National Peer Mentoring Symposium Presentation

National Peer Mentoring Symposium Presentation

In October, First Year Programs, Learning Communities and the Academic Achievement Center, presented at the National Peer Mentoring symposium on the collaborative peer mentoring efforts of their units. The national symposium is held annually at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Leo Lachut, Director of Academic Support, along with undergrads Abbie Lester ’18, Jimmy Huynh ’18, and Sebastien Kerr ’19, highlighted the long standing peer mentoring initiatives at UConn across First Year Programs that contributes to our 94% first year retention rate. The undergraduates each represented the three areas and how their involvement as peer mentors contributes to their own professional development.