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For general questions or submission of forms and petitions, please contact us at email@example.com
Fax: (240) 895-2234
St. Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd.
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
Elizabeth Nutt Williams, Ph.D.
Dean of the Core Curriculum and First Year Experience
Phone: (240) 895-4467
Ruth Feingold, Ph.D
Associate Dean of Academic Services
Phone: (240) 895-4388
Dr. Feingold will be on sabbatical in Fall 2013: please direct all questions and correspondence to Dr. Williams, Ms. Wimberly, or the Core Curriculum mailbox.
Phone: (240) 895-2185
Peer Mentor Program
Advanced undergraduate students (with junior or senior standing) at St. Mary's College of Maryland can apply to be Peer Mentors for the First Year Seminars (either CORE101, in the fall, or CORE301, in the spring). The Peer mentors help lead discussion, facilitate "5th Hour" events for each section of the class, and provide an advanced student perspective within the Seminars. Peer mentors attend every session of the First Year Seminar section to which they are assigned, with the exception of when there is a peer mentor group meeting. Peer mentors will meet as a group several times during the semester with the Dean of the Core Curriculum and First Year Experience. Peer mentors receive academic credit for the experience, as they concurrently take CORE401, the Peer Mentoring Practicum.
The Dean of the Core Curriculum and First Year Experience will send out a call for applications by February each year. Students may apply by submitting a letter that details their interest, their class standing (students must be a junior or senior in the semester during which they plan to be a peer mentor), their overall GPA, and why they think they would be a good peer mentor. Students should also send a resume, the name of one faculty member who could serve as a reference, and the section or sections of the First Year Seminar for which they would want to be considered.
Contact Dr. Libby Nutt Williams (Dean of the Core Curriculum and First Year Experience) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
The Peer Mentors created several videos for new students. Please check out some of these creative (and helpful!) videos: