Dowling Mentors Selected at Mount Union College
April 06, 2010
The Dowling Mentor Program at Mount Union College has selected 34 students to act as mentors to students from the Alliance area for the 2005-06 Academic Year.
The Dowling Mentor Program is in its 20th year at Mount Union College. This program is designed to enrich young students' lives by pairing them with college students as mentors for tutoring as well as cultural, recreational and community service activities. Together they visit the Natural History Museum in Cleveland and attend local plays and Mount Union sporting events as well as participate in community service projects in order to enrich every part of the mentee's lives.
According to Lorie Miller, director of the Dowling Mentor program, 'the Mount Union students who mentor benefit by developing leadership skills and learning the value of community service. The mentees are in turn able to build self-esteem and improve their academic skills as well as build bonds with influential people who can help them realize the importance of education.'
A kickoff dinner was held October 9 to recognize the new mentors selected for the program. Special guests in attendance included Jack and Madge Peters, the donors for the Dowling Mentor program and Mr. Harry Paidas, vice president for pubic affairs and marketing at Mount Union. Following the dinner, the students and mentors participated in a variety of activities in Mount Union's Timken Physical Education Building.
The 2005-06 Dowling Mentors include junior Ashley Ambrosia of New Springfield; senior Annalea Bromley of Cody, WY; senior Megan Brunstetter of Cortland; senior Seth Corder of Dover; junior Ashley Cowoski of Perry; junior Emily Crouch of East Liverpool; sophomore Michael Evans of Boardman; senior Chrystal Farmer of New Waterford; junior Michelle Fulena of New Castle, PA; junior Danielle Haenel of Union City, PA; freshman Mallory Herman of Uniontown; senior Nick Hostetler of Millersberg; junior David Hradek of Wooster; sophomore Marcus Jackson of Columbus; freshman Charlotte Johnson of Alliance; senior Anthony Jones of Youngstown; junior Larissa Kramer of Canton; senior Christopher Kromer of Warren; senior Chad Lively of Akron; junior Timothy Lydon of Pittsburgh, PA; junior Nick Massella of Chardon; senior Kodey Miller of Salem; senior John Moenk of Brecksville; sophomore Ali Myslinski of Wintersville; junior Candace Orth or Akron; senior Miranda Petersberger of Alliance; junior Jared Potts of Senecaville; senior Sam Ranallo of Solon; senior Terra Roane of Fairlawn; senior J. Chase Ross of New Philadelphia; senior Matt Schuck of Vermilion; junior Hannah Snyder of Cadiz; senior Jill Steiner of Canton; junior Connie Marie Whitehouse of Mentor; junior Jessica Wildey of Fort Wayne, IN; junior Taylor Woods of Sebring; and junior Matt Zelasko of Independence.