Pharmacy Alumni Society Mentor of the Year Award
In nominating Allison Sleem, her student nominator indicated that she could tell that she “wanted me to succeed” and was genuinely interested in her pharmacy career journey. She cited Alison for being open with her, being more than happy to answer questions and giving her honest feedback. The student mentioned how willing Allison was to meet with her and her interest in possible questions that the student could have. According to the student, “She encouraged me to learn more and to find my path.”
College of Pharmacy faculty member Keri Hager’s enthusiastic student nominator in Duluth stated, “I really could not have been paired with a better mentor,” She went on to describe how much about Pharmacy she learned from Keri and how wide-reaching their mentoring relationship was. She indicated how Keri was extremely encouraging, believed in her and wanted her to succeed. The student stated Keri introduced her to many “incredible” pharmacists and helped her to decide about potential pharmacy areas to pursue. The student nominator continued, “…I know our relationship will continue to grow throughout my time in pharmacy school.”
About the Award
The Mentor of the Year is an individual who has shown support of the mentoring program and its goals; has demonstrated a genuine interest in mentoring students; is willing to spend time in mentoring students; and has created a positive mentoring experience for students. The award is sponsored by the Pharmacy Alumni Society.