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Peer Mentors

Spring 2021 Mentors

Sam Carlson

Sam Carlson
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Junior
Major: Nursing
“I wanted to be a mentor to share things I’ve learned so far at State, something I wish I had access to when first coming to ISU. I think mentoring is important because it can provide different means of support for all types of students.”

 

Tecory Gordon

Tecory Gordon
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: South Bend, IN
Junior
Major: Accounting
“I wanted to be a mentor because I feel like it is important for people to have someone to hold them accountable and motivate them throughout their journey. I've always had mentors to help guide me, now I want to be able to do the same.”

 

Lexie Hamil

Lexie Hamil
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Worthington, IN
Senior
Majors: Multidisciplinary Studies (concentration in Gender Studies) and English
Minor: Psychology
“I chose to become a mentor because I believe in the importance of community, which aides in the betterment of ISU's campus through learning from one another. I like being a mentor because I have the opportunity to provide support and guidance to students of all backgrounds at Indiana State.”

Abbey Hemmen

Abbey Hemmen
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Teutopolis, IL
Senior
Majors: Political Science and English
Minor: International Studies
“Mentors, no matter where you find them, are so important. I think having someone in your corner is one of the most important parts of achieving your goals, and I would love to help someone in the same way others have helped me.”

Payton Jarrett

Payton Jarrett
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Junior
Major: Communication with a concentration in journalism
“I want to be a mentor to help inspire students with new perspectives while also supporting their academic and personal achievements. The most rewarding part about becoming a mentor was now having the opportunity to be a confidant for any student at ISU.”

 

Rachel Luft

Rachel Luft
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Clinton, IN
Junior
Majors: Elementary Education and Special Education
“The reason that I wanted to be a mentor was to help everyone find their passion/calling at Indiana State University. My career goal is to become a teacher, and I want to help everyone to be successful throughout college and become involved. Mentoring is important because college is very overwhelming and an extra push to success may be the perfect step to success. I am excited to be a role model for future Sycamores and help others find their passion on campus and within the community.”

Michaela Maura headshotMichaela Maura
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Minors: Counseling, Forensic Investigations
“I wanted to be a peer mentor because I strongly believe a good support system can go far and every student should have access to someone who advocates for their success not only as a student but in life.”

 

Lindsey McConnaughey

Lindsey McConnaughey
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Clinton, Indiana
Junior
Majors: Special Education
“I chose to become a mentor because I have a strong passion for serving others. I’d love to help guide someone through the craziness of college, in hopes that they’ll have the best experience possible here at ISU.”

 

Sarnaya L. Morland

Sarnaya L. Morland
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Kokomo, IN
Senior
Major: Applied Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Psychology
Minor: Public Health
“I wanted to be a mentor to have a chance at inspiring others with my own story and letting others know that no matter what a person experiences, those same experiences can be used for greatness in their life. Mentoring is very important because it's a way that a person can flourish with the guidance and true support they may need from someone else.”

Katelyn Orth

Kate Orth
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Frankfort, Illinois
Sophomore
Major: Elementary education
Minor: Sociology
“I wanted to become a mentor because I want to be able to help others through challenges or concerns they have within school and outside settings. College can be an overwhelming time, and I think it’s important to have a mentor to help guide you through it all and give you support/advice when needed!”

Daisy Palacios headshotDaisy Palacios
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Junior
Major: Architectural Engineering and Technology
Minor: Interior Architectural Design
“I chose to become a mentor to help and inspire students throughout their years at Indiana State. Mentoring is important for guidance, motivation, and accountability.”

 

Teely Rhyne VTeely Rhyne V
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: Schererville, IN
Sophomore
Major: Computer Science
“I wanted to be a mentor to have the privilege to help guide people on a path to success. Mentoring is important because everyone needs a person in their life that encourages them and pushes them to be the best version of themselves.”

 

Alivia Williams

Alivia Williams
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: DeRidder, Louisiana
Senior
Major: Fine Arts, Intermedia Concentration
Minors: Art History and Entrepreneurship
“I wanted to be a mentor to set a good example for future students and give them advice on all of the opportunities along with experiences that Indiana State has to offer. I hope that I can help motivate other students to learn just as much outside of the classroom with new experiences.”

Deveon

Deveon Williams
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: Valparaiso, Indiana
Senior
Major: Music Education
“The reason why I wanted to become a mentor is because I love working with students. I want to become a teacher and being a mentor is moving me one step closer to my ultimate goal. I think mentoring is important because it's a way for students who don't necessarily have the guidance or that role model within their life to have that support system within their lives, mentoring helps build a person and structure them.”

 

 

 

 

Contact

Cunningham Memorial Library
Room 233
510 N 6 1/2 Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: (812) 237-3052
Email: ISU-Mentoring-Center@indstate.edu

Mentoring Center Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8 AM – 8 PM
Friday 8 AM – 5 PM

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