Finding a Mentor
From Jeff Layne
Advisor, CSU, Chico Educational Opportunity Program
Marcellus Brookshaw explains the importance of a mentor from personal experience. He arrived in Chico as an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) student, the first person in his family to go to college. From there, he earned his B.A. and went on to earn a master’s degree at the University of Southern California before he was hired for his current position in Chico State’s EOP program. Marcellus credits his mentor, Dr. Pedro Douglas, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, with helping him every step along the way. When Marcellus was a freshman, Dr. Douglas saw his potential as a student affairs professional. From there, Dr. Douglas provided encouragement, motivation, a positive voice, help in preparing for graduate school, networking assistance, and more. Marcellus encourages the students in his audience to find their own mentors.
Recorded: February 24, 2015