TRiO and Alumni Association Collaborate to Offer Mentor Program
In collaboration with the Medaille Alumni Association, Dr. Mary Ellen Mulvey initiated the Alumni Mentor Program last September, which matches up a current TRiO student with a Medaille alumnus in the same field. The alumni help with career guidance and provide personal tips for the students along the journey. In its first year, the program paired 12 students with Medaille graduates.
ALUMNI MENTOR PROGRAM PROFILES
Stephanie Calhoun '03 (mentor) and Zachary Kieser '14 (mentee)
“When I came to Medaille to visit, I felt that the faculty and staff really cared about me as a person,” says Kieser. “I just felt it was the right fit.”
He is among the first group of students participating in the TRiO Alumni Mentor Program coordinated by Tiffany Hamilton, Student Success Advocate at TRiO. Kieser plans to go on with his education and get a Ph.D. He and Calhoun plan to continue their mentoring relationship throughout his quest for his Ph.D.
According to Kieser, Lisa Black, the assistant director at TRiO, has been instrumental in providing guidance in the application process for continuing his education.
In preparation for what he anticipates will be a particularly rigorous doctoral program, Keiser has taken a series of independent studies with Dr. Lee Nesbit, professor in the Humanities Department, and Dr. Kim Carr, associate professor in the Social Sciences Department, with the goal of honing his research skills. Keiser notes that Nesbit has had the most influence on his decision to pursue his Ph.D.
Melanie Porter is currently working on her Ph.D. in Human Services with a specialization in non-profit management and leadership. She would like to own a non-profit organization that will benefit families who care for foster and adopted children.
“I hope to pass on valuable information and techniques that I learned,” says Porter, referencing her mentor role. “The goal is to help those coming behind me achieve success with less complications."
Kandis Fuller '09 (mentor) and Arielle Kaigler-Hall '14
“I was fortunate to have really good mentors,” says Fuller. “When this opportunity came up, I really wanted to give back.”
On May 17, Medaille College’s 2019 graduates walked the stage and accepted their diplomas at the College’s graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies, as friends, family, and Medaille faculty and staff assembled at Kleinhans Music Hall to celebrate.
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Dr. Joshi discusses Medaille’s PsyD program and the rewarding nature of teaching, and she offers her professional opinion on the best way to cope with stress and achieve a work/life balance.
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