Maddie McConnell

Peer mentor, Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program (DEAP)

Maddie is a junior majoring in sports management. With plans to graduate in December 2020, she aspires to expand the female brand within sports marketing, management, and entertainment. She is a second-year DEAP peer mentor who has shown great support for those she mentors.

Maddie said: “Mentoring wasn’t something I always had my mind set on coming into college; it wasn’t exposed to me. I couldn’t understand the idea of a stranger possibly impacting one’s entire college experience until the fall of 2017. My experience as a mentee was very beneficial, which ultimately led to my own mentor role. I am on my own pathway to success and can’t be more excited for what’s to come! My only wish is for my students to feel the same in due time.”

To recognize the work of IUPUI’s peer and professional mentors, the Division of Undergraduate Education will be holding a celebration on January 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Taylor Hall 2001.

For more information, contact the Division of Undergraduate Education Office of Communications at