When Kamir Walton started college this spring, he didn’t know anyone at IUP.
That changed quickly, though. When the freshman computer science major from Turtle Creek opened his IUP email, he found a welcoming message from Adam Jones, letting him know that Jones was assigned to be his Guide.
Walton now had someone he could turn to who was ready to help. It made a difference.
“I definitely appreciated that first time he reached out,” Walton said. “It added a friendly, familiar overtone to everything, especially when I didn’t know anyone at school yet.
“It was like a safety net for me,” he said. “It definitely helped.”