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Building upon the natural connections
that faculty and staff have with students, the college will equip selected
faculty/staff to work with students on a more intentional basis to emphasize
themes of Christian spiritual development and vocation.
Mentoring is a natural, on-going part of Whitworth's campus environment.
Under a new mentoring program at the college, faculty and staff are asked
to pursue a yearly process of group mentoring on the topics of spirituality
Faculty/Staff who volunteer for this program commit for one year to mentor
groups of four to twelve students. Mentoring includes meetings and meals
with students, in addition to monthly lunches for mentors to share and
encourage each other.
In order to off-set the cost of hosting student gatherings and purchasing
books for reading groups, the mentoring program provides financial support
for mentors. This includes adding money to meal cards for faculty/staff
to interact with students in the dining hall and Cafe.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, contact Dr.
Ron Pyle or Michelle
Seefried for more information.