Faculty Resources

It's time to pay it forward - Community College Daily, September 4, 2018

BY WALTER G. BUMPHUS

Mentors Help First Generation College Students

Student Mentoring in Community Colleges

"The recent GallupPurdue Index Report (2014), a study of more than 30,000 college students across the U.S. supported by the Lumina Foundation, provides insight into the relationship between students and their college experience. Students who felt supported in college because they had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams, a professor who excited them about learning, and whom they felt cared about them as a person, are thriving in all areas of their well being. Therefore, it is no surprise that mentoring helps community college students to persist in the pursuit of their education goals."

Eugenia Paulus
published by League of Innovation in the Community College 2015

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Mentoring Supports Community College Students

"Building relationships for students in the community college are ways to help students be retained and persist towards a successful completion whether that be the attainment of a certificate, career and technical education or transfer to another institution. Community colleges are open access institutions where all students have the opportunity to succeed when supported and guided through the experience by those who care deeply about student success."

Kelly Alvarado
published by NASPA CCD, April 13, 2017

Who exactly was Mentor?: A stunning revelation and some important lessons

"Researchers and practitioners often refer to Homer’s Odyssey, when discussing the ancient roots of mentoring. In it Odysseus appoints an old friend, Mentor, to watch over his household and son, Telemachus, in his absence during the Trojan War. By nearly all accounts Mentor was a protective, guiding and supportive figure who acted as a wise and trusted counselor to Telemachus, son of Odysseus."

Jean Rhodes Ph.D.
published by Chronicle of Evidenced-Based Mentoring, June 6, 2018