Peer Mentor Program

The Student Retention Initiatives (SRI) Peer Mentoring program offers first-generation and transfer undergraduate students the opportunity to work closely with Peer Mentors who share similar backgrounds and goals. SRI Peer Mentors help Mentees navigate campus, connect to campus resources, address concerns and questions, and have fun on a weekly basis during the fall and spring semesters.

To learn more about participation in the SRI Peer Mentor Program, please select a link below!

 

Become a Mentor 

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Meet the Spring 2022 Peer Mentors

Abby Frye

As a first-generation college student, it has been both a struggle and a fantastic experience. I moved to AR from Illinois in 2020 and started college amid the pandemic, which made things a bit more challenging, especially when it came to finding helpful resources. Nevertheless, I’m excited to be a part of this program and provide my mentees with the support and resources they need to succeed at UALR

 

Remy Miller

As a first generation college student, it took a lot of time to feel comfortable on campus. I didn’t know what kind of real college experience to expect. As a mentor I will be able to help my mentees find places on campus that suit their interests and help them feel like they belong!

 

Lance Johnson

Being both a transfer and first generation college student, my experience has been different and challenging at times. It has also been extremely exciting! Coming from Pulaski Tech, where you go to school for yourself, UALR feels like I am a part of a community that always has my best interest in mind. I have been given many opportunities and have been surrounded by educators who want me to succeed. This has reassured me of my passion for music as well as in my choice of being at UALR.

Max Reyes

Being both a transfer and first generation college student, my experience has been different and challenging at times. It has also been extremely exciting! Coming from Pulaski Tech, where you go to school for yourself, UALR feels like I am a part of a community that always has my best interest in mind. I have been given many opportunities and have been surrounded by educators who want me to succeed. This has reassured me of my passion for music as well as in my choice of being at UALR.

Briana Graham

As a first-generation student college started out very complicated,but after meeting many people and getting connected on campus I realized that college isn’t that bad as a first gen and either are many people on our campus that wants you to succeed!

Heidi-Perry

As a first generation student, I found adjusting to college life difficult at first. I am grateful for the opportunity as a mentor to help my mentees navigate the ups and downs of college as well as to help them prosper here at UALR.

Faith Dollman

Faith Dollman

I transferred to UALR from a small private university in Illinois during the pandemic, so it was challenging at first. However, it did not take long to acclimate to such a welcoming school and community. I look forward to having the opportunity to ensure my mentee(s) have a successful transition to UALR.

 

Kenya Daniels

My experience as a first generation college student started off pretty rocky for me because I did not have anyone to guide me into the process or help me adjust to the lifestyle of a college student. I am excited to be a mentor to help other students like me to adjust to college.

Maria Roman

Being a first-generation college student has been a burden and a blessing. Being a first-generation student has taught me to never be ashamed of not knowing. I learned to never be embarrassed of asking questions. Being a first generation student has taught me perseverance and has kept me motivated to succeed. I am extremely excited to be a part of this great program and can’t wait to meet and help my mentees flourish.

Reanna Hamm

I transferred to UALR from Illinois Central College in East Peoria Illinois the second semester of my freshman year. Moving to a new state and a larger university was terrifying but ended up being the best, eye opening experience in my life thus far. Although it comes with struggles, I am excited to be able to give my mentees advice on how to successfully navigate their new home and college experience at UALR. It is an adjustment that no one should have to face alone and I cannot wait to help in any way possible!

Alex Hughes

My experience as a transfer student at UA- Little Rock has been an amazing one, from a friendly student body to the staff who work tirelessly to help their students, UA-Little Rock is truly my home and I could not recommend this university to anyone enough.

Adriane Page

My experience as a first-generation college student was a positive experience. I will definitely assist my mentees so that they can have a successful college life and that will encourage them to stay in school and attain their college degree.

Yvonne Rodriguez 

As a first generation student, whose parents did not speak the english language very well and did not attend a university, it was difficult to find resources that would help me succeed. I am glad as a mentor to help the next generation and give them the academic and social support they need to succeed.

Tiffany Gray

I transferred from Pulaski Tech as a first generation student, coming from a family where no one went to college. I understand what it is like to not know my way around campus or things like where to begin with financial aid and the fear of asking for help due to being embarrassed. I feel like I can help my mentee understand how easy things really can be and how to be a college student and to enjoy themselves.