Stormer Connect Mentoring

Welcome!

The Stormer Connect Mentoring Program will begin Fall 2021 to stimulate student support and success. Stormer Connect Mentoring is an opportunity for students to choose a faculty member as their mentor. (All full-time faculty are required to serve as mentors to students, which is part of their required non-teaching responsibilities.) Part-time faculty may serve as mentors but are not required to do so. 
That’s right!  Students choose their mentors. In fact, a student can choose more than one mentor.

Here at MATC, a Stormer Connect Faculty Mentor is considered to be an expert in their field who can guide a student and provide the following: A support system, increased connectivity, workforce preparation, professional awareness and growth, advice and encouragement, enhanced knowledge of internships and apprenticeships, increased success at MATC, and course completion.

According to Veronica Fruiht and Thomas Chan’s article, “Naturally Occurring Mentorship in a National Sample of First-Generation College Goers,” college students in formal mentoring relationships with faculty and community members have higher grade point averages than their unmentored peers (e.g., Campbell & Campbell, 1997; Salinitri, 2005).

So, Stormer Connect Mentoring looks forward to assisting students who choose to acquire a mentor or mentors.

Contact

Vida Cross, M.A., M.F.A., M.F.A.W.
Stormer Connect Mentoring Chairperson
crossv1@matc.edu