FSU Bridge Builders’ Program

FSU Family,

The Bridge Builders’ Program is a career exploration mentorship initiative. The program is named after a poem written by William Allen Dromgoole “The Bridge Builder”. The poem shares the story of an old traveler crossing a dangerous river. Despite never having to go that way again, he builds a bridge to help less experienced travelers pass safely. It’s in this spirit that, The Bridge Builders’ Program ask you to help build bridges for FSU students.

As a Bridge Builder, you will accept one to three students as protégées, teaching them the soft skills needed to advance as a professional in your career field in addition too, helping them understand the role that education plays in their professional life.

Bridge Builder Requirements:

  • You must have a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Complete a background check (if not employed by FSU).
  • Be employed as a career professional or Own/Operate your own business.
  • Be willing to meet with your protégées at least three times during the semester (approximately once a month)
  • Attend at least 4 Bridge Builder events throughout the academic year.
  • This program is open to professionals outside of FSU.

For more information and to sign-up:

  1. visit https://uncfsu.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/bbmp
  2. Create a New Handshake Account as a Mentor

And We Will Do The Rest…


Contact Person:
Gerald Mitchell



Thank you,


Dr. Gerald L. Mitchell, Jr., Ed.D.

Associate Dean of University College
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone: 910-672-1829
Fax: 910-672-1846
E-mail: gmitche5@uncfsu.edu
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