Monday, June 23, 2008

ASCENT mentors program needs volunteers

A message from Shannon Ellis-Vice President, Student Services:

The University is proud to partner with Hug High School on the ASCENT mentors program. “All Students College Educated in Nevada Today” is making a positive difference in students’ lives. I am writing to invite you to help us continue this important work by becoming a mentor this fall or next spring.

Volunteer mentors are asked to commit up to three hours a month spending time with their mentee specifically discussing college aspirations and offering guidance on college applications, financial goals, scholarship and career opportunities. Many of the students will be the first in their family to attend a university. Your ability to ask the right questions, raise the important issues and point them to helpful resources is critical. Our mentor training and resource staff will provide you with all the support you need to be a great mentor.

If you are interested in joining over 100 faculty, staff, alumni and community members already involved in the program please fill out a mentor application and submit it to Ellen Houston at or fax it to (775) 682-8977 or call (775) 682-8404 by July 15th. Thank you for considering our invitation.


Shannon Ellis
Vice President, Student Services

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