AMES, IOWA (November 25, 2020) The College of Human Sciences learning-community peer mentors were recently named for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Brenna Kundel, a(n) elementary education major from Davenport, Iowa (52806), has been named a peer mentor for the Future Teacher Future Leaders learning community, a group that connects students with both social and academic activities.

Eleanor Kurth, a(n) kinesiology and health major from Bettendorf, Iowa (52722), has been named a peer mentor for the Kinesiology Freshman learning community, a group that helps incoming freshman explore academic and social experiences within their major.

Katharine Jackovich, a(n) elementary education major from Eldridge, Iowa (52748), has been named a peer mentor for Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers learning community, a group for students whom want to explore teaching as a career path.

Peer mentors help guide Iowa State students, helping them adjust to their surroundings and gain academic and social experiences, further connecting them to their major and fellow peers.

About the College of Human Sciences

Students in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences prepare to work in fields that impact the health, well-being, and education of individuals throughout the lifespan to advance families, schools, and communities. Scholars and practitioners in these fields work together to expand human potential and improve people's lives.

The college encompasses academic units that include the School of Education and four departments, including apparel, events, and hospitality management; food science and human nutrition; human development and family studies; and kinesiology and health. In partnership with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, these units provide outreach to improve the daily lives of Iowans and others around the world.

About Iowa State

At Iowa State University, students don't get just an average college experience. They get an adventure. After all, we offer students a challenging career-oriented academic setting paired with a welcoming campus environment. And above all else, we encourage our students to achieve and we provide the support they need to do just that.

Iowa State University is one of the nation's most student-centered public research universities and is recognized among the top 50 public universities in the nation by US News and World Report. With hundreds of student clubs and organizations, thousands of internship and co-op opportunities, and more than 80 learning communities, the university offers a student experience rich in academic and social diversity. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries choose to come to Ames, Iowa, to study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills.

Part of what makes Iowa State such a special place for our students to learn and grow is the uniqueness of the faculty and staff who work here. Our faculty and staff have established a leading-edge reputation among peers for innovative interdisciplinary academic programs, an ever-expanding learning-community program, and entrepreneurial experiences for students.

Plus, Ames has been recognized as the second-best college town with a population under 250,000. And did we mention we've also been voted one of the top 10 best places to live in America? So it's no wonder why our students love it here.

At Iowa State, students will find 100 majors, 800 clubs, and one amazing adventure.

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