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Thrive | ETBU's Mentoring Experience

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In support of the University’s mission to holistically develop students, ETBU has initiated a mentoring program called Thrive to cultivate student success through intentional, one-on-one and small group mentoring. Thrive prepares Tigers to flourish intellectually, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially. New, on-campus, undergraduate students will be offered the opportunity to be paired with a mentor (upperclassman, faculty, or staff member) during their first semester at the University.

Find Your Thrive Mentor

Available to Freshman and First-Year Transfer Students

New undergraduate students at ETBU have the opportunity to link with a Thrive mentor during their first semester on campus. The mentee and mentor will meet regularly (face-to-face or via video chat) to help the student become oriented to the culture and expectations at ETBU.  Mentors and mentees will use the Thrive Playbook to guide their discussions and to alert students to campus resources that will assist with their transition to ETBU.

Join a Thrive Group 

Available to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Thrive Groups will meet monthly on the fourth Monday at 10:00 a.m. each month. Students will receive chapel credit for attending their Thrive Group.

Sophomore Year | Who Am I?
Junior Year | Living God's Truth
Senior Year | Integrating Faith in the Marketplace

Contact Information

Name/Title Division Phone
Dana Blackaby
Assistant Professor of Education
Thrive Coordinator
School of Education 903.923.2041 Send Message View Bio