"Hi" Bridge Society

All candidates of the "Hi" Bridge Society help create the transformative education that happens at UNC. Because of our extraordinary students, UNC is an experience we all cherish for a lifetime.

What is the “Hi” Bridge Society?

Delegates for the University of Northern Colorado's "Hi" Bridge Society are selected through the Homecoming Royalty nomination, application and interview process. "Hi" Bridge delegates excel academically, are involved in programs and initiatives throughout campus, and represent UNC's diverse student body at alumni events and programs throughout their senior year. The "Hi" Bridge title is inclusive of all identities and brings back the tradition of "Hi" Bridge with Seniors at UNC.

A gift from the 1940 senior class, Hi Bridge is located between Gunter and Gray Hall. Originally it led to the front door of Bru Inn, the former student union. The bridge established the tradition that anyone who crossed the bridge, friend or stranger, were to greet each other with a cordial “Hi.”

2017 Delegates

Madeline Azari

Madeline Azari

Theatre Education 

Leadership Roles Technical Support Technician, Office of Information Technology; Community Council, Residence Hall Association; Student Honors Council; Presidents Leadership Program; Honors Program

Future Plans Madeline plans to travel outside of the United States, and pursue a master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs and work in a New Student Orientation office.

What it means to be a UNC Bear It means you are a part of an amazing legacy of world leaders and world changers. Even as a technical support technician, I felt like I was helping others feel at home.

 Kevion Ellis

Kevion Ellis

International Affairs

Leadership Roles Student Ambassador, Office of Financial Aid; Social Media Ambassador, University Relations; Student Senate Councilor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Student Body President, University of Northern Colorado

Future Plans Kevion plans to move to Minnesota and pursue career opportunities in government relations or policy, specifically in renewable energy.

What it means to be a UNC Bear It means you have to work for it. Being a member of this community showed me that UNC really develops students academically and with real life skills.

 Olivia Ellison

Olivia Ellison

Sports & Exercise Science

Leadership Roles Social Media Ambassador & Team Lead, University Relations; Lab Assistant & Project Lead, Exercise Physiology Lab

Future Plans Olivia plans to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in Public Health and perform research in hospitals in the Los Angeles area.

What it means to be a UNC Bear UNC is a big part of who I am. I feel valued and prioritized here. It means you build connections that make this place feel like home for others as well. (Olivia shared that she mentors college freshmen as a way to give back to UNC.)

 Brianna Faulk

Brianna Faulk

Musical Theatre

Leadership Roles Internship, Broadway Dreams Foundation; 2016 recipient, UNC Outstanding Supporting Actress; President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; Program Coordinator, 2017 Senior Class Showcase; Member, Black Student Union; Lead, Simply Simone; Lead, Sister Act

Future Plans Brianna plans on participating in her internship through the Broadway Dreams Foundation and eventually moving to New York to pursue her acting career. Brianna also pays it forward, and plans to continue doing so by growing her “Triple Threat” Musical Theatre Camp in her hometown of Monroe, GA.

What it means to be a UNC Bear It means holding your head up high, and being proud of the university you attend. In my own experience, it means being proud of your program and loving UNC.

 

Hugo Garcia

Hugo Garcia

English

Leadership Roles Building Supervisor, Campus Recreation Center; Student Employee, Cesar Chavez Cultural Center; Student Assistant to Marketing Manager, Enrollment Management & Student Access; Co-Captain, UNC Men’s Club Soccer

Future Plans Hugo plans on pursuing a master's in Higher Education Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado, while acting as a graduate assistant in the Enrollment Management office. Hugo is interested in working with students in a one-on-one setting as an advisor.

What it means to be a UNC Bear It means that you are like me because we build a family at UNC. It also means that you become a productive member of society, because being at UNC is more than a place of learning; it’s a space of friendship and virtue.

 

Jenny Pan

Jenny Pan

Theatre Arts - Acting

Leadership Roles Community Council Programmer, Office of Residence Life; Diversity Mentor, Office of Residence Life; Senior Orientation Leader, Office of New Student Orientation; Facilitator, Catalyst for Social Justice

Future Plans Jenny plans to take a year to pursue acting and build her resume as an actor. After that year, Jenny plans to pursue a master's degree in Higher Education with an emphasis in Social Justice.

What it means to be a UNC Bear It means to contribute positively to the community: being a friendly face, respecting others, being self-aware, and acting in an inclusive way.

 

Social Media

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Follow the “Hi” Bridge Society using #UNCBears as they show their perspective of the week's activities during Homecoming.

Past Delegates

2016

Jewel Mahoe

Jewel Mahoe

Elementary Education 

Brandon Miller

Brandon Miller

Business Administration

Atu Nwankwo

Atu Nwankwo

International Affairs and Communication Studies

Jacquie Palizzi

Jacquie Palizzi

Journalism

Becca Smith

Becca Smith

English and Psychology

Tyson Thornburg

Tyson Thornburg

Political Science

 

2015

Hannah Allsup

Hannah Allsup

Human Services

Eli Guerra

Eli Guerra

Spanish Education, K-12

Richard Medina

Richard Medina

Business Administration

Joey Mondragon

Joey Mondragon

Marketing

Tumaini Mproampora

Tumaini Mporampora

Business Administration

Shannon Mulqueen

Shannon Mulqueen

Sociology

 2014

Donovan Anderson

Donovan Anderson

Mathematics

Eboni Coleman

Eboni Coleman

Communication Studies

Julie Dejong

Julie Dejong

Mathematics

Kayli Morales

Kayli Morales

Audiology and Speech Language Science

Savannah Morris

Savannah Morris

Business Administration

Alexander Sherwin

Alexander Sherwin

Anthropology