SMP History

Success Mentor Program Timeline

Below is a brief history of the program's progress since 2007.

2007-2008 Funded by a Title V Grant through the U.S. Department of Education, the Peer Mentoring Program was established through the Center for Research on Teaching Excellence. Twenty-nine mentors served more than 100 mentees.

With support of UC Merced's Summer Bridge Program, 29 mentors served 206 mentees.

2009-2010 36 mentors mentored 274 mentees
2010-2011 38 mentors mentored 215 mentees
2011-2012 Now situated within the Calvin E. Bright Success Center, and funded in part by a gift from the Bright Foundation, the program was scaled back to 12 mentors who mentored about 60 mentees.
2012-2013 After undergoing a revision process, the program was renamed to the Success Mentor Program. Twenty-three mentors served 140 mentees.
2013-2014 33 mentors mentored 216 mentees.
2014-2015 31 mentors mentored 192 mentees.
2015-2016 30 mentors mentored 174 mentees.