A group of Washburn University students will assist new students participating in the First-Year Experience class this fall as First-Year Experience peer educators.
The First Year Experience Peer Educator program was created in 2011. Peer educators serve as advocates and mentors for the interests, needs and rights of first-year students and work collaboratively within an instructional team in a section of the class WU 101 – The Washburn Experience. This team includes two peer educators, a faculty instructor, an academic advisor and a librarian.
Qualifications for selection as a First Year Experience peer educator include being a full-time student who has completed a minimum of one year at Washburn with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, demonstrated involvement on campus or in the community and a willingness to assist first-year students with transitioning successfully into Washburn University. For more information about First Year Experience peer educators and the First Year Experience program at Washburn, visit Washburn.edu/fye.
Students serving as peer educators are (listed by hometown):
Carbondale: Elizabeth Burgett
Edna: Amanda Sorrell
Gardner: Emma Jordan
Great Bend: Randi McAfee
Hattiesburg, Miss.: Rachel Prior
Haysville: Shelbie Konkel
Kansas City: Katty Vasquez
Kensington: Beth Nech
Lawrence: Kelsey Schweer
Overbrook: Ciara Walter
Rossville: Christopher Bird
Salina: Jordan Loomis
Topeka: Adam Cloyd, Joe Ehalt, Mary Heinen, Danielle Jones, Sarah Powell, Nicole Stormann, Sierra Valdivia
Troy: Garrett Fenley
Wichita: Kelsey Rose
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John Dahlstrand, assistant dean, Center for Student Success, (785) 670-1972
Amanda Hughes, university relations, (785) 670-2153