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Peer Mentor Program

2019-2020 Peer Mentors

  • Neve Palmieri
  • Nicole Epstein
  • Casey O'Brien
  • Ruthny Bonnet

Peer Mentor Profiles:

Ruthny Bonnet

Portrait of Ruthny Bonnet

Nicole Epstein

Portrait of Nicole Epstein

Casey O'Brien

Portrait of Casey O'Brien

Neve Palmieri

Portrait of Neve Palmieri

Peer Mentor Program Goals

  • Heighten students' awareness of and exposure to University life
  • Foster positive self-esteem
  • Improve students' overall G.P.A.
  • Increase class attendance
  • Improve the intellectual, cultural, and social well-being of students

Mentor Qualifications

Expanding Horizons' Mentors are students who maintain a 2.5 GPA. Each mentor applies and interviews with the EHP staff before being selected for this position. Each year, EHP mentors begin the start of the academic year, prior to the Pre-semester Orientation Program, with a 2 day training coordinated by the Career & Mentor Program Coordinator. The training includes topics on leadership, mentoring, diversity, program objectives, and communication. Mentors learn new skills and further develop their current ones. Mentors then participate in the Pre-semester Orientation Program so they can assist new students adjusting to University life.

Participant Benefits

  • Increase mentors' awareness of diversity and student development issues through their increased contacts and interpersonal relationships.
  • Provide a climate in which mentors may derive personal satisfaction and pride from their active participation in students' academic and personal success.
  • Establish close working relationship with students and EHP staff.
  • In an effort to promote social/cultural experience for all EHP students, mentors work with EHP's Academic Advisors to plan activities for the Fall and Spring semesters.