2009 Projects

Discovery Mentoring: Creating Student Connections

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Discovery Mentoring: Creating Student Connections proposes to develop a student-to-student mentoring program which would match undeclared, incoming first year students to mentors. This program facilitates the objectives of University College by building upon their efforts to create a “small community,” feel in a large university. This project is intended to address Theme II of VCU’s 2020 Strategic Plan: “Achieve national recognition as a learning-centered research university that embraces a world-class student experience.” Such a mentoring program would enhance the student experience of our incoming first-year students and help out declared students to connect more strongly with VCU through personal relationships with students and alumni.


Amy Armstrong, Rehabilitation Counseling
Melanie Boynton, School of Business
Sylvestine Branch, Records and Registration
Bettina Peacemaker, VCU Libraries
Rebecca Pousson, School of Dentistry


Stephen Gottfredson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs