Chandler Thompson talks about the numerous mentors who had an impact on her while at student leader at NC State. Interview on July 6, 2013. (1:35)


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Yeah. I think there's a long list of people that played the role 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:04.525
of a mentor while I was here at NC State. My academic advisor 00:00:04.525 - 00:00:08.220
in First Year College, Melissa, she was a great first point of contact 00:00:08.220 - 00:00:13.796
for me, and then I think once I got involved in various organizations 00:00:13.796 - 00:00:18.102
the advisors to those organizations and other people in Student Affairs 00:00:18.102 - 00:00:22.839
at NC State really became, you know, those people that guided me 00:00:22.839 - 00:00:29.714
through the four years and supported me either when I was coming 00:00:29.714 - 00:00:33.748
to them having, you know, what I thought, or maybe what was 00:00:33.748 - 00:00:36.571
a really good idea, or maybe when I had a problem and I was dealing 00:00:36.571 - 00:00:41.535
with something and wanted their help, whether it was-. Gosh, I asked them 00:00:41.535 - 00:00:45.726
anything from sending an email-"Does this sound right?"-to some type 00:00:45.726 - 00:00:50.724
of issue that we were addressing on campus, and a couple of those people-- 00:00:50.724 - 00:00:55.310
Evelyn Reiman; Mindy Sopher; Dr. Tom Stafford, luckily I got to work 00:00:55.310 - 00:01:00.587
with him very closely; Eileen Coombes, who's been the student government advisor 00:01:00.587 - 00:01:04.816
for the last five years, I got to work with her; Mike Giancola, 00:01:04.816 - 00:01:08.814
worked closely with him because Eileen was on maternity leave for awhile; 00:01:08.814 - 00:01:13.747
and then Chancellor Woodson I think my final year as student body president, 00:01:13.747 - 00:01:18.669
working with him and Provost Arden, I felt like they had an open door policy 00:01:18.669 - 00:01:24.168
with me. P. J. Teal in the chancellor's office as well, she had a huge impact. 00:01:24.168 - 00:01:30.893
Our monthly lunches were very helpful as I was in my leadership role. 00:01:30.893 - 00:01:34.850

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