Health and Human Development Mentoring Program: August 2008 Newsletter

Congratulations New Alumni

Congratulations New Alumni Congratulations to the following students who graduate on August 16! We hope that your participation in the Mentoring Program has been beneficial and that you will someday enroll in the Program as a mentor. Please let us know where your Penn State degree takes you!

Biobehavioral Health
Kristina M. Rodriguez
Human Development and Family Studies
Carol L. Bittner
Brittany N. Bodle
Mallory L. Bosler
Brandon Diaz
Tashianna Gordon
Joseph F. Osiecki
Hospitality Management
Diane K. Lee
Emily J. Olson
Nutritional Sciences
Tamara L. Wolfgang
Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
Cara M. Bell
Kayce D. Zielinksi

Topic of the Month

How Did You Spend Your Summer Vacation?

Mentors: Share how you balance work and play. Do you maintain communication with your office while on vacation? Where is your favorite place to vacation?

Protégés: Share the skills you learned at your summer job or internship. Ask how to translate your summer experiences in to relevant experiences on your resume. Where is your favorite place to vacation?

2009 Mentoring Events

Mark your calendars for the 2009 mentoring kickoff events at The Nittany Lion Inn! Continuing mentors and protégés are encouraged to attend so you can share your experiences with the new class of mentors and protégés and work on your action plans. We are also planning networking sessions prior to each event so alumni mentors have time to network with each other and departmental faculty.

Friday, February 6, 2009 (Dinner)

Saturday, February 7, 2009 (Lunch)

Saturday, February 7, 2009 (Dinner)

Saturday, March 28, 2009 (Brunch)

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Upcoming Events at University Park

As the alumni office prepares for the fall semester, we would like to invite both alumni mentors and student protégés to arrange time to get together at one of the following alumni events. These are wonderful opportunities for mentors and protégés to meet with one another and work on their action plans. Dates, times and locations of all fall events are below.

August 16
Summer Commencement Reception
Findlay Commons in East Halls from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony Bryce Jordan Center beginning at 10:00 a.m.

August 25
Fall Semester Classes Begin

September 25
Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series – Mary Ellen Clark '85 PH ED
Bennett-Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building, 7:00 p.m.

September 27
Health and Human Development Alumni Tailgate
Porter Gardens at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

October 3-5
Parents and Families Weekend Ice Cream Social from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Bennett-Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building

October 17-19
Penn State Homecoming – “Inspired by Tradition . . . “

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