Faulkner University

iStart Mentors

John Amerson

Years you have been a mentor: First Year
Hometown: Montgomery, Al
Year: 2016
Major: Pre-med/biology
Involvement: Faulkner Baseball
What does it mean to be a mentor: To instill and help future students learn the faulkner way and what it means to be a student at Faulkner
Your experience as a mentor: Haven't mentored at this level but many hours of tutoring fellow classmates

Makenzie Anthony

Years you have been a mentor: This will be my first year as a mentor.
Hometown: Wetumpka, AL
Year: Sophomore
Major: Undecided
Involvement: Faulkner softball and Delta Xi Omega
What does it mean to be a mentor: It means to be someone with open ears, someone who can help others through their experiences, and someone for others to look up to.

Cameron Ball

Years you have been a mentor: First Year
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Year: Sophomore
Major: English
Involvement: cornerstone member
What does it mean to be a mentor: I can give direction to incoming freshman
Your experience as a mentor: This is my first year but im looking forward to working with the freshman

Hannah Best

Years you have been a mentor: First Year
Hometown: Wetumpka, Al
Year: sophomore
Major: Nursing
What does it mean to be a mentor: It means being a servant, reaching out and helping others.

Kelsey Blazer

Years you have been a mentor: First Year
Hometown: Wetumpka, Alabama
Year: sophomore
Major: pre-nursing
Involvement: Delta Xi Omega, Diamond doll, university and dalraida college ministry.
What does it mean to be a mentor: I feel that it is being the older person for someone to look up to. its our job to help these new freshman to get used to college and for us to watch out for them. like big brother, big sister. My freshman mentor was amazing and I loved know that i could go to her for anything. i want to be that to a group of kids. i want to help them with transitioning into college, helping them figure out everything and i want to be there for them if they need anything or anyone.
Your experience as a mentor: I have counseled at camps for the last 4 summers, about 3 weeks each summer and I feel that is a lot like mentoring.

Jenna Bogle

Years you have been a mentor: Second Year
Hometown: Mobile, AL
Year: Junior
Major: Computer Science
Involvement: I work with FORCE in admissions and i'll be recruiting as a camp counselor
What does it mean to be a mentor: It is fun and helps get to know your fellow classmates and help the new freshman to have a good freshman year.
Your experience as a mentor: I have loved being a mentor! It has been so much fun

Holli Brooks

Years you have been a mentor: First Year
Hometown: Chickamauga, Georgia
Year: Junior
Major: Biology
Involvement: I work on the FORCE. I am also a member of the Lady Eagles basketball program. Member of Delta Xi Omega.
What does it mean to be a mentor: I'm very excited for this opportunity to mentor the upcoming freshmen. I want to be their leader and guide, and I'm excited to share this new chapter of their life with them.
Your experience as a mentor: This will be my first year as a mentor.

Andrew Coker

Years you have been a mentor: First Year
Hometown: Calhoun, GA
Year: Junior
Major: Criminal Justice
What does it mean to be a mentor: Being a mentor is about helping others get adjusted to the college life. I wanna be able to help someone start their college experience. As a mentor I hope to keep in contact with them throughout college to see how they are doing.

Luke Chowning

Years you have been a mentor: 1
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology/Vocational Christian Ministry
Involvement: Kappa Sigma Phi, Vanguard
What does it mean to be a mentor: It means I have the opportunity to share what I know about a place I love. me.

Nicholas Deveaux

Hometown: Union Springs , AL
Year: Sophomore
Major: Pre-Physical Therapy
Involvement: Faulkner Blue Crew
What does it mean to be a mentor: To me being a mentor is all about helping others, helping the new students adopt to a new environment.  I am looking forward to meeting the freshmen and having a awesome year at Faulkner!

Jennifer Fancher

Years you have been a mentor: 2
Hometown: Auburn, Ga
Year: Senior
Major: Physical Education
Involvement: SGA (current president), Delta Xi Omega, UCM (University College Group), and Running Club.
What does it mean to be a mentor: I have loved being a mentor these past two years. Being able to meet the new students and create new friendships is such a treat. I have made some great friends through the iStart experience and I'm so excited to see what friends I can make this year.
Your experience as a mentor: With the iStart mentoring program I have mentored a freshmen group and transfer students. The process was so different with each group, yet so rewarding. I feel like a big sister to all of the students in the group and that is a responsibility I love to have.

Brooke Fuller

Years you have been a mentor: I went through freshman experience last year so this will be my first year to be a mentor
Hometown: haleyville al
Year: sophomore
Major: bio with pre optometry
What does it mean to be a mentor: being a mentor to me means I can show the freshman what I wish I would have known and give them the information I'm glad someone told me coming into college!

Kristen Goode

Years you have been a mentor: 1
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Year: Sophomore
Major: Secondary Education/PreMed
Involvement: SGA, National Society of Leadership and Success, Chi Omicron Chi, WINGS, Toastmasters International
What does it mean to be a mentor: Always be available to answer any question.

Jacob Itson

Years you have been a mentor: This will be my third year as a mentor.
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Year: Senior
Major: Business Management
Involvement: President of Faulkner's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, SGA Senator, Sports Editor for The Spire, Treasurer for the Running Club What does it mean to be a Mentor
Your experience as a mentor: I was blessed to have already been a mentor for two awesome groups of Freshmen over the past two years. It is great to be involved in the students' lives during their important transition from high school to college. Freshman Experience is a great program that helps students grow spiritually and mentally, and encourages social development as well. It is always fun to join in the group activities, whether that is rock-wall climbing, bowling, or zip-lining, and it is very rewarding to be a part of the devotionals and service projects with the students.

Lauren James

Years you have been a mentor: I have been a mentor for one year
Hometown: Saraland, AL
Year: 2013 ;)  (Junior)
Major: Legal Studies
Involvement: Faulkner University Chorus, Chi Omicron Chi, college group at Capitol Heights
What does it mean to be a mentor: I believe that a mentor is more than just a friend or a teacher. A mentor is a balanced combination of the two. A mentor is one who shows others what they need to do, and then lives out that example in his/her own life. A mentor is willing to extend additional help when one needs it. Being a mentor is an important job because mentors have a major impact on the lives of their proteges.
Your experience as a mentor: My first few days as a mentor was challenging. I was thrown into a completely new element. However, I had a great mentor assisting me as well as an excellent faculty sponsor. I was blessed to have a good group of freshmen. It was rewarding to watch them form friendships with one another, as well as their mentors and sponsor. Overall, it was a great experience, and one that I look forward to repeating.

Laine Kelly

Years you have been a mentor: 1st year
Hometown: Wetumpka, Alabama
Year: Senior
Major: Business Administration, Pre- Physical Therapy concentration
Involvement: Vice President of Delta Xi Omega social club, Vice President of The Blue Crew (Faulkner's Official Athletic Spirit Club), W.I.N.G.S. Speaking Team, Student Athletic Trainer, Montgomery Student Leaders' Forum representing Faulkner University, Study Abroad Program,Faulkner's Running Club
What does it mean to be a mentor: I am thrilled to have the opportunity of being a Mentor my senior year of college. The knowledge and time management skills that I have attained while in college are valuable keys that I will share with the incoming freshmen. As a former Lady Eagle with our women's basketball team I had to learn valuable time management skills so that I could excel in the classroom, as well as in leadership organizations across campus, and on the basketball court. I love helping students find their place on campus whether it is with a sports team, our theatre or musical programs, social clubs, or the many other clubs and organizations that Faulkner University has to offer. I firmly believe that when a student finds an organization to become involved with they love their college experience and being part of the Faulkner family.

Maleah Kenton

Years you have been a mentor: 1st year
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Year: Sophomore
Major: Counseling
Involvement: WINGS Club and Chi volunteer involvement
What does it mean to be a mentor: Help the freshmen with the transition from home/high school to college.
Your experience as a mentor: I think I'll be fun and easy to get along with.

Sydney Maddox

Years you have been a mentor: First year
Hometown: Pleasant Grove, Alabama
Year: Junior
Major: Counseling
Involvement: WINGS, FORCE, women of the word editor, study abroad group fall of 2012; active member of Delta Xi Omega and University Church of Christ college group.
What does it mean to be a mentor: I want to help give the incoming freshmen the best opportunity to succeed at Faulkner and love it as much as I do.

Alyson McCollough

Years you have been a mentor: First year mentor
Hometown: Eclectic, AL
Year: Sophomore
Major: Elementary Education
What does it mean to be a mentor: Being a mentor is a great opportunity to connect with the incoming freshmen and introduce them to the exciting changes of the next phase of their lives. I can't wait to help start off the 2013 fall semester by guiding them and sharing with them my love for Faulkner.

Bre McGill

Years you have been a mentor: One
Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina
Year: Junior
Major: Physical Education
Involvement: I have been an active member of Chi Omicron Chi and am currently the vice president
What does it mean to be a mentor: Being a mentor means I can provide help to incoming students. I hope I can make their incoming experience to college easier than mine was.
Your experience as a mentor: I have had a good experience so far. I had to work with Jason Jewell and Jennifer Fancher this past year and both were easy to work with. They made working as a mentor easy and enjoyable.

Cameron Morris

Years you have been a mentor: 0
Hometown: Madison, Al
Year: Psychology
Major: will be a Junior this fall.
Involvement: Kappa Sigma Phi,Cornerstone
What does it mean to be a mentor: It means that I will be there for my freshmen group and be available if they need help at all, but mainly just be their friend.
Your experience as a mentor: none so far.

Devin Morris

Years you have been a mentor: this will be my second
Hometown: Madison, Al
Year: senior
Major: biblical text
Involvement: bible club, kappa sigma phi, vanguard
What does it mean to be a mentor: the same Paul was a mentor to Timothy and Titus. To show them how to live as a christian and be a support for them.
Your experience as a mentor: it's been great. Enjoyed every second of it.

Nick Palmer

Years you have been a mentor: 1
Hometown: Muscle Shoals Alabama
Year: Sophomore
Major: Computer Science
Involvement: Marching band, Concert band, Jazz Band, Sigma Psi Chi treasurer, Computer club
What does it mean to be a mentor: A mentor a friend and guide to the incoming freshmen and transfers who how not yet acclimated to Faulkner University and University life. A mentor is a helping hand, a patient helper to mold a young impressionable mind to a mindset of Christian learning.
Your experience as a mentor: This will be my first year as a mentor, but I am looking forward to the Fall.

Brittany Payne

Years you have been a mentor: Three
Hometown: Menlo, Georgia
Year: Senior
Major: History
Involvement: XOX, FNEAS, Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Alpha Theta
What does it mean to be a mentor: I love being a mentor. It helps me personally to get to know the new freshmen. Most importantly, being a mentor is very satisfying knowing that I am helping these freshmen become acclimated to college.
Your experience as a mentor: My experience as a mentor has taught me how to work in a leadership role. It has taught me how to interact with my fellow classmates and help them enjoy the college life.

Andrea Presley

Years you have been a mentor: Two
Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Year: Senior
Major: CSIS
Involvement: Student Government Association, Phi Lambda, computer club, WINGS
What does it mean to be a mentor: The chance to help students get acquainted with campus and help them focus academically and spiritually.

Hanaria Qualls

Years you have been a mentor: One
Hometown: Excel, Alabama
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology/Pre Physical Therapy
What does it mean to be a mentor: To me, being a mentor means being able to represent Faulkner by making new students feel welcomed and helping them adapt to their new environment.

Chase Sharp

Years you have been a mentor: 0
Hometown: Gurley Al.
Year: Junior
Major: Ministry
Involvement: undergraduate student, social clubs
What does it mean to be a mentor: to be the face of Faulkner and its students to incoming freshmen.

Ashley Sherlock

Years you have been a mentor: 0
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Year: 2016
Major: Counseling and Vocational Ministry
Involvement: sga freshman senator, phi lambda, running club
What does it mean to be a mentor: Being a mentor is being one of someone's first friends at Faulkner. It means showing new students the ropes and getting them through those intimidating first few days at a new place.

Torrance Smith

Years you have been a mentor: One
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Year: Senior
Major: Psychology
Involvement: Former officer and current member of Sigma Psi Chi, member of the Faulkner University Chorus
What does it mean to be a mentor: It means to help guide the new students, helping them to take advantage of opportunities they may not be aware of and steer them away from mistakes they may make. It gives them someone they can count on, ask questions of, and speak to if they need to.
Your experience as a mentor:

Shelby Vega

Years you have been a mentor: This will be my first year
Hometown: Millbrook, AL
Year: Junior
Major: Sports management
Involvement: Delta Xi Omega, Dalraida College Ministry, WINGS, FORCE, study abroad in Athens, Greece in Spring of 2012.
What does it mean to be a mentor: I want to help the incoming freshman feel comfortable, have fun, and have an amazing experience at Faulkner just like me!

Robert Vines

Years you have been a mentor: One
Hometown: Fultondale, Alabama
Year: Junior
Major: Computer Science
Involvement: Sigma Psi Chi, Computer Club

Victoria West

Years you have been a mentor: One
Hometown: Loganville, Georgia
Year: Sophmore
Major: Biology
Involvement: Member of Phi Lambda; Work-Study for Marinda Trull in the science labs as a lab technician
What does it mean to be a mentor: Help younger students adjust to college lifestyle, listen and help the students when in need of help whether it be with school or spiritual needs.
Your experience as a mentor: I have not been a mentor yet, but i am excited to work with the incoming freshmen and become more involved with the student body.

Katie Wilson

Years you have been a mentor: This will be my 3rd year
Hometown: Calhoun, GA
Year: Senior
Major: Elementary Education
Involvement: Chorus, Saea, Chi Omicron Chi, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Chi, Women Of The Word, Inner City Bus Ministry, Lads To Leaders Mentor
What does it mean to be a mentor: it means helping incoming freshmen prepare for the college experience and helping them make the transition from high school to college. It also means introducing them to Faulkner and helping make the best start possible.
Your experience as a mentor: i have always enjoyed being a mentor and getting to know some students beginning life at Faulkner. I am available to them to answer any questions and give advice from my own college experiences.

Andrew Woodham

Years you have been a mentor: One
Hometown: Prattville, Alabama
Year: Junior
Major: Accounting
Involvement: College ministry at church, social club for one year
What does it mean to be a mentor: To me, being a mentor means that older students want to use their abilities and experiences to help the incoming freshmen get a welcoming and comforting introduction to this new phase in their life the best way possible.
Your experience as a mentor: I was a mentor and it helped me to meet the new freshmen and also become close friends with my fellow mentors. The experience was memorable and I formed friendships to last a lifetime.

Andre Wright

Years you have been a mentor: First
Hometown: Villa Rica GA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Legal Studies
What does it mean to be a mentor: To be able to help Freshmen settle into being away from home, and get used to being a college student away from family.
Your experience as a mentor: Summer Camp counselor, mentor at home congregation

Jasmine York

Years you have been a mentor: One
Hometown: Selma, Alabama
Year: Senior
Major: English/Creative Writing
Involvement: Yearbook, The Spire
What does it mean to be a mentor: Mentoring is an easy way to get to know your peers. It also provides an environment where freshmen can learn more about the professors, classes and overall college experience from people who know it first hand. We are like big brothers and sisters to them.
Your experience as a mentor: The week the freshmen arrived on campus was crazy, hectic and extremely fun. I would do it again and again if I had the opportunity.
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