Parker Engineering, Architecture and Technology Experts (PEATE), College of Engineering Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Mentee: Andee Beth Fitts
Years Matched: Two
Rebecca Powers, a senior chemical engineering student at Oklahoma State University, has served as a Parker Engineering, Architecture and Technology Expert (PEATE) mentor for the past three years and has been matched with mentee Andee Beth Fitts the last two years.
“Rebecca has a passion for helping incoming freshman acclimate to OSU,” said Jordan Blackburn, coordinator of Student Retention for the CEAT Student Center. “As a senior, she is very experienced in providing direction and encouragement to freshman mentees as they navigate their first year.”
Fitts and Powers enjoy working on homework together, and Powers has given Fitts helpful knowledge on how to navigate the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. They share a major, so Powers has been particularly helpful to Fitts in navigating that department. As a result of their relationship, Fitts has decided to follow in Powers’ footsteps and become a PEATE mentor herself.
“Rebecca has been a PEATE mentor since the program was created. She has been instrumental in developing the program and providing guidance for growth and sustainability,” shared Blackburn. “Her excitement for planning and delivering programming is infectious and helps to get those around her engaged!”
About the Program: The Parker Engineering, Architecture and Technology Experts are a group of students referred to simply as “PEATEs.” They are upperclassmen and women who live in Parker Residence Hall and serve as examples, mentors and experts in how to succeed as an OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology student. They help students locate and utilize available resources, transition to OSU and the challenging majors in CEAT, and get involved on campus and in college.