JCPenney Leadership Program, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma
Mentees: Sophomore and Junior students in the Price College of Business

Mallory Lambert is a senior at the University of Oklahoma. She is majoring in international business & accounting at the Price College of Business and serves as the Director of Peer Trainers for the JCPenney Leadership Program.

“Mallory has done a fantastic job in her role as director of Peer Trainers generally, but given the unique circumstances of the current pandemic her efforts to mentor and lead a team of mentors has been nothing less than extraordinary,” shared Breea Clark, director of the JCPenney Leadership Program. “Mallory’s ability to be innovative in developing new ways to mentor in a pandemic and be flexible in her delivery of instruction has set our program’s bar for professionalism and leadership.”

Though some of Lambert’s favorite mentor-mentee activities were unable to occur this year due to COVID-19 safety, she really enjoyed the annual leadership retreat and brainstorming sessions that allowed her and her team to plan the mentoring program for the year. Lambert helped pivot some of the normal program activities to virtual ones.

Clark shared, “Mallory has exceeded all expectations in her leadership as our Director of Peer Trainers. Our program and its newest members have benefitted from her dedicated mentorship.”

About the Program: The JCPenney Leadership Center has several programs focused toward developing organic and natural mentoring relationships. Among them, the Peer Training Program offers a student-designed and led curriculum focused on seven foundational leadership and professional development programs.