Mary Elizabeth Hoover

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Oklahoma Mentor Day

Mary Elizabeth Hoover

Chevron-Phillips Scholars Program
University of Oklahoma

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Hoover has been selected as the outstanding mentor for the University of Oklahoma’s Chevron-Phillips Scholar-Mentor Program, which selects outstanding upperclassmen to mentor sophomore-level chemical engineering students.

Mary Elizabeth has served as a program mentor for the last three semesters. Mentor activities include attending social events, offering enrollment advice, resume and internship advice, and success in college advice and tutoring for the sophomore chemical engineering classes.

Professor Lance Lobban, who worked with Mary Elizabeth in his Chemical Engineering sophomore course, said her service as a mentor has been recognized by mentees, faculty and peers as exceptionally involved.

“It was obvious during my meetings with the mentors that Mary is a natural leader who admired by the other mentors,” said Dr. Harwell, professor of Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing. “She set the standard for politeness and civility among the group as well as the standard for a friendly, encouraging attitude toward the sophomore-level students in the class.”

Madena McGinnis, undergraduate programs coordinator for OU Chemical Engineering, said that while she was preparing the nomination form,  she enjoyed reading the comments from the professors Hoover has assisted as a mentor.

“I’m not alone seeing this bright star among our mentor galaxy,” Madena added.