Issue 504: 6 / 17 / 2013

SMARTS Holds 2013 Spring Finale

Mentors and mentees meet for ...

Mentors and mentees meet for a final time to celebrate the success of the SMARTS program.

SMARTS (Southwest Mentors Advancing Retention, Teamwork, and Success), a faculty-staff mentoring program continues to provide reciprocal satisfaction and benefits for participants. The SMARTS 2013 Spring Finale was held on the Union Avenue Campus recently during which time mentors and mentees express how the program impacted their individual lives and each other. The finale culminated with the presentation of certificates and mementos (to first time mentors).

The mission of SMARTS, according to Executive Director for the Office of Student Retention and Graduation Dr. Cynthia Calhoun, is to develop supportive relationships between faculty/staff and students and to provide campus advocates, resource information, guidance, and problem-solving methods to encourage students to advance toward completion of a certificate or degree, and ultimately, a career choice.

View the SMARTS Finale Photo Gallery.