Stevenson U. Wins Maryland Psychology Association Award for Mentoring Program
January 15, 2008
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The Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) recently awarded Stevenson University the 2007-08 Best Practices Award for its successful
mentoring program, Partnerships and Student Success (PASS).
part of the MPA’s Psychologically Healthy
Workplace Award program, recognizes an organization that makes a
commitment to programs and policies that foster employee health and
well-being while enhancing organizational performance and productivity,
according to MPA Ethics Committee Vice Chair Dr.Michael Heitt, Psy.D.
Dr. Heitt presented Stevenson University President Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., with
the award earlier this month as part of National Mentoring Month.
its 11th year, PASS matches members of Stevenson University’s faculty and staff with selected freshmen to ease the transition
from high school to college. Through weekly one-on-one meetings between
students and their mentors, PASS seeks to raise the retention rate for
students who might find the first weeks of college overwhelming.
appreciate this recognition from the MPA for Partnerships And
Student Success," says PASS Director, Christine Flax, Asst. Professor
and Director of The Academic Link tutoring center at Stevenson University. "Since 1996, more than 100 faculty and staff
their time each fall to provide one-to-one mentoring, easing the
students' transition into their first year. Not only is the program
beneficial for these freshmen, but also mentors comment that the
rewarding experience allows them to feel the pulse of the studentsthey