Freshmen are taking “FASTrack” to success FASTrack is a one-year academic program for freshmen students designed to help them adjust to classes and feel a part of the campus. “I preach getting involved,” said Sovent Taylor, a FASTrack advisor. “We require community service in the FASTrack EDHE class. The program, in itself, is involvement. You […]
Sarah Smitherman, Ben Piñon and Susan Nicholas, FASTrack academic mentors, along with Kathy Trabue, AmeriCorps VISTA, volunteered at the Oxford Recycling Center the Monday after the Mizzou game sorting through recycled materials from the Grove. Building community. Making a difference.
The FASTrack Halloween Study Break gave our students the chance to wind down after the midterm rush and continue building social connections with their friends and mentors. Our peer mentors organized the event with a variety of activities, including a costume area for those who did not come prepared with a costume, a pumpkin marshmallow eating contest, a […]
On Monday, September 30, 2013 we held a FASTrack Game Night for our students, peer mentors and academic mentors to engage with each other and continue building relationships with their FASTrack family. Our event coordinator and peer mentors were active participants in planning the event and activities played. With games like Uno, Apples to Apples, Mad Gab and Jenga, along with our […]
FASTrack students take 3 classes together during the fall semester and 3 more in the spring.
Jesus Diaz, biology major, orientation leader, and former member of FASTrack, helps a new student navigate campus the first week of classes. Photo by Robert Jordan/UM Communications