Mentorship Program

saluteCoordinated by the Veteran Services Office, part of the Center for Military and Veteran Education of Excelsior College, the program connects newly enrolled MACS with currently enrolled senior level MACS students or alumnus. The program allows new students to realize greater success through camaraderie. At the conclusion of the program, mentors and mentees may find that the learning has been mutual and that the relationship has grown in ways not originally foreseen in the beginning.

*Military Affiliated Community Students (MACS) include: military, veteran, guard, reserve, DoD civilians, and their spouses.


As a mentor, you will help to ease another MACS’s transition to the online learning environment and provide encouragement and tips on how to be successful. You need to be an Excelsior College student or alumni, have a 3.0 – 4.0 GPA, and willing to commit time to conversing with a new military affiliated community student.

In order to establish a successful relationship, mentors and mentees must be:

  • receptive to guidance and suggestions
  • open and honest with each other
  • supportive of each other
  • positive in attitude
  • goal-oriented

Ready to get started being a mentor or mentee?

If you are interested in being a mentee or a mentor please complete the application form below (you must be logged in first). If you have questions about joining the program or need any information or assistance once you’ve joined, please call Judy Reed, director of veteran services at 518-464-8678.

Submit Application

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Note: Once a mentor and mentee are matched, phone numbers and email addresses will be provided.

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