Drew Magazine Summer 2016
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MENTORSHIP. In Homer’s Odyssey, Mentor was the sagacious adviser to the young Telemachus, son of Odysseus. Nearly three millennia later, the name lives—thrives—at Drew, where mentorship is ingrained in the campus culture. This issue is formed around the theme of mentorship: former students on the merits of Drew’s extraordinary faculty, a look at our Nobel Prize winner who spent two decades mentoring undergraduates and alumni who pay it forward as mentors.
President MaryAnn Baenninger emphasized mentorship in her inauguration speech. “The relationships between students and faculty, which start out classically around some academic subject matter, quickly turn into a relationship between mentor and mentee, researcher and apprentice, counselor and discerner,” Baenninger said. “Drew students seek out and sustain experiences that provide practical or professional learning as a matter of course, and their professors are the catalysts and the matchmakers between student and experience.”
We think this is precisely what Homer had in mind.
For nearly 150 years, Drew’s faculty have nurtured thousands of Drew students with an uncommonly personal touch. Whether in the classroom or the laboratory, on stage or the playing field, in New York City or points across the globe, Drew students have benefited from mentorship that has guided the course of their personal and professional lives. Eleven Drew graduates recall their most influential mentors—and their recollections, rich with gratitude, stretch far beyond mere nostalgia.
The world knows William Campbell as a Nobel Prize–winning scientist. But long before that honor, a generation of Drew students knew him as professor, research partner and inspiring mentor.
From his corner office high above midtown Manhattan, Leo Grohowski C’80 has counseled hundreds of Drew students.
Mead 207 | A Message from the President
“The strength of the relationship between faculty and students is the central quality of the Drew experience and what makes Drew different.”
Around the Drewniverse
An insider’s guide to what’s happening on campus.
Into The Forest
An extreme makeover, the Bard’s book on tour, a milestone anniversary for RISE, respected Rangers and more.
A Gift of Remembrance
William Hayes C’60 began to think about estate planning last year, and Drew came quickly to mind. Hayes recalled the late Professor Robert Smith C’36, founding chair of the political science department and a mentor to a legion of students.
News from alums of the CLA, Theological School and Caspersen School, and In Memoriam, remembering those who have died.
BackTalk | David Audretsch C’76
The distinguished professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University talks mentorship and entrepreneurship.