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Mentee & Mentor of the Year Awards

The Mentor of the Year Award and the Mentee of the Year awards are designed to recognize one outstanding mentee, one outstanding faculty mentor, one staff mentor, and one student mentor for their participation and contributions to the program. All current mentors and mentees are eligible to be nominated. The Mentee and Mentor(s) of the Year recipients will be recognized at the end of year Student Success Banquet, hosted by the Retention Management & Planning office.

Read About: Criteria | Selection | Nomination | Past Winners

Award Criteria

An ideal nominee should have demonstrated the following characteristics or qualities:

  • Initiated and maintained contact
  • Displayed genuine concern
  • Maintained mentor/mentee relationship
  • Exhibited reliability
  • Went above and beyond general expectations
  • Was a true asset not only to the mentor/mentee relationship, but also to the Texas State community at large

Award Selection

The Mentor(s) and Mentee of the Year recipients will be decided by a committee selected by the Bobcat Bond staff.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, contact the Bobcat Bond staff at bobcatbond@txstate.edu.

Nomination Process

At the end of the year, the nomination period will open, at which point you can find a nomination form in this section of the website.

Previous Winners

Year Mentor(s) of the Year Mentee of the Year
Year
2007-2008
Mentor(s) of the Year
Pat Pattison
Mentee of the Year
Dawson Munoz
Year
2008-2009
Mentor(s) of the Year
Veronica Juarez
Mentee of the Year
Charles Ford
Year
2009-2010
Mentor(s) of the Year
James Matthews (Faculty/Staff Mentor) & Robyn Ross (Student Mentor)
Mentee of the Year
Martha Marie
Year
2010-2011
Mentor(s) of the Year
Albert Cheng (Faculty/Staff Mentor) & Jasmine Clair (Student Mentor)
Mentee of the Year
Tre'Nita Frazier
Year
2011-2012
Mentor(s) of the Year
Keith Needham (Faculty/Staff Mentor) & Hillary-Kate Meyer (Student Mentor)
Mentee of the Year
Kelsey Bass
Year
2012-2013
Mentor(s) of the Year
Kay Lipton (Faculty/Staff Mentor) & Hillary-Kate Meye (Student Mentor)
Mentee of the Year
Joe Cespedes
Year
2013-2014
Mentor(s) of the Year
Keith Needham (Faculty Mentor), Clint-Michael Reneau (Staff Mentor) & Carlos Ruiz (Student Mentor)
Mentee of the Year
Efrain Balderas
Year
2014-2015
Mentor(s) of the Year
Eden Bunch (Faculty/Staff Mentor) & Alexa Cruz (Student Mentor)
Mentee of the Year
Kimberely Hartfield
Year
2015-2016
Mentor(s) of the Year
Gerardo Altamirano (Staff Mentor) & Katie Cole (Student Mentor)
Mentee of the Year
Brittney Brewer
Year
2016-2017
Mentor(s) of the Year
Kimberly Duncan Ashley (Staff Mentor), Keith Needham (Faculty Mentor) & Sean Hembrick (Graduate Student Mentor)
Mentee of the Year
Abigail Dickerson