November 12, 2009
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PNC Faculty Member Hours for Ours Mentor Recruitment Liaison Rep
Westville – Purdue University North Central faculty member Lori Radtke, continuing lecturer of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work Field Director, has been appointed the PNC Mentor Recruitment Liaison Representative.
According to Chip Cotman, program coordinator for Hours for Ours, a school-based mentoring program for the Michigan City Area Schools (MCAS), Radtke will facilitate interested PNC students, faculty and staff members interested in mentoring a student from the MCAS.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for PNC students and faculty members to connect with community service,” said Cottman. “Children do not develop in isolation; they grow and develop in interactions with many school, neighborhood, and community systems.”
PNC students, faculty and staff have a history of volunteering in the community and a number are involved with Hours for Ours.
As Radtke explained, “Our PNC students, faculty and staff members can offer a needed source of social support that provides opportunities for feedback about themselves and for validations of their expectations concerning others in their community. It may also offset deficiencies in other community systems.”
Three Mentoring programs available through the MCAS Hours for Ours Program: After-school Mentoring, Lunch Buddies, and E-Mentoring. The Email-Mentoring program promotes the concept of community without geographical limitations and volunteers may share their time regardless of distance or time restraints.
Further information may be obtained by contacting Radtke at 785-5200, ext. 5727 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Radtke is available to speak to individuals or with groups about this opportunity.