Building a Community of Student Success
The mission of the Office of Peer Mentoring is to help incoming students to successfully integrate into the campus community by offering support in connecting to college resources, advisors, and staff as well as community resources when applicable. Peer Mentors will actively listen and engage in conversations with assigned students in an effort to inspire mentees to think critically and to persist in finding solutions when they encounter obstacles to their success so that they may stay motivated and persist in their education at NSCC.
When a mentee commits to their academic success and selects the Peer Mentoring Program, everyone benefits. The mentees, mentors, and the Nashville State community will receive numerous benefits.
Benefits to Mentors
- To share one's knowledge and expertise
- To enhance self-esteem
- To share academic, leadership, career, and learning goals
- To enjoy the feeling of being useful and supportive
- A meaningful resume entry
Benefits to Mentees
- To learn more about the college and the community
- To build self-esteem
- To enhance self-motivation, self-discipline, and goal setting
- To be successful in one's academic career
- To be motivated by academic success
Benefits to Nashville State
- Increase in student retention
- Increase in cultural diversity awareness
- Improve instructor/student rapport
- Improve campus climate
Meet the Mentors
My name is Micheal Fields. I am going to school at Nashville State Community College to learn to be a programmer and possibly create video games as a hobby/career. In my path for video game creation, I find myself practicing in order to be proficient in all areas of the subject; which includes art, writing, coding, music, and some experience in storyboarding.
I was born and grew up in Nashville. In the summers when I was in middle school, I participated in leadership training with the Urban League of Middle TN at Lipscomb University and carry the information I learned from there today. My main goal and the reason I want to be a mentor is to make sure incoming students have a proper grasp of what they need to do so that they are successful in the two years they are here.
My name is Stefanie M. Rogers and I am 45 years old. I have been married for 20 years. I have 4 children: 25 (stepston), 16, 12, and 10; and 6 grandchildren (2 of which live with us ages 4 and 5). I got a degree from NSCC in 1995 in Office Administration; the next thing I got was a Paralegal Certificate, then a Cosmetology License both in 1999. My mom calls me her professional student, but I'm still using all 3 accomplishments today. I also have an at-home bakery, JTS Cakes and Bakes, that I have had for over 16 years and a Youth/Young Adult Ministry (Next Generation Ministry) which was founded in 2013, where I am the founder.
Manager of Peer Mentoring
My name is Miranda Inman. I have worked for Nashville State since 2008 when I started as a part-time secretary in Admissions. I then worked as an admissions clerk and lead new student orientation in my role as an admissions counselor before transitioning into my current role leading the newly established Peer Mentoring program.
As a young adult, I really didn't know what I wanted to study so I spent several years exploring a variety of options before settling into a major. As a result, I have quite a bit of wisdom that I'd love to share with new students who may be struggling with similar issues. I look forward to working with new students! Please feel free to contact me at any time!
A.S. Middle Grades Education (2012), A.A. History (2012) – Nashville State Community College
B.S. Business Management (2017) – Western Governor's University
K-205G, Kisber Building
White Bridge Road Campus
120 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209