Professor Chris Knox will be recognized by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Boren Mentoring Initiative during Oklahoma Mentor Day
Rose State Professor Chris Knox will be recognized by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Boren Mentoring Initiative on January 18, 2019, as part of seventh-annual Oklahoma Mentor Day. Knox will join eighty-three other Honored Mentors from across the State of Oklahoma, as well as their mentees, at Oklahoma State University to visit campus and participate in university-sponsored activities. Held in conjunction with National Mentoring Month, Oklahoma Mentor Day honors outstanding mentors who have been selected by mentoring organizations across the state. The goal of the event is to recognize exceptional mentors from all types of youth mentoring programs and to provide fun, educational activities for the honorees and their mentees to share.
“She is an inspiration!” said Toni Castillo, Dean of the Humanities division at Rose State College. “I have never known a more dedicated mentor than Chris Knox. She cares about every student’s success, and she implements that caring with great skill and finesse.”
Chris Knox, the recipient of the Oklahoma Association for Developmental Education’s (OKADE) 2015 Developmental Educator of the Year, is the Director of the Community Learning in Critical Knowledge (CLICK) group at Rose State College. Knox works with both CLICK and English as a Second Language (ESL) students, affording the opportunity to tutor and mentor her students more closely.
“I establish a close rapport with, and grow to know them, as individuals which helps me continue to be an effective mentor and tutor,” said Knox. “I believe that skillful reading and excellent comprehension are the most important skills for a student to possess.”
For more information regarding Oklahoma Mentor Day visit www.ofe.org.