On Thursday, Augustana College welcomed 750 first year students during its annual move in day. But one of the new campus residents is definitely not a recent high school graduate.
Doctor Kathy Jakielski is chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the first participant in the new, faculty-in-residence program.
Living in Swanson Commons, Jakielski will act as a mentor for students, especially sophomores. She says younger and older college students get a lot of special attention, but not those in their second year.
Joining her in the Augustana residence hall pilot program will be her husband - an engineer at Alcoa who will also mentor students - and their two cats, Cosmo and Lillybelle (also mentors ?).