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Delaware Valley University Students from New Jersey Serve as Peer Mentors

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DOYLESTOWN, PA (12/14/2018)-- A team of Delaware Valley University upperclassmen was selected to mentor first-year students during the 2018/2019 academic year as part of the First-Year Peer Mentor program. Peer Mentors provide first-year students with academic, social, and personal encouragement as they navigate their first year at the University.

The First-Year Peer Mentor Program is integrated into the University's DelVal Experience course, a first-year seminar focused on college and career readiness that engages students as members of the campus community. Under the guidance of the course instructor, each mentor works with a small group of first-year students. Mentors gain valuable leadership experience, and first-year students receive additional support as they navigate their first year on campus.

The following local students were selected as Peer Mentors for the 2018/2019 academic year:

Millie Brooks of Mount Laurel, NJ (08054)

Morgan Brown of Egg Harbor City, NJ (08215)

Samantha Giannone of Swedesboro, NJ (08085)

Leigh Hiecke of Southampton, NJ (08088)

Nicole MacCulloch of Bridgeton, NJ (08302)

Yessenia Mendez of Bellmawr, NJ (08031)

Erin Millisky of Blackwood, NJ (08012)

McKenna Moore of Woodstown, NJ (08098)

Shane Wittkop of Maple Shade, NJ (08052)

Delaware Valley University is an independent, comprehensive university with more than 1,000 acres in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Founded in 1896, DelVal emphasizes experiential and interdisciplinary learning and provides small class sizes where students learn on a first-name basis. Through the innovative Experience360 Program, all DelVal students gain real-world experience in their fields. Located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, DelVal combines the comfort of small-town living with the excitement of big-city access. DelVal offers more than 25 undergraduate majors in the sciences, humanities and business, more than five master's programs, a Doctor of Education and a variety of adult education courses. The University's vision is to be the leader in experiential education, empowering all learners to transform the world. Learn more at