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Selma University holds Mentoring Mixer

Selma University recently held its fourth annual Initiation to Graduation Mentoring Mixer.

Twenty-one Selma University students and 10 mentors met on Feb. 4 and discussed the Initiation to Graduation program. The students were matched up with a mentor during the process.

Selma University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Stanford E. Angion said the program’s goal is to help the students prepare for life after college.

“The purpose of the mentoring program is to form a positive relationship that provides freshman students with a role model who will help them to stay focused on their academic pursuits and career goals,” Angion said.

The Spring 2019 mentors are: Angion, Mieka Callines, Rev. Bailey Dawson, Rev. Arnold Garrett, Marion Harris, Rev. Frankie Hutchins, Dorothy Irvin, Yolanda Randolph, Mrs. Jeannie Ward, Bishop Effell Williams and Rev. Lawrence Wofford.

“The objective of the program is to provide inspiring mentors a viable path to graduation, academic resources, and on campus connections for every student in order to increase academic achievement and graduation rates,”Angion said.

Ward gave a motivational speech to the students.

The students and their mentors will meet on Feb. 25.Angion said the two sides will meet weekly until the end of the semester.