Parmentors organization member

Student Groups


The parMentor organization is a long-standing and distinct Baker University tradition. Its name is derived from historic Parmenter Hall.

Kelsey Nolte

Staff Advisor

Office of the President

University Ambassadors

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 Weekend, and the Athletic Hall of Fame.

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 become a parMentor, a student must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be enrolled full time
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
  • Have completed 12 credit hours the semester before selection
  • Be socially adept and responsible
  • Be familiar with Baker University history, traditions, and current initiatives

Student Experience


I joined parMentors because the program connects students with mentors, which can be so helpful when students don’t really know what they want to do.
Having a mentor to bounce ideas off of and get advice from has been invaluable to me in trying to plan for my future. Meeting other alumni through working events has also been super rewarding. Finally, I love being a parMentor because I feel like I have an in to some exclusive Baker events like building openings and dinners for alumni, which is so cool!


Parmentors organization members group photo

Selection Process

Students interested in participating in the parMentor organization must submit an online application by the deadline listed above. Submitted applications will be reviewed, and students who are granted an interview will be notified via campus email. Interviews are conducted each spring semester.

The interview selection committee, composed of the organization directors, faculty, staff, and current parMentor student directors, will choose the new members. Upon completion of the interview, students will be notified via campus email of selection to the parMentor organization.