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Freshmen In Transition Student Academic Mentors

FIT SAMs are positive role models, peer mentors and small group facilitators who live and participate in the designated residence hall for the Freshmen In Transition experience.


2022-2023 FIT SAMs

Lauren Dossey

Fort Worth, Texas

Agricultural Communications & Agribusiness


Taylor Dowell 

Canton, Oklahoma

Agribusiness & Agricultural Communications


Kacie Eshleman

Cherokee, Oklahoma

Animal Science


Allison Gekeler

Kit Carson, Colorado


Seth Long

Lynchburg, Virginia



Philip Minnick

El Centro, California

Animal Science


Caleb Roth

Quakertown, Pennsylvania



Hailey Spray

Riverton, Wyoming

Food Science & Animal Science



  • Seek to establish a sense of community for FIT participants

  • Coordinate on-going programming activities for the FIT students

  • Serve as key resource persons who assist FIT students in getting engaged and involved in academic, extracurricular, professional and social activities that promote personal growth and development.

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