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College of Human Ecology

College of
Human Ecology

Kansas State University
119 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506-1401

785-532-5500
785-532-5504 fax
he@k-state.edu

Mentor Connection

Archive: August 2015

Summer is almost over for students and soon they will be moving back to K-State to begin classes the week of August 24!

The Professional Mentoring Program is seeking additional mentors for 2015-16, especially in the human services and counseling fields, pre-med and speech pathology. Referrals from current mentors like you are needed! If you have already signed up to be matched with a student, I will be contacting you soon with more information.

As the Professional Mentoring Program enters its second year, we are excited to be increasing the number of participants. We ended the 2015 school year with a little over 100 mentor/mentee pairs. We have received more than 80 new student applications for this fall!

New resources and events will be available for mentors and mentees this year. Please mark your calendars for two tailgating opportunities to meet with your mentee. The College of Human Ecology will be hosting White Tent events in Cat Town two hours prior to kick-off on Saturday, October 17, 2015, and again on Saturday, November 21, 2015. More details will follow!

As the students return to campus this fall, I will be providing them with new tools to assist them in their interactions with their mentors. Please feel free to contact me at any time with concerns or questions you may have.

Finally, please take a few minutes to read the article, "Power of Mentoring for Social Change." One of my favorite quotes: "Mentors do more than help new employees learn the basics of the workplace. They also help others develop values and new perspectives on the world."

Thank you for your participation and time you devote to working with students!

Pamela Erickson, Director
perick@k-state.edu

Upcoming Events

August 24: First day of fall classes