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Transfer Transitions Mentor Program

What is the Transfer Transitions Mentor Program?

The Transfer Transitions mentor program matches new transfer students with a Transfer Transition Leader, a student leader in The Center for Student Success who is a transfer student. Three to four times a semester, Transfer Transitions Leaders meet with their mentees one-on-one, or with their small group (all new transfer students). At the end of every semester, the Transfer Transition Leaders will host one large event for the entire cohort of mentees. 

I’ll be a new transfer student on campus this fall! Should I apply to have a peer mentor?

Yes! A peer mentor is a great resource to help ease the transition into the Southern Miss community. In the one-on-one meetings with your mentor, you will set goals for the semester, learn about campus resources, and get to ask your peer mentor questions about their experience as a transfer student. Students with a peer mentor may also get together in small groups throughout the semester. The small group structure allows new transfer students to connect and build relationships with other new transfer students. 

How do I apply? 

Incoming fall semester transfer students can apply to have a peer mentor (Transfer Transitions Leader) by completing the application below. The application will be available until Friday, August 20 at 5 p.m. All students hoping to participate should plan to attend the fall semester kickoff on Monday, August 23 at 5 p.m.

Transfer Transitions Mentee Application


Meet the Mentors

Tre Burdette

Tre Burdette

Hometown: Senatobia
Transferred From: Northwest MS CC
Major: Kinesiology
USM Involvement: GEWW Leader, Elevate, Trio, Family Friends, Transfer Student Association

Samuel Carraway

Samuel Carraway

Hometown: Wesson, MS
Transferred From: Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Major: Criminal Justice
USM Involvement: Criminal Justice Student Association

Taylor Carter

Taylor Carter

Hometown: 
Transferred From: 
Major: 
USM Involvement: 

Zaida Gonzalez

Zaida Gonzalez

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Transferred From: University of the Cumberlands
Major: Exercise Science

Tandra Griffith

Tandra Griffith

Hometown: Hattiesburg, MS
Transferred From: The University of Tampa
Major: Social Work
USM Involvement: Bachelors of Social Work Club, SGA Senator

Deondra Hollis

Deondra Hollis

Hometown: Raleigh, MS
Transferred From: Jones College
Major: Psychology
USM Involvement: NAACP, WEA, Psychology Club

Hannah Laurent

Hannah Laurent

Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin
Transferred From: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Major: Nursing
USM Involvement: Transfer Student Association, Eagle F1rst

Jayla Neal

Jayla Neal

Hometown: Byram, MS
Transferred From: Hinds Community College
Major: Kinesiotherapy
USM Involvement: Student Alumni Association, Student Eagle Club

Garima Puri

Garima Puri

Hometown: Morang, Nepal
Transferred From: College of San Mateo
Major: Psychology
USM Involvement: Research lab student assistant

Dianna Romero-Barrera

Dianna Romero-Barrera

Hometown: Watsonville, CA
Transferred From: Cabrillo College
Major: Forensics
USM Involvement: Delta Delta Epsilon

Daebreon Shanks

Daebreon Shanks

Hometown: Corinth, MS
Transferred From: Northeast MS Community College
Major: Psychology
USM Involvement: SMAC and Student Alumni Association

Jenna Sumrall

Jenna Sumrall

Hometown: Laurel, MS
Transferred From: Jones College
Major: Speech Pathology
USM Involvement: Kappa Delta Sorority, National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association

 

I'd like to be a Transfer Transitions peer mentor! Where do I sign up?

Transfer Transitions Leaders (TTLs) are volunteer transfer student leaders in The Center for Student Success who serve as mentors and guides for new transfer students at Southern Miss. TTLs are selected through an application and interview process, attend multiple trainings, and serve as a Transfer Transition Leader for the following academic year.

Applications for TTLs are closed at this time and will reopen in Spring 2022. 

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