Mentors, and advocates come in many forms, and yet there are only some
who can manage to make as much of an impact on others like Multicultural
Affairs Center (MAC) Assistant Dean Carol Bennett. During the month of
July 2017, Carol has helped to serve the on-campus population in a
plethora of ways and continues to be a rising member of the Truman State
University community. |
Academics - It is important for mentors to help and be a positive
role-model for individuals who are seeking to learn from Carol. As a
student herself, Carol not only managed to balance all of her coursework
while working, but was able to finish her summer courses in July with a
4.0 GPA. This magnificent feat helps to demonstrate Carols continuous
commitment to learning and growing. As an individual who always
dedicates time to mentoring and teaching others, Carol has found a way
in which she can continue to grow and learn so that she can continue to
effectively mentor and teach other individuals. This perseverance and
focus on growth-mindset helps to show how intentional Carol is when it
comes to serving students of the Truman community.
Scholastic Enhancement Experience (SEE) - As the Dean of the
Multicultural Affairs Center on campus, Carol has devoted countless
hours to prepare for the SEE Program to move-in on campus. This
retention-based academic institute helps incoming students focus on
improving their academic skills as well as assist in the transition
process from high school to college. For many of these students they are
often the first of their families to attend college, or come from
backgrounds that vary from a traditional college aged student. Helping
to prepare for the institute during the beginning portion of the month,
Carol helped to move SEE Students into the residence halls on Friday
July 28th. In order to make this processes and their experience as
effective as possible, Carol spent July working with campus partners to
help and prepare for the incoming students. Through her dedication on
serving others, Carol has been able to make a positive impact on the SEE
students who have begun to transition to Truman during the month of July
Baldwin Hall - After the recent renovation of Baldwin Hall, the week of
July 9th helped to change the image and outlook of the MAC for forever.
Having space created in Baldwin Hall, Carol has spent much of the month
of July helping to move her office over to the newly renovated building.
Helping to decorate and make the place feel like their former space.
Utilizing the month of July to make the MAC call Baldwin home, Carol has
worked tirelessly to create an inclusive space for all individuals. As
part of an initiative to make the MAC more accessible to students, their
new location on the first floor of Baldwin has made the office more
visible. Whenever change occurs it can be uncomfortable, especially if
the future is unknown. Instead of worrying about what could happen,
Carol has spent July 2017 working on making the MAC continue to strive
by working to expand the services and make the office an inviting place
for those who are looking for a place to call home.
The month of July 2017 has been really eventful for Carol Bennett.
Always focusing on the next upcoming project, Carol has really
demonstrated her commitment to serving others this month. Whether it be
through her interest in growing as a professional, or helping to serve
incoming students, Carol has had a remarkable month that continues to
showcase her continued commitment to Truman.
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