Bayless Board Officers 2018
Hometown: Friendswood, Texas
Career Goals: Physician and work in public health
Favorite Aspect of being a Bayless Mentor: My favorite part about being a Bayless mentor is finding what my students are passionate about learning and seeing their faces light up when they understand something new.
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Career Goals: Attend Medical school in the near future or hopefully make a difference in the world as an engineer.
Favorite Aspect of being a Bayless Mentor: My favorite part about being a mentor for Bayless Elementary is that I can be an older brother to kids who really need someone special in their lives and enjoy seeing the growth that they have after spending one on one time with them.
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Midland, Texas
Career Goals: Enter the medical field
Favorite Aspect of being a Bayless Mentor: I was very involved in the community in my hometown. The Bayless mentoring program has reconnected me to my new community. I am so excited to be a part of the Bayless team and look forward to this year!
Major: Psychology on the Pre-Med Track
Hometown: Rosewell, New Mexico
Career Goals: Attend medical school and become a doctor
Favorite Aspect of being a Bayless Mentor: I love being a Bayless Elementary Mentor and have loved every minute of my time spent with my mentees. This is an activity I look forward to doing every week. Mentoring at Bayless is truly an awesome and life-enriching opportunity to interact with such amazing kids.
Member at Large
Major: Energy Commerce in the Rawls College of Business
Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
Career Goals: I aspire to work for an energy company, either as a Landman or within their midstream group.
Favorite Aspect of being a Bayless Mentor: Being a member of the Bayless Mentoring Program has been my greatest highlight, and the most rewarding volunteer experience I have had while attending Texas Tech. When I first started, I was unaware of what to expect or how much of an impact we, as mentors, could actually have. The students' appreciation for the smallest acts of kindness remind you to never take anything for granted and to always stay lighthearted. I often wish I could do more, but I have come to realize that simply providing a source of friendship and support is often more than enough.
Major: Cell & Molecular Biology/Honors Arts & Letters
Hometown: Lubbock, TX
Career Goals: Physician/Medical Professor
Favorite Aspect of being a Bayless Mentor: My favorite aspect of mentoring at Bayless is being able to have a direct positive impact on someone's life. For some of these kids, seeing their mentor is the highlight of their week, and it feels amazing to be a part of that.
Campus Involvement Coordinator
Hometown: Hobbs, New Mexico
Career Goals: I hope to attend medical school with the long-term goal of working as an orthopedic surgeon.
Favorite Aspect of being a Bayless Mentor: I love everything the Bayless mentoring program has to offer, and really enjoy the opportunity to make a student's week a little better. There is nothing that can beat the smile that lights up your student's face when you walk into their room. Being a mentor you have the unique chance to be a positive influence in a young child's life, which could potentially stick with them for many years. It is truly an amazing thing that I hope all the mentors will take full advantage of.
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Amarillo, Texas
Career Goals: I would like to become a pediatrician in West Texas.
Favorite Aspect of being a Bayless Mentor: I absolutely love going to and assisting with the annual Honors College Banquet that serves as a fundraiser for Bayless Elementary. This event is a great example of how both organizations can work together to serve the community.
For more information on becoming a Bayless mentor, please contact Stacy Poteet at firstname.lastname@example.org
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