Distinguish Yourself...Become a Mentor!
You are invited to attend a Mentor Information Session to learn more about the Lauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program, (Mentor Tech). Since 2002, more than 2,300 first generation college students and those from underrepresented populations have been matched with caring faculty, staff members, and graduate students from Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center through the program.
Mentor Tech is an academic retention program, that utilizes faculty, staff members, graduate students and medical school residents to assist TTU and TTUHSC students in their adjustments to our campuses and the Lubbock community. Currently, several HSC faculty, staff members, graduate students, and medical school residents participate in the program. Some of these mentors include:
Dan Good, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology; Mimi Zumwalt, Associate Professor Clinical HSC, Orthopedics; Ann Hagstrom, Instructor, SON; Alexis Dougherty, Resident Instructor - 3rd Year, Dermatology; Alan Coleman, Resident Instructor - 3rd Year, Surgery; Carol Salas, Coordinator, Family Medicine; Lisa Dillard, Head Nurse, SON Combest Center; Alyce Ashcraft, Professor, SON; Georgina Barrera, Unit Coordinator, SON; Lea Davidson, Unit Coordinator, Clinical Lab Science; Keino McWhinney, Special Assistant to President; and Ravi Rajmohan Research Assistant - Grad Student, Grad School of Biomed Sciences.
During the recent 10th Annual Mentor Tech Celebration Banquet, Alexis Dougherty and her protégé, Teresa Auwor received the “Match of the Year.” This award highlights the exceptional relationship these participants have forged. Other notable matches include: Dr. Zumwalt and Nicole Mitchell, a first year medical student and Dr. Good and Edgar Gutierrez, a sophomore Chemistry major. To serve as a mentor during the 2012-2013 academic year, you do not need to have specific mentoring expertise, and minimal time is required.
With that in mind, please let us know of your plans to attend one of the following Mentor Information Sessions:
- Wednesday, May 16th 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Human Sciences, Room 120
- Friday, May 18th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Health Sciences Center, Academic Classroom Building, Room 260-K
- Monday, May 21st 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Holden Hall, Room 127
- Tuesday, May 22nd 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Education Building, Room 001
- Monday, June 4th 8:00 am – 9:00 am Doak Hall, Room 119
- Tuesday, June 5th 9:00 am - 10:00 am Education Building, Room 153
- Wednesday, June 6th 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Health Sciences Center, Academic Classroom Building, Room 260-K
- Thursday, June 7th 8:00 am - 9:00 am, Human Sciences, Room 111
- Friday, June 8th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Education Building, Room 164
- Monday, June 11th 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Health Sciences Center, Academic Classroom Building, Room 260-K
- Wednesday, June 13th 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Doak Hall, Room 119
- Thursday, June 14th 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Doak Hall, Room 119
Once you attend one of the sessions, you will be forwarded a link to the online application. Following the completion of the profile, you will be matched with your protégé(s). Please RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org , or contact us with any questions at (806) 742-8692.
Thank you for your consideration, and remember that the recruitment and retention of students is everyone’s responsibility and is crucial to helping our universities achieve their enrollment and retention goals. We look forward to working with you in this effort.
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