Mary Mortara

Finding Her Place

Mary Mortara's first college year did not go as planned. She said, "I didn't make many friends, and my grades weren't great." Things changed for Mortara when her mentor from the Summer Bridge Program encouraged her to get involved on campus. She applied to the OTEAM and was accepted. She also received the University College Scott E. Evenbeck Scholarship. Mortara has been a mentor for the Summer Bridge Program for three years. She says she is headed “in a direction I really enjoy. . . . I have many . . . in [University College] to thank for where I am today.”