What is the Peer Mentor Program

The peer mentor program is designed to provide leadership for participants in the College of Education and Community Innovation with the following programs: Hospitality and Tourism Management, Social Work, Legal Studies, Public, Non-profit, and Health Administration, and Criminal Justice assist in supporting new GVSU students (First-Year and Transfer Students) as they navigate Grand Valley and learn about their major. In addition, the program’s primary goal is to retain new students by providing a sense of community, professional development, and preparation for post-graduation.


How a peer mentor can help you!

  • Goal Setting/Career Development
  • Belonging and Wellness
  • Referrals for Financial Support
  • Academic Support
  • Study Skills/Time Management
  • Participate in Campus Events

Interested in having a peer mentor?

Click Here to be a Mentee


Peer Mentors Fall 2022

Mallory Bosma (she/her)

Cheyann Scutt

Major/Minor: Social Work/Psychology

Class Standing: Senior

Hometown: Zeeland, MI

After receiving my MSW degree, I will be pursuing a career as a licensed therapist. I am excited to be a mentor to share my passion for social work and form connections with other GVSU students. My personal interests include reading memoirs, going out for ice cream, and propagating plants!

Natalee Williams (she/her)

Natalee Willams Headshot

Major/Minor: Social Work/Psychology

Class Standing: Senior

Hometown: Concord, MI

Hello!! My name is Natalee and I’m a senior in the Social Work Program. I am interested in pursuing a career in higher education advising and am excited to be a mentor for other social work students! When I'm not in class, I love caring for my houseplants (I have over 100!), checking out new hiking trails on Lake Michigan, and playing with my little tuxedo cat, Sage!

Anna Beer (she/her)

Jenna Thornton Headshot

Major/Minor: Social Work

Class Standing: Senior

Hometown: East Lansing, MI

I am so excited to be part of this program because I love feeling like I’ve made an impact on people around me, and this year I hope to help make students within my major feel comfortable and confident with their education or career path. After graduation, I am hoping to continue towards my goal of helping those in my community gain access to mental and physical health needs.

Faith McKinney (she/her)

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Major/Minor: Social Work/Psychology

Class Standing: Junior

Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, MI

I am super excited to be a mentor and help guide individuals through their college life as I know it can be a stressful experience. I am apart of Greek Life on campus as well as GV Dance Troupe, I have been dancing since I was three years old and am so glad I get to continue here at GVSU! l am hoping to become a therapist and advocate for mental health and end the stigma surrounding it.

Evan Potter (he/him)

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Major/Minor: Public and Nonprofit Administration

Class Standing: Senior

Hometown: Brighton, MI

I'm currently a first-year Fellow Candidate in the Cook Leadership Academy and pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public and Nonprofit Administration with an emphasis in Community Health. I work as a Student Assistant in the Office of the President and volunteer for Ottawa County Parks and Recreation. I am also a member of various organizations on campus including Special Olympics, Making Waves, Pre-Nursing, and Pals Student Mentors.

Mae Urness (she/her)

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Major/Minor: Criminal Justice/Juvenile Justice

Class Standing: Senior

Hometown: Benton Harbor, MI

I love being a student! Outside of school, I love the sunshine and warm weather. I play club basketball here at GV and I love going to the gym. I’ve also been boxing since I was young and I love moving around with my friends! I am planning on going into federal law enforcement after I graduate, but have also considered working with kids in the justice system. I am very excited to be a mentor, I hope to be able to guide others as they share their interests with me!

Grace Roedel (she/her)

Grace Roedel

Major/Minor: Social Work/Psychology and Juvenile Justice

Class Standing: Junior

Hometown: Fowlerville, MI

I am a social work major and plan on pursuing a career in clinical social work while working with the population of incarcerated youth. I have a dog named, Abba, living with me here at college so my extra time revolves around playing with her and taking her to the dog park. I also love Harry Potter and am an avid Greys Anatomy fan. I am so excited to be a mentor - college can be tough but it's easier when you have resources available to answer all your questions!

Bridget Radzicki (she/her)

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Major/Minor: Hospitality and Tourism Management Major

Class Standing: Senior

Hometown: Orland Park, IL

I am Hospitality and Tourism Management major with an emphasis in event planning and tourism! I work in the Amway Grand Plaza as an Event Support Intern at Destination Consultants. This semester I am the Creative Design and Marketing Chair for the HTM Club. This is my senior year at GV and I am excited to be apart of the CECI Mentorship program! I hope to be a resource for aspiring HTM majors.

Victoria Miers (she/her)

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Major/Minor: Criminal Justice and Political Science

Class Standing: Junior

Hometown: Jackson, MI

I love being outside and active, I enjoy lifting, hiking and rock climbing! I am passionate about social justice and plan on doing juvenile probation when I graduate. I am excited to be a mentor because I know firsthand how difficult college can be to navigate and I want to help my peers be successful.

Bailey Pudlowski (she/her)

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Major/Minor: Legal Studies and Accounting

Class Standing: Senior

Hometown: Toledo, OH

I am super excited to be a mentor this year because I really want to make an impact on someone’s first year in college! I love going shopping and to the beach and I hope to pursue a career in the corporate law area!!

Kerrigan Bailey (she/they)

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Major/Minor: Criminal Justice/Psychology

Class Standing: Senior

Hometown: Onsted, MI

During my free time outside of work and school, I enjoy watching crime shows and marvel movies. I’d love to travel the world and explore different cultures outside of my own. After graduating, I’m looking to get my masters degree in Forensic Psychology. I’m so excited to be a mentor because I know how difficult/confusing it was for me to get adjusted to college, so I’m hoping I can make an impact and help those in that position this year :)

Megan Snoeyink (she/her)

Picture of Megan Snoeyink

Major/Minor: Social Work

Class Standing: Junior

Hometown: Jenison, MI

I am a social work major and I hope to one day become a school social worker! When I'm not working or in class, I am typically spending time with my family and my two dogs Harley (basset hound) and Carmen (black lab), binging Netflix, shopping at TJ Maxx, or finding a new book to read. I am super excited to be in this program so I can be a support system and friend to my peers in hopes that their college experience is enjoyable and successful! "If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive"- Brené Brown

Collin Fox (he/him)

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Major/Minor: Criminal Justice/Psychology

Class Standing: Senior

Hometown: Shelby Township, MI

My name is Collin Fox and I am senior with a pre-law tract! I love working out and spending time with my friends and fraternity brothers. I am quite the social person and I love meeting new people, I am thrilled to be able to help guide the next generation of Lakers!

Ann Krapohl (she/her)

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Major/Minor: Business/Hospitality Tourism Management

Class Standing: Junior

Hometown: Bath, MI

Hi my name is Ann Krapohl, I am a junior studying business management and a minor in HTM. Some of my interests include going to kickboxing or any workout class twice a week and going to football games! I love leading the chants! Some hobbies of mine are hanging out and getting coffee with my roommates. I am excited to be a mentor because I want to be there for those who may need the help to grow in their career.

Do you want to become a Peer Mentor?

Requirements:

  • Have declared their major (HTM, SW, PNHA, LS or CJ) for at least 1 year
  • Demonstrate knowledge of campus and community resources
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major courses and programs
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

 Responsibilities

  • Mentor first-year undergraduate students throughout the Fall 2022 semester
  • Refer students to appropriate university resources
  • Refer students to CECI advisors for academic planning
  • Meet with mentees 1-2 times a month
  • Provide regular written documentation of interaction with mentees
  • Regularly attend CECI Advising Events
  • Connect with your supervisor at least 1 time a month throughout the Fall 2022 Semester

 



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