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Meet the Mentors: 2012-2013 TRiO Peer Assistants


Caitlin Bruckman   Hey all!
My name is Caitlin Bruckman and I am 21 years old. I am currently a senior at DWU and double majoring in elementary and special education. When I am not on campus as a peer mentor, I work at Bright Beginnings Daycare and Kids Klub. I absolutlely love my jobs and working with children. My favorite things include reading, staying physically fit/sports, being outside, Husker football, and hanging out with family and friends. I am originally from Hastings, Nebr., which is four and a half hours straight south of Mitchell. I have three older sisters and one younger sister. I also have four beautiful nieces and a very handsome nephew. I am so excited about this year and meeting all the new faces. I know TRiO will be a blast for everyone and we will all have a wonderful year!

Liz Lamb  

Hi my name is Liz Lamb. I am a senior here at Dakota Wesleyan University. I am double majoring in Accounting and Criminal Justice and hopefully become a business lawyer someday. I am a member of the women's basketball team and I love exercising. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, watching TV, and reading.


  Hello everyone! My name is Erica Fett. I am a junior here at Dakota Wesleyan. I am majoring in psychology with a minor in human services and I am originally from Plankinton, S.D. Once I graduate I plan to attend graduate school to become a counselor working mostly with teenage girls and families. The activities I am involved in on campus are the TRiO Peer Mentor program and the Psychology Club. If you happen to see me on campus don’t be afraid to come up and say, “Hi.” I am a very friendly person and love meeting new people!

  Hello everyone! My name is Brittaney Schroeder, and I am a senior human services major with a behavioral science minor, and a specialization in chemical dependency counseling. I am from Volin, S.D. Some activities I am involved with include being a TRiO Peer Mentor, Human Services Club president, NSO leader and the Multicultural Committee. I have done numerous service drives on campus, I help annually with the clean-up of Hurricane Katrina and am working on starting a community program in the heart of New Orleans. If you ever see me around campus, don’t be afraid to stop and say,”Hi.” I love meeting new people!

  Hello everyone! My name is Amanda Burton, and I am a junior double majoring in pre-law and criminal justice. Some activities I am involved with include the TRiO Peer Mentor program, Multicultural Committee, DWU Concert Band and I’m a New Student Orientation leader. If you ever see me around campus, don’t be afraid to stop and say, “Hi.” I love meeting new people!

  Hi my name is Amee Patel. I am a junior here at DWU. I am majoring in human services and my minor is in psychology. I moved from New Jersey to South Dakota with my family a few years ago. This is my first year as a TRiO Peer Mentor so I am very excited and look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me. “Enjoy the little things in life for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” - Antonio Smith

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