Honors Peer Mentors

Are you excited about the Wilkes Honors community and the chance to share that excitement with others? Are you open to meeting new people and learning from them as much as they might learn from you?

Be an Honors Peer Mentor

  • Serve from January to January.
  • Attend a January training workshop to discuss current honors information, forms, and policies and to frame the role as advisors to fellow students.
  • After pairing with incoming students upon their acceptance to the Honors Program, communicate with them regularly throughout the spring, summer and fall to welcome them to the community.
  • Answer questions from anyone in the honors community relevant to their own experiences about classes, majors, opportunities and (most importantly) all the available campus resources that most fully and comprehensively support student interests and needs.
  • Attend mentor/mentee events, such as the September ice cream social and a fall semester movie night.
  • Maintain good standing within the Honors Program.

You will receive information about participation at each year’s fall semester cohort meeting. Applications are due by Nov. 15.

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Current Honors Peers

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Andrew Kovalick

Cohort: 2022
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry

"Hi! I am from Dallas, PA, which is about twenty minutes from Wilkes, so I am a commuter. I am currently a junior and a pre-med student. So far at Wilkes, I have been greatly involved in research, and I have been a part of Student Government since last year, a WEBS Group Leader, a Chemistry TA, and an E-Mentor. Outside of school, I love to travel, work out, and play sports. A fun fact about me is that I met Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at Wilkes a couple of years ago. "

  • Academic Research
  • Community Service
  • Honors and Science
  • Study Abroad
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Abby Mills

Cohort: 2023
Major: Neuroscience

"Hey! My name is Abby and I am from a small town near Pottsville PA! I enjoy online shopping, hanging out with friends, and game nights in room 1. I like to think I'm funny and outgoing and my friends think I am, too! I'm always looking to help in any way I can so don't be afraid to reach out with any questions!"

  • Honors and the Sciences
  • HPSC
  • Work Study or Other Employment
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Archi Gandhi

Cohort: 2023
Major: Pre-Pharmacy Guaranteed Seat
Concentration: Spanish

"Hey! My name is Archi Gandhi and I am a sophmore in the Pre-Pharmacy Guaranteed Seat. I was born in India but moved to Scranton, PA when I was ten. A little fact about me is that I am trilingual and will hopefully be multilingual after learning Spanish and studying abroad in Spain in 2021. I love watching TV, discovering new things but I definitely love sleeping more."

  • Community Service
  • Honors and Pharmacy
  • Honors and Science
  • Study Abroad
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
  • HPSC
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Ashlynn Allison

Cohort: 2022
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minors: Physics and Mathematics

"I'm from Carbondale, PA, and will be graduating with the class of 2022! I like reading, ultimate frisbee, and video games."

  • Honors and Science
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Brynn Gilbert

Cohort: 2023
Major: Pharmacy

"My name is Brynn and I am from Boyertown, Pennsylvania. I love hiking and going to the beach. I have a twin sister."

  • Honors and Pharmacy
  • Honors and Science
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Caitlyn Pike

Cohort: 2022
Major: Psychology

"Hi, I'm Caitlyn! I am a junior psychology major and I commute to Wilkes from Dallas, PA. I am a member of Psi Chi and plan on working as a school psychologist in the future. I like to spend my free time hanging out with my friends, family, dogs, and riding my horse, Henry. Feel free to reach out about commuter life, being a psychology major, or any questions about the Honors Program in general!"

  • Academic Research
  • Honors and Science
  • Internships
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Charlesie Rowles

Cohort: 2023
Major: Biology

"Hi, I'm Charlesie! I am from Tunkhannnock, Pennsylvania, which is about 45 minutes from Wilkes. I'm a commuter student and I also work part-time as a shift manager at the McDonald's in my town. I have three dogs, two of which are hairless, and they're my best pals! I have recently changed to a Biology major and love it! "

  • Honors and Science
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Chloe Gilbert

Cohort: 2023
Major: Pharmacy

"I am from Oley, Pennsylvania. I have a twin sister who is also attending Wilkes. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, and working out."

  • Honors and Pharmacy
  • Honors and Science
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Eliza Cant

Cohort: 2024
Major: Biology/Pre-med

"Hi I'm Eliza! I'm a freshman resident Biology and pre-med major and I hope to be a pediatrician one day. I'm originally from Australia but have lived in the US for most of my life and have actually lived in five different states. I play French Horn in the concert band here at Wilkes. I'm a huge animal person and love to talk about anything nerdy. I also love talking about what I study so if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask."

  • Academic Research
  • Honors and Science
  • Music
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Emma Stauffer

Cohort: 2022
Major: Pharmacy

"My name is Emma Stauffer. I'm from Media, Pennsylvania. My interests include playing softball, hanging with my friends and family, and traveling. I am a junior at Wilkes in the graduating class of 2022. I love helping others and giving back to my community."

  • Community Service
  • Honors and Sports
  • Honors and Pharmacy
  • Honors and Science
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Grace O'Toole

Cohort: 2023
Major: Pharmacy

"Hi, I'm Grace! I am from Loysville, Pennsylvania, a small town in Perry County. I am a sophomore at Wilkes and a part of the pharmacy class graduating in 2023/2025. I am the Community Service Chair in the Pre-Pharmacy club. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, playing the piano, and hanging out with my friends and family. I also love to spend time outside hiking and kayaking. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me!"

  • Community Service
  • Honors and Pharmacy
  • Honors and Science
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Hera Mukhtar

Cohort: 2023
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry

"I'm from right outside of Pittsburgh, and I'm currently a sophomore biology major. In my free time, I really enjoy learning languages, hanging out with friends, and running. Aside from being an Honors Peer Mentor, I'm an E-Mentor, Vice President of Chemistry Club, Director of Academic Opportunities of HPSC, and a research assistant for Dr. Terzaghi in the biology department. After I complete my time at Wilkes, I will be attending the Penn State College of Medicine as part of the early assurance program."

  • Academic Conferences
  • Academic Research
  • Honors and Science
  • Internships
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
  • HPSC
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Kalyn Lash

Cohort: 2023
Majors: Biology and Neuroscience

"I am from Dover, Pennsylvania. I currently swim for Wilkes and I am an officer of Psychology Club. I am a Teaching Assistant for BIO 121 and 122, and I also work in Admissions! A fun fact about me is that I could eat pasta for every meal!"

  • Honors and Sports
  • Honors and Science
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Keiana Faltz

Cohort: 2023
Major: Pre-Pharmacy Guaranteed Seat

"My name is Keiana Faltz and I am a sophomore in the Pre-Pharmacy Guaranteed Seat Program. I commute each day from Harvey's Lake, Pennsylvania, where I live at home with my mom and all my pets (there's a lot of them!). When I'm not at school, you can find me working at the YMCA as lead lifeguard and a swim instructor, and at CVS as a pharmacy technician. Previously, I was the Vice President of the HPSC."

  • Community Service
  • Honors and Pharmacy
  • Honors and Science
  • HPSC
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Liz Cherinka

Cohort: 2024
Majors: Pharmacy and History

"I am a pharmacy and history double major and I write for The Beacon, Wilkes' newspaper. I am from Forty Fort, PA, right across the river, so I have basically been raised around Wilkes. I also work at a local pharmacy in Dallas, about fifteen minutes away from campus. A fun fact about myself is that I love to travel! I have been to 38 states (and counting, after COVID of course)."

  • Honors and Pharmacy
  • Honors and Science
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Megan Makovsky

Cohort: 2023
Major: Pharmacy
Minor: Spanish

"Hi everyone!! My name is Megan Makovsky and I am from Fleetwood, PA. I am the secretary of my class in student government and also the secretary of Residence Hall Council. I am an e-mentor as well!! A fun fact about me is that during the summer I give tours at a cave!!"

  • Honors and Pharmacy
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Mel Fouts

Cohort: 2023
Major: Environmental Engineering
Minor: Sustainability Management

"This is my second year as an honors peer mentor. I love being able to connect with incoming students to help make their first year here at Wilkes memorable. I live in Fulton, MO with my sisters, dog, and cat. I currently am a research student for Dr. Blechle in the Chemistry department and I also hold a work study position in the library. I am working towards presenting my research at the 2021 American Vacuum Society (AVS) Conference. I am also involved with Wilkes Adventure Education (WAE), Honors Program Student Committee (HPSC), and Residence Hall Council (RHC)."

  • Academic Conferences
  • Academic Research
  • Honors and Science
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
  • HPSC
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Michael Nowak

Cohort: 2024
Major: Electrical Engineering

"Hello, my name is Michael, and I am from Mayfield, Pennsylvania, which is about twenty minutes north of Scranton. I chose Wilkes because of its smaller campus, engineering program, and distance from my home. At Wilkes, I am a member of the class of 2024 and the Honors Program 2024 cohort. In addition to that, I have a work study job as an Admissions Ambassador on campus. In my free time, I watch or play sports and watch movies. I am also an Eagle Scout and do community service whenever I can."

  • Honors and Science
  • Clubs and Extracurriculars
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Neha Metgud

Cohort: 2022
Majors: Biology and Chemistry

"I am from Mountain Top, PA located about twenty minutes from Wilkes. I chose Wilkes University because they have an amazing Biology Department and Premed Program. I am currently a junior and I am also heavily involved here at Wilkes. I have been a part of Student Government the past two years, a WEBS student coordinator, e-mentor, and a TA . Outside of school I love to hang with my friends, run, and travel. If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out about anything!"

  • Academic Research
  • Community Service
  • Honors and Science
  • Study Abroad
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Nicole Middleton

Cohort: 2023
Major: Pharmacy
Concentration: Public Health

"Hi! My name is Nicole, and I'm from Yardley, PA. I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, binge watching TV, and online shopping. I live on campus, and I am a part of various clubs. I also have a work study job as a Chemistry TA. Feel free to reach out with any questions!"

  • Honors and Pharmacy
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Nicole O'Rourke

Cohort: 2024
Major: Biology

"I'm a biology major on a pre-veterinary track and love animals. I am in the graduating class of 2024 and am from Staten Island, NY. Some of my hobbies include reading and hiking, and I also play on the softball team for Wilkes. I like to be active and travel, and I look forward to studying abroad."

  • Honors and Sports
  • Honors and Science
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Prutha Patel

Cohort: 2024
Major: Pharmacy

"I am from East Stroudsburg (about 1.5 hours from here). I am what I like to call a "fan of experience" which means I love to jump around and experience different things. I am very passionate about the work that I do. I love to travel around within the US and outside! I was never a sports person, but I am an active person in that I love to do different activities like zip lining, paragliding, jet skiing, bungee jumping and more. "

  • Community Service
  • Honors and Pharmacy
  • Work Study and Other Employment
  • Cultural Integration
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Rhia Aurand

Cohort: 2022
Major: Elementary Education with a certification in Special Education
Minor: Reading

"Hi everyone! My name is Rhia and I'm a junior here at Wilkes. I'm from Southern Chester County PA. I am on the softball team here at Wilkes where I pitch and play the outfield. My hobbies include hiking, traveling, and cooking/baking. On my bucket list is to hike Banff in Canada!"

  • Honors and Sports
  • Clubs and extracurriculars
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Sean Schmoyer

Cohort: 2022
Major: Communication Studies
Minors: History and Creative Writing

"I am a junior at Wilkes University I grew up in Macungie, Pennsylvania but currently live in Roseto PA. I found Wilkes through the Tom Bigler Journalism Conference while I was in high school, and after looking at other schools no other campus had the Communications department or small campus feel like Wilkes did. I live on campus and take part in a handful of clubs and extracurricular activities that reflect my hobbies of writing, playing video games, watching movies, TV shows, and anime and playing table-top games. I am also a big fan of music and podcasts. My favorite part of being on campus are the variety of different friends I have made from across different majors and years."

  • Community Service
  • Honors and the Creative Arts
  • Clubs and Extracurriculars

Contact

Jen McLaughlin

jennifer.mclaughlin1@wilkes.edu

570-408-7831