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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.

CAT Mentor Assignments 2017-2018

Imani Vincent (all year):
Jaida Torain
Carlos Matias-Medina
Janné Stadler
Abigail Citty
Daniela Hercules-Alfaro
Grace Hazlett (all year):
Aaliyah Payne
Diana Quintanilla
Eva Perez
Mari Robinson
Zoie Chambers
Molly Herman-Gallow (fall)
Christopher Hernandez (spring):
Azlynn Hamlett
Jennifer Te Vazquez
Andy Torres-Reyes
Nyia Wilson
Ethan Gabriel
Jacob Hyle
Taylor Williams (fall)
Natalia Atwal (Spring):
Xiomara Garcia
Noemi Gavino-Lopez
Haley Garrison
Cameron Bridges
Jasmine Wilson
Corinth McCulley
Ben Rogers (all year):
Axel Barboza
Dylan Coleman
Jason Martinez
Dimari Faucette
Conner Forbis
Jervey McGlothlin IV
Elena Lostoski (all year):
Kenzi Branstetter
Roxanna Campos
Valerie Mason
Justice Mapp
Hope Miller
Ja’Nyla Thompson
Emily Lane (all year):
India Goode
Marielle Muro-Buckingham
Dineisha Newman
Kristen Warren
Kevin Le
Preston Sykes
Christina Truska (all year):
Brenda Gonzalez-Vacio
Nazjon Howard
Dajuan Taylor
Ari Tiznado
Trevor Edwards
Bradley Lauck
Jill Epperson (all year):
Cassie Page
Crystal Murphy
Genesis Wilkins
Oddesciey Rone
Trinity Marshall
Mirella CIsneros (all year):
Veronica Armas
Nyjah Rollins
Jamilla “Logan” Tate
George Castillo
Victor Gonzalez-Ibarra
Bryan Martin (all year):
Alex Cruz
Christian Garcia
Frank Anderson
Miguel Alejo Pascual
Trevor Newport
Quinn Reilly (all year):
Anthony Diaz
Bryce Lauck
Daneiriss Guitierrez
Emmanuel Campos
Paul Ferrante
Jordon McRae (all year):
Jaiyon Cathey
Manny Sanchez
Michael Palestino-Garcia
Zay Alston