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The Alumni Mentoring Program – AMP!

The Alumni Mentoring Program – AMP!

…Growing a culture of caring at UMaine….


Purpose:   To use our talented alumni to mentor and support Native students, increasing student retention and allowing alumni to remain connected to and involved with the University of Maine.


Good for Native Students:

  • Creates a supportive student community.
  • Enhances learning through monthly student development programs.
  • Provides networking opportunities with professional alumni.
  • Helps students to be the best that they can be!


Good for Alumni Mentors*:

  • Allows alumni to help Native students be successful at UMaine.
  • Allows alumni to remain connected to and involved with the University.
  • Looks good professionally on a resume or c.v.


*Interested in serving as a one-on-one mentor? Please email a short bio to using MENTOR in the subject line.  The following information may be included: Program of study while at the University, year graduated, tribal affiliation, career track, community involvement.  Each alumni mentor will be emailed “Guidelines for Mentors” to assist in the mentoring process.  Mentoring doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking – it can be as simple as just checking in with your student mentee periodically to see how they’re doing.  Students will be matched to mentors beginning October 1stNot sure?  Want to know more?  Call (207) 581-1414.



Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 25  – 4:00 pmTalking Circle with gkisedtanamoogk Participate in Native culture through the “Circle process.” Talking circles are a great way to share and build community. At the Circle, we will be “checking in” to see how students are doing and feeling after one month of college life! (Congratulations on your first month, by the way!) gkisedtanamoogk is Wampanoag, and an instructor of Native Studies and Peace Studies here at the University of Maine.  The Circle will be held in Room 301, Dunn Hall.


Tuesday, OCTOBER 23 – In Search of Scholarships/ Maria Girouard

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 13 – “Best Practices in Studying”

Tuesday, DECEMBER 4 – Winter Wellness/ Elizabeth McConnon


Brought to you by those who care:  Wabanaki Center Student Development Program and the AMP! Steering Committee: Betsy Tannian, Kathy Paul, Mingwunsis Sapiel, Nichole Francis, Maria Girouard


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