Alumni Office Pilots New Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program Connects Community During Socially Distanced Times


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The Alumni Relations Office at Bridgewater College has been working eagerly to get the new mentoring program open for all students. The spring is when they are expecting to open it up to everyone.

Cassidy Wagoner, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va. – The Alumni Relations Office at Bridgewater College has started piloting a new mentor program to connect students with alumni. The program offers students to be matched with an alumni mentor who can help them with their specific needs. 

The Alumni Relations Office has partnered with the Division Head of Communications, Fine Arts and Literature Jeffrey Pierson and the communications department to get connected to students.

“We get connected with students and then I find out what they are interested in and what their goals are,” said Director of Alumni Programming Ellen Miller. “Then we connect them with alumni that are in that same career.”

Once the program is said to be successful, the alumni office will put out applications for students to participate. Currently, students are being nominated by professors to participate in the program.

“It is possibly a tool to help students, someone who may be lost,” said Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Colby Horne. “It is a very helpful way to connect with someone who may have been through the same thing before.” 

If students want to participate this semester, they can email Ellen Miller at [email protected] to join the program.