Julie Fellers Hook, Ed. D. | 260-481-6828 | Hook@ipfw.edu
Sandy McMurtrie | 260-481-6828 | McMurts@ipfw.edu
Crystal Milton | 260-481-6828 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Student Records Manager
J. Mark Whinery| 260-481-6828 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The General Studies Program at IPFW now has over 2000 alumni, 80% of them living, working, and serving northeastern Indiana. What a talent pool! What a networking resource to cultivate and introduce to current students!
Student satisfaction and retention often depend on relationship-building at the university level. It is our goal to see that mentoring relationships develop not only personal contacts, but broader skills such as decision-making, long-range planning and coping skills developed by life experiences.
The culture of a commuter campus indicates that students come to class, go to work, attend family functions, and find study time whenever they can. Finding time to schedule another meeting often seems impossible. Access to the Internet from the workplace or the PC at home allows a ‘chat’ when you need one!
Your time and your mentor’s time is a precious commodity in today’s busy lifestyle. The General Studies Program wants to offer you this opportunity, but in an efficient use of your time and talents. You and your mentor are in control of the frequency and limits of your electronic contacts.
Establishing a positive personal relationship can be optimized by a personal interaction. The ‘Speed Matching’ activity is designed to give you an element of choice with the expectation that your instincts and perceptions during the brief interviews will spark an interest and commitment that will be lasting.
One of the goals of this program is to help students develop social skills, behaviors and attitudes needed to interact successfully here at IPFW, in the workplace and in society in general.