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:

“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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Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.