University will offer a three-week summer program, Freshman Advantage, to help
incoming WWU freshmen gain a jump-start on college.
open to first-time college freshmen. It is designed to aid students in the
transition from high school to college. The program, which will be held June
11- June 29, is directed and taught by WWU faculty members. Upper-class
students serve as mentors.
feel so blessed to have been a part of it,” said Katherine Wortmann, a senior from
Mexico, Mo., who served as a mentor for two summers. “Working with my peers to
help make the transition from high school to college as seamless as possible
for the incoming students was so much fun.”
credit hours in courses such as math, college writing, art, film studies,
speech and psychology.
students focused on academics, who want to double major, who want to graduate
early or those who simply want an introduction to college course work.
incoming class and bond with upper-class mentors.
before her freshman year and has been a mentor for two summers. She said the
program offers a number of benefits for incoming students.
around 60 new friends, experience, and overall confidence,” she said. “This
will be my third year involved with Freshman Advantage and I know it will be
have the opportunity to enjoy activities such as movie nights, barbeques and
weekend trips to Six Flags.
laughing and having a good time,” Wortmann said. “I loved being able to plan
the afternoon and weekend activities so the students could break away from the
stress of schoolwork for a while.”
tutoring, leading weekend activities and serving as community advisers in the
residence halls. The mentors are selected by Freshman Advantage faculty through
an application and interview process.
Black of Jefferson City, Mo.
Bohlinger of Lake Elmo, Minn.
Burnett of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Carreiro of Fulton, Mo.
Delaney of St. Peters, Mo.
Guth of Sullivan, Mo.
Horn of Fort Madison, Iowa
Oestreich of Fulton, Mo.
Oseroff of Dallas, Texas
Palermo of Sante Fe, N.M.
Schaumann of Billings, Mo.
Watson of Louisiana, Mo.