Rock Valley College

Peer Mentoring

  • group of peer mentors outside of the student center

Peer Mentors are college students just like you! Get real answers from real students.


Meet the RVC Peer Mentors!

Welcome! The First Year Experience (FYE) Office would like to introduce you to our Peer Mentors. Peer Mentors are current RVC students who can help you navigate your time in college and answer your questions. They look forward to connecting with you this semester!

Headshot of Peer Mentor Abbi P. on the bridgeAbbi P.

Pronouns: She/Her
High school attended: Harlem High School
Major: Nursing
Plans after RVC: Transfer to Millikin
Favorite class you’ve taken at RVC: US History
Clubs or organizations you belong to at RVC: Peer Mentor Club
Fun fact about yourself: I had a kidney transplant 11 years ago
What are you most excited about for the new semester? Going to in person class
What is one thing you wish you would have known your first semester? Pace myself

Headshot of Audra on the bridgeAudra E.

Pronouns: She/Her
High school attended: Boylan Catholic High School
Major: Education
Plans after RVC: Transferring 
Favorite class you’ve taken at RVC: World Religions 
Fun fact about yourself: I once sang at Carnegie Hall with a national youth choir
What are you most excited about for the new semester? Being able to do face to face classes
What is one thing you wish you would have known your first semester? Prioritize your mental health first
 

Headshot of Rakan on the bridgeRakan A.

Pronouns: He/Him
High school attended: Rockford East High School
Major: Mechanical Engineering 
Plans after RVC: After RVC, I want to at Woodward Inc. while pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at NIU.
Favorite class you’ve taken at RVC: CIS 276, C++ Programming 
Fun fact about yourself: In my free time, I go and do kickboxing and after training, I enjoy watching movies and TV shows.
What are you most excited about for the new semester? For every semester, I get excited about the fact that I am getting closer to finishing all my required classes and getting my degree
What is one thing you wish you would have known your first semester? I wish that I had known about all of the resources at RVC that are there to help me

closeup of peer mentor, Karina M.Karina M.

Pronouns: She/Her
High school attended: Jefferson High School
Major: Nursing
Plans after RVC: Work with Pediatrics and after take a course in injector nursing
Favorite class you’ve taken at RVC: Intro to Sociology
Clubs or organizations you belong to at RVC: Student Government Association
Fun fact about yourself: I have transferred between 3 different high schools.
What are you most excited about for the new semester? Meeting new people and helping them feel at ease at RVC.
What is one thing you wish you would have known your first semester? That there are many free resources to help the semester go well, such as the Writing Center and Tutoring.


Connect with a Peer Mentor

Have a question or want to connect with one of our Mentors? Call them at (815) 921-4128 or email RVC-PeerMentors@rockvalleycollege.edu. You can also get matched with a peer mentor by completing a peer mentee application.


First Year Experience (FYE) Student Connect     

Peer mentors are college students just like you! FYE  Student Connect is your way to get answers from real Rock Valley College students. Through FYE Student Connect you can ask any RVC related question and get an answer from one of our Peer Mentors.

Do you have questions about where to go for tutoring, how other students manage their time, or tips on getting the best class schedule? Or, are you  a student who is looking to start college soon, but you want to know  what it is like to be in college?

Our peer mentors now offer one-on-one appointments! Make the request through our contact form below or by emailing RVC-PeerMentors@rockvalleycollege.edu

Ask away! Our Peer Mentors are college students who can help you answer your questions from a student perspective.