Academic All-State Alumni Mentoring Program, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford
Mentee: Bobbi Cornelson, first-grader
“Quynh, a pharmacy student who also works at Walgreens, began her mentoring experience several years ago at Burcham as an Early Bird Reader. Imagine a college student arriving at 7:30 a.m. to read!
"This year, after pleading for a real mentoring experience, one in which she comes once a week to mentor a child, Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Jennifer Dickey, an Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence trustee, championed Quynh's goal with Burcham principal Marla Pankratz.
"Quynh comes to Burcham once a week on Tuesday afternoon to lift up and provide support for a first-grade student. She assists with academic, social and emotional support. Quynh, always prompt, is dedicated to her mentoring commitment with a passion easy to recognize in the halls of Burcham. It is refreshing to see the excitement on Bobbi's face that someone has invested time and care in visiting her each week.”
Burcham Elementary School, Weatherford Public Schools
|Bobbi Cornelson, mentee; Quynh Phi, Academic All-State Alumni Mentor of the Year, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Jennifer Cornelson, Bobbi’s mother; and Bobby Cornelson, Bobbi’s father|