The GenFirst!@Bucknell Mentoring Program facilitates relationships between first-generation students and first-generation faculty and/or staff who have offered to provide assistance and support throughout your years at Bucknell.

What's the mentoring program like?

You'll have opportunities to connect and network with your mentor and other mentees at campus programs. Plus, at least twice a semester, you'll share a meal with your mentor to touch base about your Bucknell transition, academics, social life, etc. Mentors know a lot about Bucknell, and they know what it's like to be a first-generation student.

Click to learn more about these mentors.

Ellen Amarante

Ellen Amarante

Deliberate, Reflective, Relational
Learning Support Specialist, Teaching & Learning Center

Kelly Anzulavich

Kelly Anzulavich

Empathetic, Positive, Enthusiastic
Annual Giving Officer

Stephen Apanel

Stephen Apanel

Energetic, Motivated, Passionate
Director of Housing Services

Jackie Cetera

Jackie Cetera

Caring, Passionate, Fun
Associate Director for Residential Education

Chris Connacher

Chris Connacher

Energetic, Fun-loving, Compassionate
Staff Psychologist, Counseling & Student Development Center

Christopher Dancy

Christopher Dancy

Laid-back, Friendly, Excited
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Emily Dietrich

Emily Dietrich

Levelheaded, Accepting, Compassionate
Externship Program Director, Career Development Center

Jose Jesus Figueroa

Jose Jesus Figueroa

Proactive, Outgoing, Fun
Office Coordinator, Civic Engagement

Chrissy Findlay

Chrissy Findlay

Hard Working, Athletic, Friendly
Associate Dean of Admissions

Heather Fowler

Heather Fowler

Perspective is everything!
Director, Office of Accessibility Resources

Jennifer Ellis Fritz

Jennifer Ellis Fritz

Friendly, Resilient, Reliable
Associate Director, Office of Global & Off-campus Education

Ramona Fruja

Ramona Fruja

Attuned to people, Committed, Analytical
Assistant Professor of Education

Kerin G. Goecke

Kerin Goecke

Determined, Intuitive, Trustworthy
Administrative Assistant to the President

Missy Gutkowski

Missy Gutkowski

Energetic, Passionate, Multitasker
Assistant Director Experiential Programs, College of Management

Ashley Hubler

Ashley Hubler

Energetic, Daring, Dependable
Community Director

Michelle C. Johnson

Michelle C. Johnson

Balanced, Engaged, Passionate
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Ivy Kepner

Ivy Kepner

Determined, Open-minded, Hard-working
Assistant Dean, College of Management

Sabrina Kirby

Sabrina Kirby

Open-minded, Sympathetic, Nature lover
Writing & Teaching Consultant, Writing Center

Danielle Kraus

Danielle Kraus

Dedicated, Observant, Helpful
Benefits Specialist, Human Resources

Katarzyna Lecky

Katarzyna Lecky

Shy, Sociable, Dedicated
Assistant Professor of English

Elena Machado Sáez

Elena Machado Sáez

Imagining + Interpreting = Fulfilling
Professor of English

Lewis (Chip) Marrara

Lewis (Chip) Marrara

Outgoing, Broad life experiences, Listens well
Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct

Tansa (Tony) Massoud

Tansa (Tony) Massoud

Driven, Honest, Optimistic
Associate Professor of Political Science

Peter McNamara

Peter McNamara

Listener, Level-headed, Always learning
Professor of Mathematics

Xiannong Meng

Xiannong Meng

Curious, Open-minded, Friendly
Professor of Computer Science

Caro Mercado

Caro Mercado

Intuitive, Creative, Fierce
Associate Dean and Director of Partnerships

Leocadia Paliulis

Leocadia Paliulis

Enthusiastic, Hard-working, Curious
Associate Professor of Biology

Laura Pantano

Laura Pantano

Friendly, Easy to talk to, Down to Earth
Associate Dean of Students - Health, Wellness & Safety

Richard Rinehart

Richard Rinehart

Curious, Fun-loving, Survivor
Director, Samek Art Museum

Marylyn Scott

Marylyn Scott

Jamaican, Christian, Thespian
Senior Associate Dean of Admissions

Brian J. Smith

Brian J. Smith

Curious, Logical, Easily Sunburned
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Andrew Stuhl

Andrew Stuhl

Live, Love, Laugh
Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities

Chris Watters

Chris Watters

MBA, Worked in Corporate, GA to PA
Senior Associate Director, On-campus Engagement for Alumni Relations

Zhiqun Zhu

Zhiqun Zhu

Optimistic, Friendly, Happy camper
Professor of Political Science and International Relations