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College Access Team (CAT) Mentors

Elon Academy scholars are encouraged to enroll in academically-challenging high school courses and to be proactive in preparing for college. Scholars are supported in this endeavor through Academic Coaching and our CAT Mentors and Senior CAT Mentors.

The Elon CAT Academy Mentors guide scholars in their efforts to achieve academic excellence and prepare for college. These mentors are current Elon University students and are hired, trained, and supervised by the Assistant Director of Scholar Support. CAT Mentors maintain regular contact with their assigned scholars in order to keep abreast of scholar challenges and successes.

CAT Mentors schedule three “face-to-face” meetings with scholars each semester. These meetings may be individual or in a small group. CAT Mentors submit detailed reports to the Assistant Director of Scholar Support through a private wiki site. Each interaction between scholar and CAT Mentor ensures that scholars are on track, working on college-readiness skills, and receiving academic coaching and/or counseling as needed. Guidance and advice are offered on a variety of topics ranging from study skills and college essays, to high school course selection and “what to expect once in college.” CAT Mentors are charged with identifying any and all forms of scholar need and communicating the need to the Elon Academy staff to ensure that all challenges are addresses in a timely manner.

There are two teams of CAT Mentors. Our College Access Team (CAT) Mentors support our high school junior and sophomore scholars. Our Senior College Access Team (Senior CAT) Mentors support our high school seniors. Senior CAT Mentors receive additional training and support from Elon Academy’s Assistant Director of Student Life and Senior Scholar Support.

Oscar Miranda (all year):
Kevin Alvarado
Mykkyh Corpening
Matthew Garcia
Martha Lopez-Lavias
Bailey McCann
Jorge Rivas
Elizabeth Sobalvarro-Franco
Crystal Carroll (all year):
Caitlen Arnett
Florencio Ortiz-Escobar
Tiffany Roy
Malia White
Catie Rayhorn (all year):
Bailey Bruner
Gerardo Cruz
Alberto Gamboa
Sierra Morris
Malaysia Wilcox
Emily Ciuffetelli (all year):
Cameron Bridges
Abigail Citty
Trevor Edwards
Bradley Lauck
Carlos Matias-Medina

Rachel Gledhill (all year):
Ethan Gabriel
Haley Garrison
Daniela Hercules-Alfaro
Janné Stadler
Jasmine Wilson
Molly Herman-Gallow (all year):
Azlynn Hamlett
Jennifer Te Vazquez
Andy Torres-Reyes
Nyia Wilson

Christina Truska (all year):
Brenda Gonzalez-Vacio
Nazjon Howard
Jacob Hyle
Dajuan Taylor
Ari Tiznado
Taylor Williams (all year):
Xiomara Garcia
Noemi Gavino-Lopez
Corinth McCulley
Armoni Penny
Jaida Torain

Jill Epperson (fall)/ New Hire (spring):
India Goode
Carimar Melendez Rivera
Marielle Muro-Buckingham
Dineisha Newman

Kristen Warren Jordon McRae (all year):
George Castillo
Victor Gonzalez-Ibarra
Kevin Le
Jervey McGlothlin IV
Jaimel Richmond
Preston Sykes

Mariatu Okonofua (fall)/Mirella Cisneros (spring):
Veronica Armas
Kenzi Branstetter
Nyjah Rollins
Logan Tate
Ja’Nyla Thompson 
Ben Rogers (fall)/New Hire (spring):
Axel Barboza
Dylan Coleman
Jason Martinez
Dimari Faucette
Conner Forbis
New Hire (TBD):
Roxanna Campos
Valerie Mason
Justice Mapp
Hope Miller