Welcome to National Mentoring Month 2017! Each January we use this national spotlight on the importance of building effective mentoring relationships to highlight mentoring practices, programs, and relationships here on the Wake Forest campus. It is an opportunity to reflect on those relationships that are so important to our growth and development, to express appreciation for those who are invested in our lives, and to renew our commitment to one another and to this community.
Ask any alumni about why Wake Forest is such a special place, and most likely, they will tell you it is because of the people. The high-quality relationships formed with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni are a hallmark of Wake Forest. Is it any surprise that our University embodies a strong tradition of mentoring at the core of many relationships formed on this campus? This January 2017, we want to celebrate and honor the strong mentoring culture Wake Forest as well as to further strengthen and support effective mentoring relationships. Below you will find brief stories from young alumni who have benefited from the Wake Forest tradition of mentoring as students and post-graduation. We also encourage you to check out these tips and resources for building and supporting effective mentoring relationships.