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Mentor Connection

Welcome to Mentor Connection, a program at City Colleges of Chicago that pairs students with an experienced faculty mentor invested in that student’s success.

Mentor Connection Year-End Retreat 2015        
On April 17, 2015, Mentor Connection convened a year-end retreat to wrap-up and celebrate its successful first pilot year.  Through the generosity of time and help from Dr. John Bates and Mary Johnson, we held the event in the zoology classroom at the Field Museum.  Dr. Bruce Patterson, the Field's curator of mammals and mentor to our own Kyle Reid, gave the group a special behind-the-scenes tour of the museum's collection libraries.
 MC_Group Photo Edit.jpg(Mentor Connection students, mentors, and friends at the Field Museum, April 17, 2015)
Mentor Connection thanks all participating students and faculty mentors for their hard work during this 
successful pilot year.  We are excited to continue growing as a program and community in Fall 2015.                
To access presentations from the Mentor Connection year-end retreat:
What CCC students have to say about mentoring...
Mentor Connection emphasizes the important role mentors play in students' lives. Please check out the video and testimonials below to see what CCC students and mentors have to say about the positive impact of mentoring on their academic careers.
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“This type of re​​​​​​​lationship works because it’s someone who takes a personal interest in you, as well as academic.”          
- Dawn King, Olive Harvey Colle​ge Graduate, Fall 2013                                                                                                                  
“Dr. Pergams has given me the confidence to go seek information and he always makes it clear that no one is going to stop you if you want to do it. The only person who can stop you is yourself.“                          ​                                                                                   
- Ishmael Ochir, Olive Harvey College Valedictorian, Spring 2014                                                                               


“This kind of relationship works because, simply, [my mentor]  cares. When a teacher realizes a student is showing interest in what  he's saying, they have to seek out that student.“       ​ 
 - Kyle Reid, Olive Harvey College Graduate, Fall, 2013  ​                             


Become a Part of Mentor Connection!


Mentor Connection invites the participation of CCC faculty and students!

If you are interested in joining this program, please select the appropriate link below:

  • Student interested in being paired up with a faculty mentor at a CCC college
  • Faculty interested in joining Mentor Connection at a CCC college   



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