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Achievers Scholars info. sessions April 19 & 20

Faculty and staff mentors are needed for the Washington Achievers Scholars Mentor Network.  Achievers Scholars are high-potential students from low-income families with a scholarship from the Washington Education Foundation. Many are first-generation college students and students of color.  These students add diversity to the campus and are not only strong academically but also contribute greatly to the extracurricular activities on campus.

A recent College Board Report indicated that more than 40% of students from affluent families receive a Bachelor’s Degree, while only 6% of students from the lowest income group do.  Mentors are critical to the retention, graduation, and leadership potential of these students.  As a mentor, you serve as a role model and as a resource to help the student with his/her transition to the campus academic environment. Mentors share information, assist with goal setting, refer them to services and professional contacts, discuss academics and offer career guidance.

If you are interested in the Achievers Scholars Mentor Network, come learn more at the information sessions held on April 19th at 12:00 p.m. in Todd 202 and on April 20th at 1:00 p.m. in Todd 234.

For more information contact Sharon Ericsson, Achievers Mentor Program Coordinator, at 335-8065, ericssons@wsu.edu

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