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Purpose

The Capstone Men and Women are a group of students selected to serve as official ambassadors of The University of Alabama. They have been part of the University’s public-relations program since 1962. Originally named the Crimson Girls, the organization accepted its first male members in 1976 and changed its name to the Crimson Girls and Capstone Men. In 1991, the name of the group was changed to Capstone Men and Women.

The Capstone Men and Women ensure an extra measure of hospitality at The University of Alabama, making visitors feel they have experienced a truly exceptional place. They provide a warm reception for guests and communicate to them a better understanding of all aspects of the University. Capstone Men and Women assist the University president’s office, admissions, and alumni during functions held on campus and in other locations, as well as host daily tours of the campus for prospective students and other visitors.

Hello!

Thank you for visiting the Capstone Menand Women website. Here, you will find out more about our group, including who we are and what we do on campus. Since 1976, the Capstone Men and Women have served as the official ambassadors for the University of Alabama. We assist the President’s Office, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and National Alumni Association in providing tours to prospective students of our beautiful campus. Additionally, we work a variety of University-related events throughout the year.

Be sure to click through the tabs to see pictures, obtain information on trying out for the group, and learn the steps of setting up a campus tour. I am proud to say that we have now worked for the benefit of students across the country and beyond to ensure they have made the best college decision for themselves during one of the most challenging times in recent history. We want to continue building on this legacy.

Thank you again for visiting and Roll Tide!

Parker Grogan
President, Capstone Men & Women
2021-2022

President Parker Grogan

Members

Group picture, members listed below.

2020-2021 Capstone Men and Women

President, Parker Grogan
Vice President of Operations, Anna Paige Burrow
Vice President of Administration, Karlin Klass

Hamner Allen, Wyatt Awtrey, Max Brown, Walker Burley, Anna Kate Cavnar, Betsy Chambers, Hayes Cole, Kelsey Curry, Mary Caton Davidson, Ibby Dickson, Jacob Donoian, David DuCote, Stephen Guerrero, Samuel Guerrero, Raven Hartsfield, Luke Harvey, Kate-Conley Hughes, Abby Johnson, Sims Johnson, Bryant Long, Preston McGee, Victoria Morrison, Mya Nobles, Manav Patel, John Calvin Perry, Amara Rivera, Mary Frances Robertson, Kathryn Scoggins, Camryn Shields, Jordan Smith, Jack Steinmetz, Julia Stewart, Sami Swistak, Kat Thaggard, Darius Thomas, Whatley Thompson, Adeline Treadwell, Chandler Turnipseed, Kana Webb, Cherie White, Collier Wilson, and Jordan Wooten

How do I apply?

Capstone Men and Women include the best and the brightest of The University of Alabama’s students. They are chosen competitively early in the spring semester through an interview process conducted by the Capstone Men and Women selection committee. Current members of the group are required to try out every year. No particular male/female ratio is established for the group. Members are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • At least second-semester freshman standing.
  • Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate (no graduate/law students).
  • Involvement, but not over-commitment, in campus activities.
  • Ability to devote from five to ten hours or more each week to group duties while maintaining good grades.
  • Must be able to memorize a volume of material about The University of Alabama and to keep up with current information about its growth and development.
  • Ability to learn the official bus/walking tour of the campus and to present it in a professional manner to prospective students, their parents, and other campus visitors.
  • Excellent oral communication skills and poise in dealing with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Required to work all home football games.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all Capstone Men and Women responsibilities are covered year-round, including summer, spring, fall, and winter breaks, any university holidays, and away-game Saturdays.
  • Must be available for mandatory Capstone Men and Women meetings every Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Trying Out

First Round: February 2 – February 4, 2021

Second Round: February 9, 2021

Second Round Interview List

Deadline to apply for membership is Friday, January 29, 2021. All applications with a photograph and a one-page resume are due at the Office of External Affairs (Room 316) in Rose Administration Building by 12:00 p.m. No application will be accepted after the deadline.

A mandatory Convocation will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2021, to discuss the selection process. Details on the time and location of Convocation will come via email. Failure to attend Convocation will result in automatic disqualification of the applicant.

Application

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The Capstone Men and Women ensure an extra measure of hospitality at The University of Alabama, making visitors feel they have experienced a truly exceptional place. They provide a warm reception for guests and communicate to them a better understanding of all aspects of the University. Capstone Men and Women assist the University president’s office, admissions, and alumni during functions held on campus and in other locations, as well as host daily tours of the campus for prospective students and other visitors.

Contact

For prospective students and their families...

Capstone Men and Women give campus tours Monday through Saturday, year-round (excluding holidays). Spaces are limited, so please reserve a place on one of these tours by contacting the Admissions Office at 205-348-5666 or 800-933-BAMA.

For schools and other large groups...

Capstone Men and Women give campus tours for large groups at specially arranged times. You can arrange a special group tour by contacting the Undergraduate Admissions Group Tour Coordinator Demitrius Barksdale.
e-mail: grouptours@ua.edu

For requests from campus partners contact Misty Yarbrough...
phone: 205-348-8240
e-mail: mdyarbrough@ua.edu