Student mentor program provides support system to Professional Programs

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2013-06-03
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Professional Programs is now offering a Student Mentor Program to meet the growing needs of students. This program, which started Feb. 25, will provide academic support for students in the Professional Programs.

“We started the Student Mentor Program to provide additional support systems and positive experiences for our students,” said Deb Burton, professional programs coordinator. “We care about our student’s academic success and want to help them achieve their goals.”

The program currently consists of five mentors and 26 students. The mentors are high-achieving alumni that graduated from the degree program. Mentors are trained beforehand and required to check in with their assigned students regularly. All new students are assigned a mentor and any current student may request a mentor.

“They are passionate about adult learners and can relate to the challenges that our students face,” Burton said. The mentors can encourage and offer support to our students, give them tips on how to manage their time and balance college, work and family successfully.”

“We believe this program will help greatly benefit those enrolled in the degree program,” Burton said. “We would like to see it continue on in the future.”
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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