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Academic Peer Mentoring

An Academic Peer Mentor meets with a student.

Prepare for Success

Academic Peer Mentoring helps Liberty University residential undergraduate students build essential skills for college success. Connect with a trained peer for support and encouragement in your academic journey.

Through a series of at least three one-on-one meetings per semester, an Academic Peer Mentor can help you in the following areas:

  • Setting customized and achievable goals
  • Time management and organization
  • College reading, study, and test-taking skills
  • Coping with procrastination and stress
  • Connecting with resources around campus
  • Building positive habits for university life

Each Peer Mentor is a junior, senior, or graduate student who has proven his or her ability to succeed academically at Liberty University and is trained to serve fellow students. Academic Peer Mentors do not provide tutoring, writing coaching, academic advising, career guidance, or counseling.


Meet with an Academic Peer Mentor

Jenessa Sabanos

Assistant Director of Academic Peer Mentoring

jsabanos@liberty.edu

(434) 592 – 7788

Taylor VermillionTaylor Vermillion

Academic Peer Mentor
tmvermillion@liberty.edu

Junior: B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Specializations:

  • School of Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Applied Studies and Academic Success

Elizabeth FitzpatrickElizabeth Fitzpatrick

Academic Peer Mentor
elfitzpatrick1@liberty.edu

Senior: B.A. in American Sign Language and Interpreting

Specializations:

  • School of Music
  • Rawlings School of Divinity
  • School of Education

Shykeim WilliamsShykeim Williams

Academic Peer Mentor
siwilliams2@liberty.edu

Senior: B.S. in Exercise Science: Fitness Specialist
Junior: B.S.N. in Nursing

Specializations:

  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing 

Joseph OwitiJoseph Owiti

Academic Peer Mentor
jpowiti@liberty.edu

Senior: B.S. in Computer Science: Software Engineering

Specializations:

  • School of Engineering
  • School of Aeronautics
  • Helms School of Government
  • International Student Mentor

Grace Fagbemi

Grace Fagbemi

Academic Peer Mentor
egfagbemi@liberty.edu

Senior: B.S. in Business Admin.: Project Management

Specializations:

  • School of Business
  • School of Comm. & Digital Content
  • School of Visual & Performing
  • International Student Mentor

For more information about Academic Peer Mentoring, email peermentoring@liberty.edu or call (434) 582-2226.