Academic Support Center

Academic Resource Mentors

Academic Resource Mentors (ARMs) are paraprofessionals that are assigned to serve as peer mentors for students enrolled in the course UNV 1100 - Strategies for Success.  In addition to assisting with the course curriculum, ARMs address students' unique academic concerns to guide them in achieving academic excellence. ARMs focus on student growth and empower them to become self-directed learners that understand their academic responsibilities. Mentors are upper-class students who are successful academically, involved in campus life, and have a desire to help college students successfully manage their transition to UNCP. They serve as student advocates, guides to campus resources, and work one-on-one with students to assist in academic skills as well as basic adjustment to college and serve as a role model for academic, co-curricular and leadership behaviors.

Now Meet the Staff:


Ashley PetersonHello, my name is Ashley Peterson. I am a senior majoring in Mass Communications specifically Public Relations and minoring in Marketing. I enjoy attending UNCP because the professors here really do take interest in you and helping you achieve your educational goals. I believe that every student is capable of great things and my goal is to help them achieve that!









To learn more, stop by the Academic Support Center in DF Lowry, Room 324, or contact us at 910-521-6625 or