Mena, Dolores (Counselor Education) is Stepping Beyond (2)


“Dr. Mena goes above and beyond to help her students succeed. She often stays late to meet with students who need different types of support. Dr. Mena advises students who aren’t on her case load and provides support to students outside of her office hours. I have dropped by her office both after hours (after 9:30 pm) and during spring break. I’ve have also seen and heard about how she have gone out if her way to help other fellow students.” — Anonymous

“When I think of faculty who “step beyond”, Dr. Mena instantly comes to mind. Whether it is her thoughtful and timely responses to e-mails or her accessibility for thesis guidance or academic advising, she is there for her students. Her dedication and work ethic inspires me each day to give my best as a graduate student and as an educator with my own students. Many evenings she stays late to provide input on our work or to read applications of prospective EDCO students. It’s also not rare to find her around on Friday afternoons when most of the campus has started their weekend. I truly appreciate the sacrifice Dr. Mena made with Dr. Laker last winter to lead us on a trip to Costa Rica–what a great cultural and educational experience. Dr. Mena is a huge part of why I feel like being in EDCO is more than just a graduate program, but a family. On top of all this, she is a dedicated mother and wife–this makes her a tremendous role model for anyone in higher education.” –Anonymous

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