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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

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

Academic Year Mentor(s) of the Year Mentee of the Year
2017-2018 Dr. Janet Hale (Faculty Mentor)
Kimberly Duncan-Ashley (Staff Mentor)
Ubong Edohoukwa (Peer Mentor)
Layla Abdallah
2016-2017 Keith Needham (Faculty Mentor)
Kimberly Duncan Ashley (Staff Mentor)
Sean Hembrick (Graduate Student Mentor)
Abigail Dickerson
2015-2016 Gerardo Altamirano (Staff Mentor)
Katie Cole (Student Mentor)
Brittney Brewer
2014-2015 Eden Bunch (Faculty/Staff Mentor)
Alexa Cruz (Student Mentor)
Kimberely Hartfield
2013-2014 Keith Needham (Faculty Mentor)
Clint-Michael Reneau (Staff Mentor)
Carlos Ruiz (Student Mentor)
Efrain Balderas
2012-2013 Kay Lipton (Faculty/Staff Mentor)
Hillary-Kate Meye (Student Mentor)
Joe Cespedes
2011-2012 Keith Needham (Faculty/Staff Mentor)
Hillary-Kate Meyer (Student Mentor)
Kelsey Bass
2010-2011 Albert Cheng (Faculty/Staff Mentor)
Jasmine Clair (Student Mentor)
Tre'Nita Frazier
2009-2010 James Matthews (Faculty/Staff Mentor)
Robyn Ross (Student Mentor)
Martha Marie
2008-2009 Veronica Juarez Charles Ford
2007-2008 Pat Pattison Dawson Munoz