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Nineteen Thiel College students chosen for mentoring team for first-year students

 

Nineteen Thiel College students chosen for mentoring team for first-year students

GREENVILLE, Pa.—The Thiel College Student Life Department has hired 19 students as Peer Mentors for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The students primarily serve as mentors and guides for first-year students. Some of their roles include assisting in teaching an introductory course, aiding their fellow students in creating a class schedule for the spring semester, serving as a liaison with faculty members, and informing students of and encouraging them to go to events.

The program is in its third year.

The new 2019–2020 academic year Peer Mentors:

  • Alison Arter ’21, of Johnstown, Ohio, is a graduate of Johnstown-Monroe High School and is a biology major
  • Tyla Belton ’21, of Altoona, Pa., is a graduate of Altoona Area Senior High School, and is a political science major
  • Willie Beverly ’22, of Austintown, Ohio, is a graduate of Austintown-Fitch High School and is a business administration major
  • George Cupec ’20, of Slippery Rock, Pa., is a graduate of Slippery Rock High School and is a business administration: marketing, advertising, and management major
  • Brett Eckroate ’20, of Belle Vernon, Pa., is a graduate of Belle Vernon High School and is a math and physics double major
  • Emily Harriman ’22, of Geneva, Ohio, is a graduate of Geneva High School and is a secondary education math major
  • Alexis Jewell ’22, of Sharpsville, Pa., is a graduate of Sharpsville High School, and is an elementary and special education major
  • Trou Johnson ’22, of Penn Hills, Pa., is a graduate of Penn Hills High School and is a media and journalism major
  • Louis Karellas ’21, of Johnsonburg, Pa., is a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and is a business administration major
  • Samantha Kurchena ’19, of Bridgeville, Pa., is a graduate of South Fayette High School and is a biology and conservation biology double major
  • Julia Langietti ’22, of Greenville, Pa., is a graduate of Greenville High School and is a secondary education and history major
  • Orlando Lucabech ’22, of Milford, Pa., is a graduate of Delaware Valley High School and is an environmental science major
  • Shyloh McTighe ’22, of Hadley, Pa., is a graduate of Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School and is a biology major
  • Delaney Merideth ’22, of Toronto, Ohio, is a graduate of Toronto High School and is a public relations, advertising and integrated marketing communication major major
  • Jessica Peters ’21, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a graduate of Avonworth High School and is a business administration and sports management major
  • Bailey Shepard ’22, of West Middlesex, is a graduate of West Middlesex High School and is a public relations, advertising and integrated marketing communication major
  • Sydney Turner ’21, of Chicora, Pa., is a graduate of Karns City Area High School, and is a biology major
  • Makenna Sanders ’21, of Newbury, Ohio, is a graduate of Newbury High School and is a history, philosophy and religion triple major
  • Hannah Uschock ’22, of Indiana, Pa., is a graduate of Indiana High School and is a history, philosophy and political science triple major

“Peer mentors play a critical role in helping first-year students transition to life at college,” Associate Academic Dean for Student Success Greg Q. Butcher, Ph.D., said. “As established student leaders, they were selected for their abilities to serve as guides, role models, counselors, and—as one peer mentor put it—the new students’ first friends at Thiel.”

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