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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!

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.

2016-2017 Peer Advisors for Programming (PB&U)

Brett Boehman
Maria Cholack
Destiny Copeland
Breanna Gilland
Lindsay Lore
Candice Miller

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.

2016-2017 Peer Advisors for Community Service (PACS)

Amani Echols
Charlene Franke
Shanze Noorani
Ashley Tjhung
Shreya Wadhwani
Kaila Wilson

Peer Advisors for Intergroup Relations (IRC): The IRC coordinates cultural events, and plans and leads dialogue-style conversations on a range of social identity and social justice issues, along with addressing climate-focused initiatives.  They welcome the MCSP community at their weekly meetings and dialogues, in which they bring awareness to current issues and events. 

2016-2017 Peer Advisors for Intergroup Relations (IRC)

Ashlei Anderson
Zainab Bhindarwala
Jay Cutler
Kenneth Daniel Jr. 
Sharae Franklin
Jillian Winfrey

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.

2016-2017 Peer Mentors (PMs)

Ramgopal Chandrasekaran
Kellie Chestnut
Taylor Crosby
Madeline Goodson
Audrey Henry
Michael Heywatd
Ju Eui Hong
Yuanyuan (Vivian) Hu
Kyra Hudson
Max Joarder
Sharice Jones
Ketan Konanur
Paula Laslou
Kellie Lounds
Rebecca Naumenko
Caroline Owens
Donovan Park
Joh Reeves
Cailey Rullman
Evan Sanfield
Sophia Sherry
David Talbot
Chelsie Thompson
Cristal Valle
Carter VanDerKolk
Pierra White
Jeffrey Zhang

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.

2016-2017 Resident Advisors (RAs)

Tierra Christian
Chloe Henderson
Luke Higgins
William Miller
Barrett Olson
Kendall Poindexter
Jacklyn Thomas

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.

2016-2017 Webmaster

Andrew Mei 

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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!