The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business announced the establishment and naming of the Rose Center for Peer Mentorship at a luncheon during last week’s Leadership Summit. Because of the generous support of Meredith and Chandler Rose of Raleigh, the announcement culminates over a decade of programmatic mentoring within the school.
Fifteen years ago, the School of Business introduced Campbell University’s inaugural first-year seminar and incorporated peer mentors as the cornerstone of the program. The program has shown that peer mentors can play an important role in the psychosocial development of new students, helping them find belonging and develop a sense of community and identity. Mentors help connect new students tangibly to campus resources and provide an important source of encouragement.
On Sept. 7, the University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to name the Rose Center for Peer Mentorship in the business school in honor of Meredith and Chandler Rose, for their support of the program and for their steadfast commitment to Campbell students.
“You cannot talk about college today without mentioning the word ‘fit.’ The Roses ‘fit’ here at Campbell,” Nathan Rice, Director of Development for Institutional Advancement, said at the dedication ceremony. “They, like their businesses, are driven by the mission to ‘multiply [their] blessings’ and their core values, including ‘grace through generosity’ and ‘we before me.’ These values align seamlessly with not only our institution at Campbell, but with the Center for Peer Mentorship.”
Meredith Rose, group chief design and marketing officer for Rosewood Family of Companies, infuses the company’s vision of “multiplying their blessings” by incorporating Rosewood’s core values and promoting purpose-driven initiatives to create a work environment that encourages professional growth and a spirit of excellence.
“We all have something to give, whether it is words, time, knowledge, money or even your influence,” she said. “By giving, you are opening the doors for a young student to have access to new opportunities, to new insights, to learning and to grow and develop themselves. We believe the Rose Center for Peer Mentorship does just this. These mentors take their time, their experience, their knowledge and their connections and share them with the new first-year students to give them the chance to have the most fulfilling first year as possible. What a way to multiply your blessings.”