College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Peer Mentor Program, Oklahoma State University
Mentee: Megan Lyman
Sarah Casey is an Oklahoma State University senior majoring in chemical engineering. She and her mentee, Megan, have been meeting since Megan started at OSU this August.
“Sarah has an intrinsic passion for mentoring others and has been a part of our mentoring program for the past several years,” said Jordan Blackburn, coordinator of Student Retention Services. “She has been a tremendous resource for Megan this year. They check in regularly so Sarah can answer questions and provide support.”
With COVID-19 safety precautions in place, Casey and Megan have been meeting over Zoom and texting regularly to stay in touch. Casey works to help her mentee feel comfortable in a new environment as she adjusts to college life.
“Sarah serves not just as a mentor, but as a leader for other mentors in our program,” said Blackburn. “She helped provide guidance to new mentors as they prepared to embark on their first mentor matches with the program. Sarah does a great job explaining what the mentor-mentee relationship is all about and how rewarding it can be to those that make the most of it.”
About the Program: The CEAT Peer Mentor Program involves upper-level CEAT men and women mentoring incoming freshmen CEAT students as they get acclimated to the college environment.