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Meet the 2013-2014 Mentors

jg Juliana Goodman

Major: English
Minor: Creative Writing
Year in College: Junior
Hometown: Blue Island, IL
Hobbies: Reading, writing, and shopping
Organizations You Belong to Currently: Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, National Society of Collegiate scholars, FYE peer mentor program, and the Elements Literary Magazine editorial staff.
What do you like the best about being a member of the Centennial Honors College? I enjoy the honors courses because they give me a chance to learn about things I normally would not have the opportunity to, such as Horror Fiction and Postmodern Thought.
What do you like the best about being a Western Illinois University student? I enjoy the academic atmosphere. Professors really push students to do their best and grow as learners.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor? I wanted to be a peer mentor because I remember all too well how stressful it can be to adapt to college and a new program. It's my goal to give students the advice I wish I had gotten back then.

 


p Paris Hamm

Major: Biology Medical Sciences and French
Minor:
Chemistry and Neuroscience
Year in College:
Sophomore
Hometown:
Macomb, IL
Hobbies:
Swimming, karate, and biking
Organizations You Belong to Currently:
Pre-Professional Health Club- Treasurer, Student Honors Assoc.- Fundraising Chair, Roteract-Service Chair, Honors Council Representative, Judicial Review Board
Favorite part about the Centennial Honors College?
I love all the opportunities and challenging but fun classes.
Favorite part about being a WIU student?
I have become so involved and made long lasting friendships.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor?
I want to share my experiences and help other find their niche at WIU.

 

 

 

 


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Stephanie Jacobs

Major: Psychology
Minor: Neuroscience and French
Year in College: Senior
Hometown: Prophetstown, IL
Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking/canoeing, watching movies, reading, conducing research, crafting, gardening, attending campus events
Organizations You Belong to Currently: Executive Board member of the Feminist Action Alliance, Gerontology Club, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
What do you like the best about being a member of the Centennial Honors College? I love having a place to go to where the staff is always friendly and helpful! Even more, the opportunities to excel with the Honors College are limitless. The Honors classes are terrific and having the chance to do my own undergraduate thesis work has really been the highlight of my college career.
What do you like the best about being a Western Illinois University student? My favorite thing about WIU is the small class sizes that allow for much more personal relationships with your professors and opportunities to really get involved with your department.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor? I wanted to be an Honors Mentor because I really enjoy meeting and assisting people. I believe that this university has so much to offer to everyone if you know how to take advantage of it, and that's what I want to help people do.

 


k Victoria Kappel

Major: Communications of Sciences and Disorders
Year in College: Sophomore
Hometown: Orland Park, IL
Hobbies: play soccer, read, outdoor activities, arts and crafts
Organizations You Belong to Currently: WIU Women's Soccer Team, Phi Eta Sigma, WIUSSHLA
Favorite part about the Centennial Honors College? Great, personal classes with interesting topics!
Favorite part about being a WIU student? The numerous opportunities a student has to become involved with the school and community.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor? To help new students adapt to the college atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 


sn Ste'Phan Nolla

Major: Engineering Technology
Minor: Operations Management
Year in College: Junior
Hometown: Hazel Crest, IL
Hobbies: Drawing, Sports, Music, Sleeping
Organizations You Belong to Currently: President- The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Pi Kappa Phi, Epsilon Pi Tau, Mortar Board.
What do you like the best about being a member of the Centennial Honors College? The opportunity to learn something about a class I otherwise may never have via In-Course honors projects.
What do you like the best about being a Western Illinois University student? I love the opportunities for leadership and personal development.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor? I want to be a resource to a new member and make their Honors College experience as great as mine has been.

 


ap Anginette "Angie" Parsons

Major: Math Education
Minor: Sociology
Year in College: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Hobbies: My hobbies include playing sports, hanging out with friends, dancing and watching movies.
Organizations You Belong to Currently: I am currently a member of Women's Club Basketball as well as the Math Club.
What do you like the best about being a member of the Centennial Honors College? The best thing about being a member of the Centennial Honor College is that it gives me an opportunity to interact with my professors on a one-on-one basis when I am completing my in-course project.
What do you like the best about being a Western Illinois University student? The best thing about being a WIU student is that the classes are small. Also, I like that there is always something to do on campus.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor? I want to be a mentor because I want to be able to help students adjust to being on the WIU campus. I want to be able to give helpful advice to the students as well as make sure they have a Great college experience.

 



 

 

t Tierra Valentine

Major: Pre-Nursing
Year in College: Sophomore
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Hobbies: I love being outdoors, volleyball, listen to music, going to the movies, hanging out with friends, dancing and just having fun in general.
Organizations You Belong to Currently: Programming Chair for SHA, Girl Scouts
What do you like the best about being a member of the Centennial Honors College? I like the opportunity to take courses that are not offered to other students. I also like to be a part of a group of students who support not just my academic goals, but my overall success in school.
What do you like the best about being a Western Illinois University student? I like that there are a variety of activities offered on campus at all times. They allow me to meet other students from a variety of backgrounds.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor? I wanted to be an Honors Mentor so I can assist students adapt to a new environment. It's important to have someone help when you are starting anew.

 


 

Quinn Quinn Bonansinga

Major:Law Enforcement
Minor: Psychology
Year in College: Senior
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Hobbies: Martial Arts, reading, exercise, and being awesome with modesty.
Organizations You Belong To Currently: Phi Eta Sigma, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, International Deans List Society
The challenges that being an Honors student provide academically and it makes me feel at least a little smart.
What do you like the best about being a Western Illinois University student? I’m learning my area of study effectively, I’m meeting cool people, and zombies aren’t roaming the campus, so that’s a plus.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor? Being a new student can be confusing, so hopefully I can help make it easier. Plus it makes me feel more special than Special K.

 



 



Shiloh Shiloh Lueschow

 

Major: Biology (Premed) and Psychology
Minor: Microbiology and Chemistry
Year in College: Senior
Hometown: Elmwood, IL
Hobbies: Doing research in the lab, going to movies, and being around friends
Organizations You Belong To Currently: Phi Eta Sigma, Tri Beta, and Psi Chi
What do you like the best about being a member of the Centennial Honors College? I enjoy having the opportunity to meet and work with great new people.
What do you like the best about being a Western Illinois University student? I enjoy the small town atmosphere with great variety and quality in each program.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor? I enjoy meeting and working with new people. I like to help people along in their journey so they feel welcome on Western's campus.