2022 Schedule

Saturday, Feb. 26  | The University of Alabama Student Center

8:30-9:00 a.m.              Check-in (Main Lobby, 2nd floor)

9:00-9:30 a.m.              Welcome and Overview (Ballroom)

  • Dr. G. Christine Taylor, vice president and associate provost, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Dr. Stuart R. Bell, president, The University of Alabama
  • Dr. Cassie Smith, UA Faculty Fellow and associate dean of Academic Affairs, Honors College
  • Lauren Gilonske, vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Government Association
  • Fitness Break: Sara-Margaret Cates, DAZE instructor, University Recreation

9:30-10:00 a.m.             Students dismissed for college visits in the Student Center (2nd and 3rd floor)

10:00-11:00 a.m.          College Visits and Presentations

  • Arts & Sciences (Ballroom) – Rebecca Whitley, assistant director of Student Services
  • Communication and Information Sciences (Room 3108) – Lexi McMahon, coordinator of Recruitment and Outreach
  • Culverhouse College of Business (Room 3104) – Marcus Cotton, director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Education (Room 3700) – Dr. Carlton McHargh, director of Recruitment Programs and Alternative Certification
  • Engineering (Theater) – Greg Singleton, director of Engineering Student Services
  • Human Environmental Sciences (Room 3114) – Dr. Jennifer Humber, director of Student Services
  • Nursing (Room 3111) – Jessica Richardson, academic adviser
  • Social Work (Room 3101) – Shayla Smith, BSW field coordinator and chief diversity officer

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.   Honors College Presentation (Ballroom)

Brandon Chalmers, director of Recruitment and Admissions

11:30-12:30 a.m.             Admissions, Housing & Financial Aid Presentation (Ballroom)

  • Housing and Residential Communities – Kayla Ballard, area coordinator, Housing and Residential Communities
  • Admissions – DJ Jackson,
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships – Wynter Williams Cleveland, scholarships operations coordinator, Undergraduate Scholarships

12:30-1:30 p.m.                Lunch at Fresh foods

1:30-1:50 p.m.                   Dance Performance – UA Theatre and Dance

1:50-2:50 p.m.                    Our Bama Panel Discussions (occurring concurrently)

Family Session (Ballroom)

Moderator: Dr. G. Christine Taylor, vice president and associate provost, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


  • Dr. Stacy L. Jones, interim dean of students
  • Jennifer Turner, UA Counseling Center assistant director
  • Micah Rodgers, assistant chief, University of Alabama Police Department
  • Tammie D. Williams, UA alumna and UA Parent Advisory Council
  • Angel Narvaez-Lugo, SGA adviser
  • Dr. Ross Bryan, associate professor/associate dean, Honors College
  • Lawrence Jackson, associate chair, Dance
  • Dr. Kiara Summerville, assistant director, First Year Experience

Students Session (Theater)

Moderator: Autumn Saffore, special events coordinator, Intercultural Diversity Center


  • Aliyah James, Lucy’s Legacy mentor and resident adviser
  • E.J. Jones, BRIDGE participant
  • Kamaron Haynes, BRIDGE participant
  • Stephen Shol, graduate student
  • Lauren Pan, DEI graduate assistant, Division of Student Life
  • Marcella Martinez, Blackburn Institute Fellow and president of the Hispanic-Latino Association
  • Pedro Reyes, Vice President, Hispanic-Latino Association/chief adviser to the SGA’s vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Anthony Williams, Black Student Union member
  • Kiara Smith, Black Student Union member

3:00-3:15 p.m.                  Poetry and Closing Remarks (Ballroom)

  • Poetry – Imani Williams, graduate student
  • Dr. Taylor

3:15-4:00 p.m.           Campus Tours