2008 College of Health and Human Development Mentoring Program Underway

The 2008 Health and Human Development Alumni Mentoring Program is off to a great start. Kickoff events were held in February, March, and April and provided the opportunity for alumni mentors and student protégés from all nine academic units to meet and set goals for their mentoring relationship.

image of a mentoring session

Dean Nan Crouter said, “The mentoring program has been so successful that it received an award from the Penn State Alumni Association in 2005 and has been used as a model by at least four other colleges that have established similar programs here at University Park.”

Both Dean Crouter and V. Diane Collins, alumni mentoring program coordinator, express their appreciation to the alumni who are willing to give back to the college by sharing their experiences and expertise with students, and to the students who are taking the opportunity to enhance their classroom learning with out-of-class experiences.

Brian McKee ’89 H P A was matched last year with then student Dan Schreck. On his Mentor Goal Setting and Action Plan, McKee stated, “I’ve learned that the students who are engaged in the mentoring program seem to be extremely motivated and sophisticated beyond where I was when I was in their shoes. They are an impressive group and reflect very well upon the program.”

Recruitment for the next “class” of mentors and protégés will begin in September 2008. If you wish to be contacted or would like information about the mentoring program, please contact V. Diane Collins at 814-865-3831 or dvc1@psu.edu.

The following dates for the 2009 mentoring events at The Nittany Lion Inn have been established:

Friday, February 6, 2009 (Dinner)

Biobehavioral Health Human Development and Family Studies Communication Sciences and Disorders

Saturday, February 7, 2009 (Lunch)

Nursing Kinesiology Nutritional Sciences

Saturday, February 7, 2009 (Dinner)

Hospitality Management Health Policy and Administration

Saturday, March 28, 2009 (Brunch)

Recreation, Park and Tourism Management

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