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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.

2018-2019 Peer Advisors for Programming (PB&U)

Zoe Evans
Dana El-Khatib
Gabriella Gonzales
Elizabeth Hoornstra
Catherine Mykolajtchuk
Hannah Zonnevylle

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.

2018-2019 Peer Advisors for Community Service (PACS)

Drew Agley
Lorna Brown
Meredith Days
Linda Ivanovic
Nayef Taleb
Emily VanHaitsma

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. 

2018-2019 Peer Advisors for Intergroup Relations (IRC)

Swathi Komarivelli
Sharmylla Littleton
Efe Osagie
Helen Rhines
Benjamin Schuster
Kelley Sweitzer

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.

2018-2019 Peer Mentors (PMs)

Ryan Arnold
Riley Dehr
Michael Fanelli
Jacquelyn Farquhar
Elaine Garjo
Sayan Ghosh
Una Jakupovic
Jazmine Johnson
Megan Justice
Joseph Keating
Clarissa Kitching
Tess Lusson
Samuel Maves
Madison Murdoch
Isaias Navarrete
Jason Ngo
Roberto Nunez
Archan Patel
Hunter Phelps
Allison Sparpana
Samuel Talsma
Madeline Tebo
Charlis Thomas
Hao Wang
Ruchi Wankhede
Felix Zavala

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.

2018-2019 Resident Advisors (RAs)

Elise Ellsworth
Breanna Gilland
Aayush Patel
Nyah Pierson
Phancie Thompson
Salvador Vargas
Nia Willis

Meet the Program Associates

Program Associates serve a variety of roles for MCSP, performing duties that help with the program's operations and maintenance.

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.

2018-2019 Webmaster  

Andrew Mei

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2018-2019 Program Associate for Marketing

Kenneth Daniel

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!