25th anniversary Summer Bridge Program alumni spotlight

Published: August 16, 2022

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TaShawna Stokes, Auburn class of 2001, delivered the keynote address at the 25th STEM Summer Bridge closing ceremony on July 1. However, this was not her first experience with the STEM Summer Bridge program.

“I was a member of the ’97 class, which was the first one,” Stokes began, after being introduced by her two children. In her keynote, Stokes spoke about how she felt extreme pressure after graduating high school, feeling that she had to make the “right” decisions as she progressed forward. She had doubts about herself and was not sure which direction to turn for help. Fortunately, the STEM Summer Bridge program was there to offer a “life-changing experience.”

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Submitted by: Maria Gebhardt