Architecture Mentoring Program, Oklahoma State University
Mentee: Britney Dunlap
Years Matched: One

Scott Cornelius is a fifth-year architecture major at Oklahoma State University who has served as a mentor in several OSU programs during his time at the college. Cornelius and Britney Dunlap have been mentor-mentee matched since Britney participated in the Summer Bridge Program in 2019.

“Scott has a way of making everyone he works with feel comfortable,” Dunlap shared. “He finds the perfect balance between having fun and still being productive. I could not have asked for a better mentor, and a better boss in the Summer Bridge program when I joined as a counselor this year.”

Cornelius finds the best mentoring activity is just grabbing some dinner and going to Theta Pond on campus to sit and talk about what is going on in each other’s lives. He describes his mentorship of Dunlap as one that really came about informally and has turned into a rewarding match.

“In all of the mentoring programs he has participated in Scott listens to others, creatively engages everyone, and encourages all to commit and achieve their best,” shared Jordan Blackburn, coordinator of Student Retention Services. “While many students have one or two opportunities to mentor others when in college, we can honestly say that for Scott, it is a code of conduct he lives by.”

About the Program: The Architecture Mentoring Program is a seven-week program for all Architecture and Architectural Engineering freshmen, who are matched with upperclassmen mentors.