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Statler College launches alumni-student mentoring program

Statler College Visiting Committee meeting students

Statler College Visiting Committee attends event to speak to Statler College students.

When it comes to being a loyal alum, there is no greater joy than to guide, support and encourage a student through their academic journey, especially when that student is a fellow Mountaineer.

Story by Tara Heffernan, Multi-Media Specialist
Photos by J. Paige Nesbit, Marketing Director


The Office of the Associate Dean for Student, Faculty and Staff Engagement, the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is promoting a program that enables alumni to share their professional and personal experience and expertise with current students in the College.

The alumni-student mentoring program was created to promote and advance the success and integration of undergraduate and graduate students in the Statler Community. Through discussions around overcoming barriers and thriving in a complex and diverse environment, to guidance on work-family-life balance and perspectives on different career paths, the connections made in this informal program help students achieve a successful future and are expected to leave a lasting impact on the Statler College community.

“Alumni are a wealth of information, and they are the best ambassadors to demonstrate the daily success of our educational efforts,” said Cerasela Zoica Dinu, associate dean for student, faculty and staff engagement at the Statler College, professor of chemical and biomedical engineering and chairperson for the Statler College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. “I see mentorship as the experience that allows for knowledge transfer and implementation. Living with purpose and making an intentional decision to give your time to educate, uplift and support the ones you mentor is something I will always be thankful for to our Alumni base. Thank you past, present and future Mountaineers.”

Any students interested in participating in the program are welcome to join. Statler College alumni interested in becoming mentors are encouraged to reach out as well.

For more information, please visit Statler College’s engagement website.



Contact: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4135, Paige Nesbit

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