Mentors

HC Leaders

Mentors oversee a group of no more than 10 students to facilitate and develop a community environment that will contribute to the growth and well-being of their mentees through community development, role modeling, and programming. Membership is selective and is limited to Honors College students who have completed at least one semester at USM, have a minimum GPA of 3.25, and will not graduate for at least one semester. Selection is based on an application and interview process and takes place in the spring of each year.

Questions about the HC First-Year Mentoring Program? Contact Kaycee McMullan.

 

2016-2017 Honors Mentors

 

Nathan Barron

 

Senior

Political Science

Nathan Barron

 

Fun Facts:


  • Saw N. Korean Embassy (study abroad-Cuba) 
  • Research transport equity indices (South U.S.)

 

Samer Beauti

 

Sophomore

Microbiology

Samer Beauti

 

Fun Facts:


  • Speak 2 languages (Arabic/English)
  • Make the most amazing bird sounds!

 

Noelle Billings

 

Junior

Dance, Performance and Choreography

Noelle Billings

 

Fun Facts:


  • Support "Free the Whales" (tattoo to prove it!)
  • 2-year member of Dixie Darling; SMTTT!

 

Maggie Dickerson

 

Junior

Biological Sciences

Maggie Dickerson

 

Fun Facts:


  • Runner (5/8/10k) training for half marathon
  • Traveling missionary (U.S., Thailand & more)

 

Josie Lami

 

Junior

Nursing

Josie Lami

 

Fun Facts:


  • Member of the Catholic Student Association
  • Pianist, photographer and Netflix enthusiast

 

Janine Nowak

 

Senior

Polymer Science & Engineering

Janine Nowak

 

Fun Facts:


  • Book blogger and guitarist
  • Like to paint and draw

 

Antonia Peterson

 

Sophomore

Forensic Science

Antonia Peterson

 

Fun Facts:


  • Recently traveled to 5 European countries
  • Softball player for 12 years

 

McKenna Stone

 

Sophomore

Dance Education

McKenna Stone

 

Fun Facts:


  • Violinist since age 7; play in country band
  • Traveled the U.S. as an Air Force brat

 

Lakelyn Taylor

 

Senior

Communication Studies
Foreign Languages (Spanish)

Lakelyn Taylor

 

Fun Facts:


  • Speak 3 languages (Chinese/English/Spanish)
  • Love adventures (i.e. raw cave exploring)

 

Ryan Thompson

 

Junior

Child & Family Studies

Ryan Thompson

 

Fun Facts:


  • Identical twin (oldest by 13 minutes)
  • Love to play table tennis

 

Jennifer Wade

 

Sophomore

Pre-nursing

Jennifer Wade

 

Fun Facts:


  • Play the flute and piccolo
  • Enjoy dirt bikes, four-wheelers and my Eno

 

Katelyn Watkins

 

Junior

Elementary Education

Katelyn Watkins

 

Fun Facts:


  • Traveled 10 countries (study abroad-France)
  • Love to read and cook with my grandmother

 

Loren Wilkerson

 

Sophomore

Business Administration

Loren Wilkerson

 

Fun Facts:


  • Love to paint and be outdoors
  • Proud to be a triplet and USM Volunteer