This marks the second year of our Purdue Crew Alumni Mentorship Program. This program connects current Purdue Crew student-athletes with accomplished alumni/friends of the program to mentor them using their personal and professional wisdom and experience through this transformative time in their lives. From the feedback of last year's mentors and mentees the program was a resounding success, and we plan on continuing this new tradition going forward.
I'd like to thank last year's mentors very much for their help in designing our program and mentoring our student-athletes including Amy Koziura '01, Kyle Foote '12, Nicole Merhill '98, Dr. Olaocha Nwabara '07, and Dr. Sarah Kessans '05.
I'd also like to thank last year's mentors that will be returning as mentors this year including Angelo Marasco '08, Brian Failing '07, Eric Fahsl '07, Jessica Shafer '02, and Lucas Malm '06.
And a hearty welcome to our new mentors this year including John Shew '04, Dr. Kraig Wray '02, Jack Gihl '21, Patrick Close '08, and Ted Light '03.
Thank you all very, very much. Purdue Crew is a special organization with lifelong bond that transcends eras and generations. You're doing your part to ensure this current generations has the tools to be successful on and off the water for ears to come. Thank you!