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Peer Advising

What is a Peer Advisor?

Each first year student is assigned to an upper class student who is trained to serve as a source of information, point of first contact and conduit to program and services. Peer Advisors coach each student in the formation of the personal success plan and act as an advocate for student success. The personal success plan provides a framework for establishing specific, reasonable, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely goals for the first semester. It is much more probable that success will be realized when students have direction and purpose.

Who are the Peer Advisors?

Peer Advisors (PAs) hail from as close as right here in Springfield, MA to as far as Florida! PAs undergo over 150 hours of training in order to better support first year students. Being a volunteer position, PAs have a strong focus on helping their advisees, and work to make YOUR transition as great as it can be!

How do I apply to be a Peer Advisor?

If you are interested in applying to be a Peer Advisor for the 2018-2019 school year, learn more about the application process or attend an upcoming information session.

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Meet the 2017-2018 Peer Advisors

  • Ryan Brault

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Springfield, MA

    Major: Business Analytics and Information Management

  • Tyler Brault

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Springfield, MA

    Major: Psychology

  • Tyler Clark

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Windsor, CT

    Major: Civil Engineering

  • Tyler Clement

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Vernon, VT

    Major: Biomedical Engineering

  • Anthony DeVita

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: West Suffield, CT

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • Nicholas Dobrosielski

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Haverhill, MA

    Major: Foresnic Science

  • Brooklynn Downing

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Oxford, MA

    Major: Elementary Education-Psychology

  • Chas Figueroa

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Lawrence, MA

    Major: Sociology-Crime in Society

  • Meghan Flaherty

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Braintree, MA

    Major: Communications-Public Relations

  • Andrew Gardner

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Lunenburg, MA

    Major: Electrical Engineering

  • Thomas Graf

    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Lanesboro, MA

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • London Green

    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Adams, MA

    Major: Psychology

  • Joseph Guerrera

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Oakville, CT

    Major: Exploratory Business

  • Shaelyn Helminiak

    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Plymouth, MA

    Major: Health Sciences

  • Vincent Kubicsko

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Westerly, RI

    Major: Civil Engineering

  • David Labrie

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Southampton, MA

    Major: Computer Engineering

  • Antonia Lettrick

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: East Greenbush, NY

    Major: Pre-Optometry

  • Caitlyn Marchand

    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Palmer, MA

    Major: English

  • Gabriela Martinez

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Major: Industrial Engineering

  • Shannon Mellett

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: East Islip, NY

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • Zachary Midura

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Utica, NY

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • Adam Monroe

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Wilton, NY

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • Daniel Morabito

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: New Paltz, NY

    Major: Engineering

  • Bryan Moran

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Acton, MA

    Major: Criminal Justice

  • Samantha Palumbo

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Bristol, RI

    Major: Secondary Education-English

  • Matthew Pavone

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Charlton, MA

    Major: Psychology

  • William Sanfardino

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Yorktown Heights, NY

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • Laura Sawyer

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Islip Terrace, NY

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • Tyler Simons

    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Spencer, MA

    Major: Sport Management

  • Nathan Smith Epaul

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Hampden, MA

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • Amelia Sponauer

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Southington, CT

    Major: Marketing Communication/Advertising

  • D'Naysia Stonick

    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Colchester, CT

    Major: Marketing

  • Joseph Strid

    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Bristol, CT

    Major: Criminal Justice-Criminal Investigation

  • Alexandra Summa

    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Schenectady, NY

    Major: Psychology

  • Amy Thompson

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Schenectady, NY

    Major: Industrial Engineering

  • Michael Veronesi

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Berlin, CT

    Major: Biomedical Engineering

  • Nicole Veronesi

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Berlin, CT

    Major: Civil Engineering-Environmental

  • Kathryn Wells

    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Windsor, MA

    Major: Marketing