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Future of the Tide, 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. Small groups of 15-20 students will be placed with a senior student leader who has experience serving in various roles and campus organizations. The small group leader 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.

How do I sign up?
The sign up is now available online.

Schedule

  • 1st Small Group Meeting: Week of February 13th-17th
  • 2nd Small Group Meeting: Week of February 20th-24th
  • 3rd Small Group Meeting: Week of February 27th-March 2nd
  • 4th  Small Group Meeting: Week of March 6th-10th
  • 6th Small Group Meeting: Week of March 20th-24th
  • 6th Small Group Meeting: Week of March 27th-31st
  • 7th Small Group Meeting: Week of April 3rd-7th
  • 8th Small Group Meeting: Week of 10th-14th

Mentors

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Ainsley LeBlanc
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 12:30
Year: Senior
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Major: Public Relations with a Minor in Business
Bio: I am a Senior at The University of Alabama from Memphis, TN studying Public Relations
with a Minor in General Business. I am one of six kids and I really enjoy being a part of a large
family. I decided to go to UA because my older sister went here. I visited the campus when she
was going through Bama Bound and I fell in love. Ever since then I’ve been a huge fan; I
couldn’t imagine spending my four years of college anywhere else!
Leadership Positions:
Alpha Omicron Pi, Chapter President
Alpha Omicron Pi, New Member Educator
Capstone Men and Women
Freshman Forum Member
Transfer Student: No

Robin Blocksom
Meeting Time: Monday 11:30
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Madison Giddiens
Meeting Time: Monday 2:00
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Northport, AL
Major: Civil Engineering and STEM Path to the MBA
Bio:  I am a Sophomore majoring in Civil Engineering who has grown up in Tuscaloosa County my entire life, so coming to The University of Alabama has always been my dream. I am very passionate about service and love being involved on campus through Al’s Pals, Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority, FATE, other Center for Service and Leadership events, and more. My hobbies include watching and playing sports, crafting, and hanging out with friends. I look forward to Future of the Tide and a great second year here at the Capstone!
Leadership Positions:
Leading Bama Assistant Team Leader with the Center for Service and Leadership
Recruitment Chair for Alpha Omega Epsilon
National Society of Leadership and Success Member
Transfer Student: No

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Jillian Hutt
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 6:00
Year: Senior
Hometown: Scituate, MA
Major: Multiple Abilities Program (PreK-6th Special Education, PreK-6th General Education)
Bio: Jillian Hutt is a Senior here at the University from Scituate, Massachusetts. Coming to
college she didn’t really know what she wanted to do, but always had a passion for serving
others. At the University Jillian works as the Administrative Team Leader at the Center for
Service and Leadership and loves helping others get involved in the Tuscaloosa community.
She is also a College of Education Ambassador, as well as, the Philanthropy Chair of her
sorority. Other than getting involved on campus, Jillian loves to attend concerts and see some of
her favorite bands. After graduation, Jillian wants to be an elementary school teacher back home in Massachusetts.
Leadership Positions:
Administrative Team Leader at the Center for Service and Leadership
College of Education Ambassador
Gamma Phi Beta Philanthropy Chair
Transfer Student: No

Kelsey Kauffman
Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00
Year: Junior
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Major: Accounting
Bio: Kelsey is fun gal who loves Beyonce, being outdoors, The Office, and Alabama football.
She spends her spare time outdoors in her hammock with her friends, listening to 80s music,
and playing tennis. Kelsey is excited about being a part of Future Tide and is ready for another
great year at the Capstone!
Leadership Positions:
Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs for the Alabama Panhellenic Association
Director of Finance for Capstone Agency
Transfer Student: No

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Fitz Mosley
Meeting Time: Thursday 2:00
Year: Senior
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Leadership Positions:
Transfer Student:

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Kyle Spencer
Meeting Time: Tuesday 1:00
Year: Senior
Hometown: Southlake, TX
Major: Architectural Engineering with a Master’s in Business Administration (STEM Program)
Bio: Kyle was born and raised in the Dallas Area. Growing up in a big high school football town he
knew Alabama would be a great fit for him. He is now a senior at the university and will start graduate school next fall for a Master’s in Business Administration. Some of his other involvement on campus includes: Al’s Pals, Mentor UPP, Beyond Bama alternative breaks to Nicaragua, and working with other Center for Service and Leadership events. Kyle has also been a part of Alabama’s Cooperative Education program alternating work and school for 2 years with Robins & Morton, a general contractor. During those two years he got to work in Charlotte, Orlando, and Dallas. His career aspirations include working for an architectural or engineering firm and helping bridge the gap between design and business. His hobbies include swimming, photography, eating, and hanging out with friends.
Leadership Positions:
Mentor UPP Advisory Board member
Leading Alabama Team Leader with the Center for Service and Leadership
Transfer Student: No

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Mae Crumbley
Meeting Time: Thursday 1:00
Year: Sophmoore
Hometown: Madison, Alabama
Major: Biology (Pre-med track) and STEM Path to the MBA
Bio: Hi! I’m excited to be starting my sophomore year at the Capstone, majoring in Biology on the pre-med track and the STEM Path to the MBA program. Some of my favorite parts of campus life are game days, volunteering with Arts & Autism and the Center for Service & Leadership, Greek life and of course meeting friends for coffee at the world’s largest Starbucks! I also enjoy playing tennis, backpacking, working out, and traveling.
Leadership Positions:
Center for Service & Leadership Leading Alabama Assistant Team Leader
Emerging Scholars Undergraduate Research Assistant
Arts n’ Autism Classroom Assistant
Delta Delta Delta New Member Academic Chairman
Outstanding Freshman of the Year
Transfer Student: No

Alma Atassi

Alma Atassi
Meeting Time: Thursday 5:00
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Rolanda Turner
Meeting Time: Thursday 3:30
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Reid Jenkins
Meeting Time: Monday 5:00
Year: Sophmoore
Hometown: Decatur, AL
Major: Double Major in Public Relations and Political Science
Bio: A Decatur, Alabama native, I spent most of my childhood years in Marietta, Georgia before moving back to Decatur in High School. I grew up playing almost every sport imaginable, my favorite being lacrosse. Once moving to Decatur, in lieu of a lacrosse team, I picked up Tennis and never looked back. Now in college, I’m pursuing a double major in Public Relations and Political Science and seek to promote the dialogue of servant leadership across our campus, state, and country.
Leadership Positions:
Assistant Director of Communications for the Student Government Association
Honors College Ambassador
Head of Communications for ARTS Tuscaloosa
Director of Communications and Public Relations for Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity
Standard Board for Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity
College Republicans Secretary
First Year Councilor for the Student Government Association
Transfer Student: No

 

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How do I sign up? 

The sign up is now available online.