HCDC Alumni Mentorship Program
The HCDC Alumni Mentoring Program is an opportunity to develop the professional skills of MSU students, while allowing alumni to invest in the University and enhancing the quality of students.
This program intends to expand the professional growth and career of Mississippi State students through a three-component enrichment program. This includes mentoring and professional development opportunities. Alumni will have a chance to share their personal and professional experience and expertise with students, thus preparing them for a successful future and positive impact on the campus community.
B.R.I.D.G.E.S (Building Relationships that Intentionally Develop Generations of Excellent Scholars) is designed for racially underrepresented freshmen, sophomore and transfer students at Mississippi State University. Each student is assigned a MSU Faculty or Staff mentor for a year who will provide the student with professional and personal skills, resources and guidance to aid in the student’s growth and success at Mississippi State University.
To assist with the retention and support of underrepresented first-year and transfer students at Mississippi State University, the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center created the P.A.W.S. Program, also known as Peers Assisting with Students. The program focuses on student success by assisting freshman and transfer students make a successful transition to the University academically and socially by offering opportunities for building personal connections with students via peer-to-peer relationships. Through this program, mentees will be provided with support and assistance in navigating campus life with the goal of increasing students’ growth in academics, civic engagement, and personal and leadership development.