Friday, September 4, 2009

Recruitment efforts are still in full swing!

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The University is proud to partner with Hug High School in support of the ASCENT mentors program. “All Students College Educated in Nevada Today” is making a positive difference in students’ lives.

We’re currently seeking 100 new mentors for the program and would LOVE for you to be a part. ASCENT prepares high school students for their future in higher education, so who knows, the mentees may one day be sitting in your classroom eager and ready to learn all thanks to the preparation you offered!

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.

Our ASCENT program will being this year with training on September 8th from 4pm to 6pm in the Great Room on the fourth floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno. Please RSVP to Angi Brasil at (775) 784-6307 or before September 7th.

The mentor/mentee match-up event will be held on September 30th. More details to follow.
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) 784-1402 or call (775) 682-8404 by September 7th. Thank you for considering our invitation.

Fabienne McPhail Naples
Student Success Services, University of Nevada, Reno

Andy Kelly
Associate Vice President Principal, Hug High School

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