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Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are returning Honors students who receive leadership credit for facilitating classroom discussion and connecting incoming Honors students to various aspects of the university. To prepare them for these leadership roles, Mentors go through an extensive training on classroom management, academic advising, group formation, academic and campus resources, and leadership theory.

  • The Peer Mentor program helps address transition issues new students may experience upon entering college. Some of the issues addressed are navigating class schedules, academic advising, communicating with professors, time management and organization.
  • Peer Mentors encourage new Honors students to make the most of their experience as they begin their college career.
  • Mentors serve as group facilitators during the annual Honors College Retreat and then gain valuable experience facilitating instruction in a classroom setting during the fall semester.

Applications for the Peer Mentor position will be open in March for the following Fall semester.

Senior Peer Mentors:

jennaJenna Clingerman

Hometown: Dublin, CA
Major: Human Biology and Pre-Med Double Major
Campus involvement: Learning Assistant, Bronco Ambassador tour guide, Honors College, Bronco Catholic Student Association, Teaching Assistant, Hospice Volunteer at St. Luke’s
Ask me about: Coming to college from out of state, the Honors College, Medical School preparation, Research on campus, the Outdoors

Hi, my name is Jenna and I am in my senior year at Boise State! I was born and raised in the Bay Area, California, and have loved my experiences so far at BSU! I grew up in a family of 4, and I am an identical twin. Outside of school and activities, I love sports and the outdoors! I love hiking, biking, running, and playing or watching sports. I have a passion for working with people and I have loved being a part of the Honors College- in many ways it has been what has most shaped my college experience so far. I am so excited to get to know you all, so please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you have!

shannonShannon Kasuba

Hometown: Meridian, ID
Major: Health Science w/ minor in Biology
Campus involvement: Honors College
Ask me about: Pre-Physician Assistant, Pathologist Assistant, working while going to school, living off campus, honors courses

Hi! My name is Shannon and I am a senior at BSU. I come from a family with four children (me being the oldest). I have a burning passion for pathology and the micro side of biology. My dream job would be to become a Pathologist Assistant and work in a lab, testing biopsies for the rest of my life. I have loved being a part of the Honors College and I am so excited for this upcoming year!