Student Leadership

As a program dedicated to helping college students develop lifelong leadership skills, MCSP offers multiple positions for sophomores through seniors.  Expand the following sections to learn about ways to lead our learning community!

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Meet the Peer Advisors and Peer Mentors +

The Peer Advisors and Peer Mentors are sophomores and juniors at U-M. These students help the RA’s build a strong sense of community and serve as resources and role models for first year students. Having just transitioned into college a year or two ago, they can share personal experiences about life within MCSP and at U-M.

Peer Advisors for Programming: The Peer Advisors for Programming serve as co-chairs of the Programming Board (PB&U), a student-run organization providing social, cultural and community service events for MCSP students. Their weekly meetings encourage underclassmen to propose events, vote on new initiatives, and foster a vibrant atmosphere for their learning community.

2013-2014 Peer Advisors for Programming (PB&U)

Amanda Champagne
Gabrielle Firnhaber
Caroline Gorniak
Jacob Gustaveson
Hannah Lee
Connor Wilkinson

Peer Advisors for Community Service (PACS): The PACS act as Action Team Coordinators and Site Leaders for the service component of University Course 102.  With weekly meetings, they plan out individual initiatives and seek suggestions from first year students for new community service sites.

2013-2014 Peer Advisors for Community Service (PACS)

Keegan Beljanski
Meredith Burke
Paige Graham
Cullen O’Keefe
Shubhum Sidhar
Blair Sucher

Peer Mentors (PMs): The Peer Mentors help first-year students acclimate to campus during Welcome Week and transition into college throughout the year.  Each PM has a “family” of several students that meet regularly for group dinners, study-breaks and social events such as ice-skating at Yost Arena.

2013-2014 Peer Mentors (PMs)

Nida Ali
Anna Archey
Sierra Ayres
Tony Bae
Gage Belko
Rebecca Cunningham
Savannah Dakota
Mira Dalal
Faith Darnell
Lily Dart
Jarrett DeHetre
Savannah Dupin
Jessica Eller
Shukria Fairooz
Jacob Ferguson
Emma Gies
Margi Goelz
Jeanne Goodman
Taylor Gunderson
Zain Halawani
Pauline Harrington
Annie Humphrey
Mandy Kreisberg
Kiven Lewis
Meghan Loser
Tiffany Luong
Saisha Nandur
Heather Nowak
GS Suri
Hannah White

Meet the Resident Advisors +

The Resident Advisors (RAs) for the Michigan Community Scholars Program are juniors and seniors at U-M. These students live in hallways alongside their residents, serve as community-builders, crisis managers, listeners and friends.  The RAs also facilitate small discussion sections of the University Course 102 seminar and encourage communication between first-year students. If you have questions or concerns, please seek out one of the Resident Advisors.  They are always here for you.

2013-2014 Resident Advisors (RAs)

Kim Cui
Samantha Edwards
Jimmy Galus
Dan Green
Muneer Khalid
Amrit Romana
Mallory Sprague

Meet the Webmaster +

The Webmaster helps students, faculty and staff with technological issues and questions pertaining to MCSP activities and academic coursework.  The student maintains this website, a digital media archive, and assists with technical questions / issues.

2013-2014 Webmaster
Eric Lytle 

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See the Student Leaders Sing the MCSP Song +

Along with outstanding leadership skills, our students have a variety of creative talents. Inspired by their MCSPassion, they put together an MCSP Song and Video. Enjoy!