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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 spring! 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 can I be matched with a Mentor? 

Applications for Transfer Transitions are OPEN. 

Click the link below to be paired with a mentor for the Spring 2024 semester.  


Meet the Mentors

2023 - 2024

Aniya Breland

Aniya Breland

Hometown: Perkinston, MS
Transferred From: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Major: Social Work
USM Involvement: BSW Club

Arianna Chavis

Arianna Chavis

Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia
Transferred From: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 
Major: Psychology
USM Involvement: Chi Alpha and Wesley Foundation


Michela Guidali

Michela Guidali

Hometown: Milan, Italy
Transferred From: Northwest Vista Community College, SATX
Major: Communication Studies
USM Involvement: Student Ambassador and Mentor for International Student and Scholar Services

Ashton Husband

Ashton Husband

Hometown : Wiggins, MS

Transferred From : Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Major : Criminal Justice

USM Involvement : Men of Excellence, Eagle THON, Eagle Connection Ambassador, E.A.S.Y. Mentor, SGA Board Member, GEWW Leader

Genesis Mann

Genesis Man

Hometown: Brandon, MS
Transferred From: East Central Community College

Major: Health Science
USM Involvement : Queens Uplifted, AASO, TSA and Student Eagle Club



Agnese McAllister

Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Transferred From: James Madison University
Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management
USM Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi and Study Abroad - British Studies

Montanah Middleton

Montanah Middleton

Hometown: Mize, MS
Transferred From: Jones College
Major: English Licensure
USM Involvement: Honors College, Sexual Assault Prevention Ambassadors, Creative Writing Club, Tau Sigma

Kerri Page

Kerri Page

Hometown: Laurel, MS
Transferred From: Jones College
Major: Speech Pathology
USM Involvement: Campus Recreation - Rock Wall Advisor, Sigma Alpha Lambda, NSSLHA - Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Tau Sigma


Jaylen Patrick

Hometown: Canton, MS
Transferred From: Hinds Community College
Major: Psychology
USM Involvement: Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, USM Pride Pep Band

Raven Payne

Raven Payne

Hometown: Hazlehurst, MS
Transferred From: Copiah Lincoln Community College
Major: Digital Journalism
USM Involvement: Student Media Center, VP SMABJ and EASY Mentor

Kala Robinson

Kala Robinson

Hometown : Brandon, MS

Transferred From : Hinds Community College 

Major : Biological Science (Biomedical Emphasis)

USM Involvement : Association of Women in Science, Women in Science and Engineering, Transfer Student Association, 

Rebecca Scariano

Rebecca Scariano

Hometown : Chatawa, MS

Transferred From : Southwest Mississippi Community College

Major : Mathematics

USM Involvement : Honors College, McNair Program, TRIO Tutor, Learning Assistant, Tau Sigma and TSA

Donna Swanson

Donna Swanson

Hometown : Hattiesburg, MS

Transferred From : Pearl River Community College

Major : Marketing

USM Involvement : TSA - Media Relations Chair, American Marketing Association, SAA, Student Eagle Club


Victoria Tolito

Hometown : Bay Saint Louis, MS

Transferred From : Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Major : Forensic Science

USM Involvement : TSA - Secretary

Dymonde Washington

Dymonde Washington 

Hometown : Brookhaven, MS

Transferred From : Copiah Lincoln Community College

Major : Social Work

USM Involvement : ASSO, SSA and Queens Uplifted


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 now closed and will reopen mid semester Spring 2024.

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