A student has selected you to provide a reference statement in support of their application for the Smooth Transitions Mentor Program. The Smooth Transitions Mentor Program is dedicated to supporting first year underrepresented students transition into Albion College. Students who fill out this application are interested in becoming a mentor for up to five first year underrepresented students.
Responsibilities of a Smooth Transitions Mentor
All Smooth Transitions mentors will be responsible for up to five first year students. Each mentor will be expected to devote at least ten hours a week to the program. The mentors will be required to lead weekly small group discussions, have weekly one on one meetings with their mentees, attend bi-weekly supervision meetings, and display characteristics of a positive role model. Mentors will be determined by;
A student's personal desire and reasons for becoming a mentor for underrepresented first years.
A student's characteristics and experiences that are related to mentoring and leading small group discussions.
A student's commitment to diversity on and off campus
A student's campus/community activities and leadership positions
The reference statement you provide will be used by the Smooth Transitions Mentor Program Selection Committee to gain further insight into the candidate's scholarship and leadership experiences relating to the campus and the surrounding communities. Comments regarding the candidate's unique or special contribution as measured by the quality of commitment to diversity and mentorship will be especially helpful in the selection process.
We understand that Smooth Transitions Mentor Program references are busy individuals. We certainly don't want providing a reference statement to be a large task. While your recommendation may be as short or as long as you would like, typical reference statements are between 3-6 sentences. You may provide a formal letter of recommendation, but it is not necessary for this purpose.
The reference statement will only be seen by the Smooth Transitions Selection Committee. Therefore, it is not considered part of the student's official College record and will be held in confidence. Please use the form below to complete the recommendation for the student who has forwarded you this web address.
Reference statements are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017. If this deadline has passed it is still fine to submit your reference. We still want to hear from you. A reference statement received past the deadline will not be held against the applicant in any way as your feedback is an important part of our evaluation process. If you have any questions, you may send email to .
Make a Recommendation
Albion College is the perfect venue for your next special event.
At Albion College, we have more to offer you than just a space for hosting an event. We have a multitude of venues located on a beautiful historic campus where everything you need is easily accessible. Our buildings have character, our campus is intimate, and our staff is exceptional at what we do. From football camps to band camps, business meetings to weddings, equestrian outings to youth group getaways, and from 25 people to 1200 guests, we will provide you with everything you need to make your function a success.
Plan your next event at Albion and enjoy the following:
Quality. A staff that cares about the success of your function, just as much as you do.
Convenience. We're centrally located between Detroit, Kalamazoo and Lansing. On campus, you can easily walk to different amenities within a matter of minutes.
Satisfaction.Bon Appetit, our on-campus restaurant company, cooks healthy and sustainable meals made from scratch.
Variety. Choose from a wide range of venues in order to match your surroundings to the style of your event.
Support. Our technology staff is here to help! Our spaces offer audiovisual equipment and free Wi-Fi.
Safety. Public safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day patrolling our campus.
Beauty. As you walk around our campus, canoe down the river that runs through our small town, or take a group outing through our nature center, you can't help but feel inspired by your surroundings.
Please call 517/629-0671 or contact us online to inquire about a having your next event at Albion College.
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home. We meet with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present. We take positive action. By practicing the Twelve Steps, focusing on The Solution, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our understanding, we find freedom from the past and a way to improve our lives today.
It is for those individuals who feel that their lives have been affected another individual's alcohol and/or drug problem and are seeking support from their peers. It is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.
Adult Children of Alcoholics Meetings are on Wednesday every week from 8:30-9:30 p.m. at 711 Michigan Ave (the white house next to Wesley).
Any questions? Please don't hesitate to contact Amanda Bode at or call 629-0236.