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Peer Mentors are upper-class students at TWU who have a genuine interest in mentoring incoming students and assisting in their transition and retention to TWU. Mentors are critical in the overall success of the program and are held to a high standard.

Benefits of being a peer mentor include programming experience, mentoring experience, working in a team/staff environment, as well as opportunities to develop communication and leadership skills.



2013-2014 Mentors

General Qualifications

  • Maintain a 2.75 minimum GPA from the time of application through the end of Spring 2015; 3.0 preferred.
  • Must be classified as a junior or senior by August 2014
  • Maintain a good academic and disciplinary standing with the University throughout the program.
  • First Generation College Students preferred 

Recruitment for Peer Mentors begins in the spring semester of the academic year.

2013-2014 SUCCESS Peer Mentors

  Jonathan Canapp (past SUCCESS mentee)
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Baltimore, MD 
  Karen Cortez-Perez
Classification: Junior
Major: Business Finance
Hometown: Dallas, TX
  Nakela Gatlin (past SUCCESS mentee and returning mentor)
Classification: Senior
Major: Business Marketing
Hometown: Rowlett, TX
  Laura Hilton
Classification: Junior
Major: English
Hometown: Mesquite, TX
  Jalisa Jackson
Classification: Junior
Major: Special Education
Hometown: Cedar Hill, TX
  Nneka Nweke (returning mentor)
Classification: Senior
Major: Psychology with Pre-Medicine Emphasis
Hometown: Houston, TX
Stephanie Perez (past SUCCESS mentee)
Classification: Junior
Major: Government/ Legal Studies
Hometown: Fort Worth

Leticia Vargas (returning mentor)
Classification: Junior
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Dallas, TX


For More Information, Contact:

Michelle Buggs
Assistant Director
Office of Intercultural Services
Jones Hall, Suite 200
(940) 898-3679

page last updated 4/16/2014 10:50 AM