2016-17 program off to record start

2016-17 MUAA Mentor Program

The 2016-17 MUAA Mentor Program kicked off Oct. 8 in unprecedented fashion with an all-time high of alumni mentor-student mentee matches. Alumni residing in approximately 20 states mentor students in several colleges, including arts and sciences, communication, engineering and health sciences.


Five Questions With...
Laura Guy, Arts '83

(Tara Giery, Arts '17, mentee)

Tara Giery and Laura Guy1. You’ve completed your first year in the MUAA Mentor Program. What have you found to be the most rewarding experience working with your mentee, Tara Giery?
The most rewarding experience was simply to be with someone who was so excited to start the next chapter in her life.

2. What suggestions do you have for mentees?
Be open to change directions as you meet with your mentor. We found that as we got to know each other and “dug a little deeper”, tangential goals developed and were pursued.

3. What’s your favorite Marquette memory?
Being a GDL (Group Discussion Leader) for Freshman Orientation Week my junior and senior years. Too many stories to tell you about. We actually have our own Facebook page where we reminisce constantly!

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Five Questions With... Bill Krueger, Eng '87
(Corbin Dewey, Eng '18, mentee)

Bill Krueger, Eng '87, and Corbin Dewey, Eng '181. You’ve mentored students at Northwestern and Vanderbilt and now here at Marquette, where you received your undergraduate degree. Why are you serving in the MUAA Mentor Program?

I want to give back to the university and the students who mean the most to me.

2. What suggestions do you have for mentees?
Be assertive and seek out your own opportunities.

3. What’s your favorite Marquette memory?
Attending Saturday evening Mass at Gesu before Marquette basketball home games at the Mecca.

4. How do you manage work/life balance?
Faith, family and then work.

5. Something you wish you would’ve done at Marquette differently to help prepare for your career?
Nothing.  My co-op experience at General Motors was the perfect preparation for my career.

Bill Krueger is the Americas chairman of the JATCO transmission company in Franklin, Tenn.

Five Questions With...
Jane Gunther, H Sci '83

Five Questions (and more) With...
Len Kasper, Comm '93

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