CHAMPS Mentor Update

Stephanie Kinman's CHAMPS Mentors

CHAMPS Follow Up!

Greetings CHAMPS mentors!!

I wanted to take the time to follow up with everyone after my vacation.

It was great connecting with some of you over the phone during my vacation and I hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted to take the time to discuss a few action items:

  • It is very important that you remember to submit the Progress Reports if you make contact with your Mentee, or are unable to connect with them. This is the only way I am able to track if there has been communication between the both of you.

  • Please submit a report even if you DO NOT communicate with your mentee and express the reason. IE: My mentee was in the field this week and we have plans to connect next week but before they left we discussed X, Y, and Z. If you have tried communicating with your mentee and are not getting a response with no indication to why please express that in the progress report.

  • We have protocol in reaching out to the mentee on the University side, and if we are unable to connect with them we will assign you a new mentee. The program is only successful if we have two willing and participating members. We want to ensure you have a mentee who is just as dedicated to the program as you are so you BOTH find it to be a rewarding experience.

  • Please think of me as your Mentor and without communication between you and I, there is no way I can better support you. I use the Progress Reports to monitor if there is any follow up needed on my part to better support you mentors. I have over 20 mentors that I am working with so it can get overwhelming to keep track which is why the Progress Reports are so important.


  • I hope to see all of you in the CHAMPS Mentor Group on LinkedIn.
  • and also participate in the Student Veterans Organization the SVO is currently looking for new candidates to fill Board Member Roles if you are also interested in getting involved there. (this is for active students only with more than a year left before graduation) you can participate as alumni but the Board positions are only for active students.

If there is anything else I can do to better support you please let me know. If you are waiting on a Mentee to be assigned to you thank you for your patience as I am looking to get you paired as soon as possible. If you have not yet submitted your Bio to me I will not be able to pair you up. Thank you and I am excited to see some success stories within the progress reports, as well as fully prepared to help you navigate and obstacles.

My phone number is P / 866.974.5700 X / 20749 if you have any questions or follow up that you would like to discuss.

Email is stephanie.kinman@ashford.edu

C.H.A.M.P.S. Program Mentor - Sarina Tortoriello / Ashford University