Advising team announces 2022 peer mentor cohort

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 10:15am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications has recently selected its new cohort of peer mentors for the 2022-2023 school year.

During the First Year Experience class, a required course for all first-semester students in the college, students are assigned to a peer mentor. Mentors offer advice on topics they wish they had known as a freshman to help first-year students build relationships and navigate college successfully. 

“I am so excited for our incoming first-year students to meet their peer mentors this upcoming fall semester,” said Bridgett Grant, an academic advisor in CoJMC and the advisor for the CoJMC peer mentor program.

“We have a wonderful cohort of peer mentors that will be serving our new students and I could not be more proud of this group of leaders. They are ready and excited to start interacting with their students and help navigate their mentees through their semester here at UNL.”

The new peer mentors, including their year, major and hometown, are:


  • Beatrice: Holly Fischer, junior, advertising & public relations, broadcasting; Max Meyer, sophomore, sports media & communications

  • Bellevue: Kieran Strawmier, junior, advertising & public relations, sports media & communications

  • Elkhorn: Cole Petersen, junior, sports media & communications

  • Elm Creek: Hallie Gutzwiller, junior, broadcasting; Kara Stone, junior, journalism, political science

  • Lincoln: Campbell Sharpe, junior, advertising & public relations; Maddie Ames, sophomore, journalism, political science

  • Nebraska City: Macy Neumeister, junior, journalism, broadcasting

  • Omaha: Ben Lapman, senior, journalism; Lexie Worden, sophomore, advertising & public relations, journalism

  • Weeping Water: Addi Bickford, sophomore, sports media & communications

  • York: Drew Baldridge, sophomore, advertising & public relations


  • Conifer: Sammy Smith, sophomore, journalism

  • Parker: Lauren Penington, junior, journalism, political science


  • Lenexa: Katie Lockyear, junior, journalism, advertising & public relations


  • Austin: Jenna Gruber, senior, advertising & public relations, journalism 

  • Pequot Lakes: Megan Buffington, sophomore, journalism

  • Rosemount: Liz Howard, senior, advertising & public relations 


  • Kansas City: Lily Henkle, junior, advertising & public relations


  • Boerne: Cole Williams, junior, advertising & public relations

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