior
Hometown: Denver, CO

Extracurriculars:
Campus Ministry, UA Smash League, Culverhouse LIFT


Taylor Noah

Taylor Noah

English
Sophomore
Hometown: Montgomery, AL

Extracurriculars:
WorldSong Mission Camp Counselor


Khloe' Starling

Khloe’ Starling

Psychology and Business (Pre Med)
Sophomore
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Extracurriculars:
Blount Honors Program, Honors College, Discovery Buddies, Psych Club, Alpha Epsilon Delta


Rolanda Turner

Rolanda Turner

Pre Med
Senior
Hometown: Pell City, AL

Extracurriculars:
Al’s Pal’s


Rian Tyler

Rian Tyler

Marine Biology
Junior
Hometown: Cordova, TN

Extracurriculars:
Student Government Association, Blend, FYE


Megan Ware

Megan Ware

Nursing
Sophomore
Hometown: Germantown, TN

Extracurriculars:
Rubgy, Greek Life, Housing Resident Advisor