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July 2012 News Releases

Washburn students serve as First-Year Experience peer educators

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