American Indian Summer Bridge


The American Indian Recruitment (AIR) Summer Bridge is a two-week residential/commuter Student Leadership Program designed to immerse incoming American Indian freshmen students into the rigors of academic life and facilitate the academic, social and cultural transition from high school to college preparing them for their first-year experience at Bacone College.

Students are provided with an opportunity to experience the Bacone College environment prior to entering the fall semester, and are also introduced to an extensive academic support system at Bacone. The program allows students to build a strong sense of belonging and connectedness to Bacone and the campus community, and in particular American Indian students, faculty and staff.

Students in AIR Summer Bridge have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) credit hours. Students participate in an American Indian Studies Student Leadership course in the mornings and Cultural Leadership and Experiential Learning sessions in the afternoons. In addition, evenings will be spent with guest presenters, participating in enrichment activities, seminars in study skills, time management, and other topics related to American Indian student success which complement the Student Leadership Program.

Message from the Director

I invite you to make application and join us this summer for 2013 Bacone College American Indian Summer Bridge! This year's program will take place on Bacone's campus, in Muskogee, OK from July 8, 2013 to July 19, 2013 as part of the Bacone's Summer American Indian Recruitment. American Indian Summer Bridge students have an opportunity to earn college credit for satisfactorilycompleting an American Indian Studies Student Leadership course, as well as prepare for their first year of college coursework.

In the newly designed Summer Bridge Curriculum students will participate in College Learning Enrichment coursework and activities that build self-awareness and develop relationship skills to enhance their student development and retention. American Indian Summer Bridge will use the following areas to organize coaching challenges and activities:

  1. self-confidence
  2. social skills
  3. personal purpose
  4. potential

Go to and complete your application today!

I look forward to hearing from you!


Message from President

As President of Bacone College I want to welcome you to Bacone's American Indian Summer Bridge 2013! Bacone College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the American Baptist Church embracing an historic educational mission with American Indians. Because of our strong commitment to our historical educational mission and our American Indian student goal of 51 % by 2020 the American Indian Summer Bridge is a natural fit for us. This summer the American Indian Summer Bridge will be hosted by American Indian Recruitment at Bacone with a focus on Leadership. I encourage you to consider the AISB '13 when making your plans for this summer and college in the fall.

- President Dr. Robert Duncan Jr.

2013 American Indian Summer Bridge Schedule

8:30am-10:00am --------------------------------------CLE
1:00pm-2:45pm----------------------------------------Experiential Learning
3:00pm-4:00pm----------------------------------------Cultural Leadership