Stephen Marshall

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Oklahoma Mentor Day



Stephen Marshall (second from left), a volunteer for Lowe Family Young Scholars Program of Bartlesville, receives an Outstanding Mentor Award from Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence President Craig Story (right) and foundation trustee and mentoring advocate Molly Boren. Joining in the presentation is Mentor Day keynote speaker and author Alton Carter (left) and mentee Jacob Rouse. Oklahoma Mentor Day, sponsored by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and its David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative, honors outstanding Oklahoma youth mentors and promotes the value of mentoring. (Photo by Travis Caperton)

Stephen Marshall

Lowe Family Young Scholars Program

Stephen Marshall, a senior engineer for Philips 66, has been named the outstanding mentor for the Lowe Family Young Scholars Program in Bartlesville.

The program encourages academically promising –yet economically disadvantaged students in the Bartlesville Public School system to earn a college degree. Program mentors meet weekly with mentees to assist with goal setting, educational success and career planning. The mentor meets quarterly with the mentee’s parent/s. The Lowe Family Young Scholars Program also provides college scholarships to mentees who successfully complete the program.

“Stephen and Jacob have been matched for almost four years now and are a very strong match,” said Karen Lowe-Alton, executive director of Lowe Family Young Scholars Program.

Lowe-Alton said that Stephen is very supportive of Jacob and meets regularly with him regardless of his busy schedule. Stephen and Jacob have fun together, but they also focus on academics. Stephen has even completed career assessments with Jacob to find out what type of career he is interested in pursuing in the future.

Together, Stephen and Jacob have explored wind surfing, Frisbee golf, hiking, bowling and attending baseball games. Stephen has also helped Jacob with his Science Fair project almost every year. They have even built and launched a rocket!

“They work together to find out fun things that Jacob can do to explore the world,” Lowe-Alton said.