IUPUI to Honor 35 Student Mentors

Indianapolis, Indiana (March 2007)— University College is pleased to announce that 35 University College mentors will be honored as among IUPUI’s Top 100 Students during an awards ceremony at the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel on March 30, 2007.

“Our mentors who were named to the top 100 are definitely up there with the top students we have at IUPUI,” says Mark Minglin, director of the Learning Center. “They know what it takes to be successful, and it really shows in the commitment they have for their jobs and student organizations. That’s why they’re top one hundred.”

Mentors dedicate 6 to 15 hours a week toward mentoring and are paid through a scholarship. “To actually go into a classroom setting, though, and help their students be successful is one of the biggest benefits they get,” says Minglin.

Angela Demien, a resource mentor for the Bepko Learning Center, is one student who has earned her place in the Top 100 list. “There are 29,000 students on this campus, and I have been blessed to be seen as one of the top one hundred,” she says. “That means I have been nominated to be within the top .3 percent of my school. It feels really great to be recognized.”

Another student, Introductory Biology mentor Hermioni Lokko states, “Being a Top 100 Student presents another opportunity for me to be a role model for other students. I hope it will encourage other students to strive for academic excellence and to reach out to the community with their talents and skills.”

For more information, contact Harriett Bennett at 317-274-5036 or email hbennett@iupui.edu.