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URI Providence Campus

80 Washington Street

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-277-5000

Peer Mentors at CCE
Student Services
Room 125

Who are we? Like you, we are adult students at CCE. We know what it’s like to begin college or to return to college while working, being a parent, and managing a home. It can be a challenging time – it can seem risky, frightening and wonderful, all at the same time. Sometimes it can be terrific and sometimes it can be very tough. We understand how classes and exams can cause anxiety, stress and self-doubt but there is help available.

Peer Mentors can help you with:

  • Time management and how to juggle all your life and course demands,
  • Overcoming test anxiety,
  • Navigating Sakai and e-Campus
  • Communicating with professors and classmates
  • Improving listening and note-taking skills
  • Finding campus resources
  • Other issues that can impact your success

Peer Mentors also have information on the following resources:

  • Who to speak with regarding financial aid and scholarships
  • Textbook resources
  • Help with computer questions
  • Finding a tutor

Please feel free to contact us with any questions – if we do not know the answers, we will know who to ask.

We are trained as Peer Mentors to provide you with information and support to help ensure this will be one of the best times of your life. As Peer Mentors we will listen to you while sharing our experiences and expertise. We are here to support, encourage and offer help – ALL CONVERSATIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.

NEW: we now have a Peer Mentor email address: peermentor@etal.uri.edu. We know that time can be a premium for students with busy lives; if you have a quick question you can access Peer Mentors through this private email address. All emails will remain confidential.

These are the Peer Mentors here to help you:

Mediana Casimir

Mediana Casimir: I am a sophomore majoring in Nursing. My goal as a Peer Mentor is to help other students coping with life obstacles while going to school, and provide them with all the information they need in order to succeed in college.

Julio Contreras

Julio Contreras: I am a junior here at the University and I am a double major in Animal Science and Italian. As a Peer Mentor my goal is to be somebody that students can go to where their complaints, questions, or concerns can be heard and understood. I want to be a guide that can show them what URI really has to offer.

Stephanie Howie

Stephanie Howie: I’m in my junior year with a major in Psychology. I cannot call myself a traditional student; I think “contemporary student” is a better fit for me. People my age are returning back to school, acquiring the education they were unable to obtain due to life’s unforeseen circumstances. I’m looking forward to being a Peer Mentor and hope I can be of some service in making the transition back to school as easy as possible.

Tracie Montgomery

Tracie Montgomery: I am a sophomore in the Psychology program. As a new Peer Mentor, I’m looking forward to working with my fellow students and faculty to make campus life a little more enjoyable for all.

William Vega

William Vega: I am a junior majoring in Psychology. My goal as a Peer Mentor is to provide my fellow students with a support system that they can rely on when school gets the best of them. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”
— Napoleon Hill

We are here to help you with whatever you need to succeed in your college goals. Stop by Student Services in Room 125 to see a Peer Mentor.