Alumni Mentor Program To Start In November

Oct. 16, 2006

Contact: Ashley Lintelman, Office of Press Secretary for Student Government, (214) 458-5310

In November, Student Body External Vice President Allan Marshall will start a new program at Baylor called the Alumni Mentor Program (A.M.P.).

"I believe that it is essential for Baylor students to build relationships with local alumni. Baylor students appreciate the love, generosity, and care that our alumni bring to us. This is a wonderful partnership between Student Government and the Baylor Alumni Association," said Marshall, a senior political science major from Cuney, Texas.

A.M.P. will connect current Baylor students with Waco alumni who are in their same field of study. The goal of this program is to foster a rewarding relationship between aspiring professionals and knowledgeable alumni in a variety of majors.

"The Alumni Mentor Program is an excellent way for students to see the reality of the career they desire to pursue. The alumni association is very excited about partnering with student government on this initiative," said Jeff Kilgore, executive vice president of the Baylor Alumni Association.

Baylor students and their alumni mentors will attend a "meet and greet" dinner in November. They will then get together at least once a month and discuss relevant issues on the topic of their choosing.

A.M.P. is geared more towards sophomores and junior who know and are working towards fulfilling their major.

Abby Martin, coordinator for student outreach at the Baylor Alumni Association, said the program "will be a great way for students to connect with alums in their desired field and learn the things that cannot be taught in a classroom."

Applications will be available in the Student Government office starting Oct. 16, and will be due by Oct. 25. For more information contact Marshall at Allan_Marshall@baylor.edu.

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