Mentors-in-Residence

The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities is finding ways to honor Ms. Ifill's commitment, not only to the highest standards of excellence, but also to community and to mentoring.

The Mentor-in-Residence program is a signature initiative that invites to campus talented professionals who are achieving success in their fields and expanding the range of voices and perspectives in it. Mentors-in-Residence share their knowledge and help us foster the potential of our students so that they, too, may pursue lives of purpose.

Residencies are typically short-term (one day to one week) with an itinerary that matches the talents and interests of the particular mentor. Activities might include class visits, workshops, themed lunches, readings, teaching discussions, meeting with student organizations, one-on-one sessions, community activities, or other ways the mentor might share their knowledge with the next generation. Mentors-in-Residence are hosted by one or more of the departments in Ifill College.


List of Mentors-in-Residence

NameDatesSponsoring Group
Marlena Cesar-Mendez4/21/21 & 4/28/21Office of Advancement, Offices of the Provost, Center for Career Education, the African American Alumni Association, Department of Communications, and ENGL 220/GCS 406
Lisa Harrison4/21/21 & 4/28/21Office of Advancement, Offices of the Provost, Center for Career Education, the African American Alumni Association, Department of Communications, and BUS 234
Kemarah Sika4/21/21 & 4/28/21Office of Advancement, Offices of the Provost, Center for Career Education, the African American Alumni Association, Department of Communications, and COMM 323
Lolita Walker4/21/21 & 4/28/21Office of Advancement, Offices of the Provost, Center for Career Education, the African American Alumni Association, Department of Communications, and LDR 101
Crystal Axis12/1/20-12/2/20English
Ekua Holmes11/18/20Art & Music and Children's Literature
Tricia Sitemere2/20/20Africana Studies
Carmen Báez11/4/19-11/5/19Communications
Alex Kittle9/24/19-9/25/19Art & Music and English
Lisa Mullins 4/8/19 - 4/9/19Simmons Radio and Communications
Nancy Ancrum3/25/19 - 3/27/19Communications and Student-Driven Media Productions
Sneha Shrestha3/20/19 - 3/22/19Trustman Gallery and English/Women's and Gender Studies
Yolanda Coentro3/12/19 - 3/13/19HUM 370, COMM 370, and AADM 390
Elizabeth Acevedo2/11/19 - 2/13/19Children's Literature and Africana Studies