BoilerMENTOR Program


BoilerMENTOR Program

In the BoilerMENTOR program, first-year students are connected with a peer mentor within the College of Education. The peer mentoring relationship includes a series of support initiatives to assist first-year students in completing their academic goals, from the identification of institutional support resources, joining a study group, attending campus activities. Students selected as BoilerMENTORs are leaders on campus and within our college. Their strong commitment to academics serves as a platform for where we desire our incoming students to reach. BoilerMENTORs schedule frequent meetings with their assigned mentees to discuss adjusting to college life, provide information on academic resources and serve as a bridge between incoming students and faculty/staff.

The BoilerMENTOR program is offered through the Division of Diversity and Inclusion

College of Education BoilerMENTORs

Joseline AguilarJoseline Aguilar

Major: Elementary Education/Special Education (Dual Major)
Year: Junior

Read more about Joseline Aguilar

My name is Joseline and I am a junior from Crawfordsville, IN. I am currently a College of Education Ambassador and member of S.E.E.D.

Advice to incoming students: Don’t underestimate benefits of participating in the BoilerMentor program. This mentoring program helped me tremendously during my first year at Purdue and I’m sure it will help you as well.

Kailee HildebrandKailee Hildebrand

Major: Elementary Education
Year: Junior

Read more about Kailee Hildebrand

Hello! My name is Kailee Hildebrand! I am currently a junior studying Elementary Education from Brownstown, IN. I am the treasurer of Students in Education Enhancing Diversity.

Advice to incoming students: Take every chance you get to try something new. College is very different from high school and stepping out of your comfort zone will encourage you to meet new people.

Jeremy MankinsJeremy Mankins

Major: Social Studies Education
Year: Junior

Read more about Jeremy Mankins

Hi! My name is Jeremy Mankins, and I am a junior studying Social Studies Education from Romeoville, IL. I am a member of Students in Education Enhancing Diversity (S.E.E.D.), The All American Marching Band, and other clubs and organizations on campus.

Advice to incoming students: Join some clubs that suit your interest, but also clubs that will also provide support and encouragement for you throughout your first year here at Purdue. Welcome to the team and Boiler Up!

Past Mentors

Tiffany Hairston
Julie Kim


For more information about the College of Education’s BoilerMENTOR program contact Shana Jones at

BoilerMENTOR information flyer