The parMentor organization is a long-standing and distinct Baker University tradition. Its name is derived from historic Parmenter Hall, but is spelled differently.
First and foremost, parMentors represent the university in an official capacity. They assist with important university events throughout the year, such as commencements, Homecoming, Alumni Reunion Weekend, Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Scholarship Gala and Auction.
The second aspect of the organization is attendance at monthly meetings or programs that support parMentors in their role as University hosts and help them further develop social, networking and professional skills.
The parMentor program also provides mentoring. Each parMentor is matched with an alumnus or alumna or a member of the Baker University Board of Trustees based on academic majors and career interests. After the initial Meet Your Mentor event, parMentors are responsible for maintaining contact with their mentors.
To qualify as a parMentor, a student must be enrolled full time with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. He or she must have completed 12 credit hours the semester before selection. ParMentors must be socially adept and responsible and are asked to be familiar with Baker University history, traditions and current initiatives.
Interviews for parMentors will be conducted each April, and prospective members should complete the online application in February or March. The selection committee, composed of trustees, faculty, staff and members of the parMentor Board of Directors, will choose the new members. Students will be notified via letter of selection to the parMentor program.
Apply by 5 p.m. April 1