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Office of Student Engagement and Success

The purpose of the Office of Student Engagement and Success and is to provide mentorship for students, and identify opportunities that help them develop academically, professionally and personally.  Some of the resources provided are the following: Database with Scholarship and Internship opportunities, Resume /Personal Statement/Cover Letter Review, Interview Prep, Career guidance, Personal Development Seminars, and more. 

Bulldog Buddy Mentoring Program

The FAS Bulldog Buddy program is the department’s premier mentoring program for underclassmen students.  In the program, underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) are assigned Bulldog Buddy/ mentors (juniors, seniors and graduate students).  

Goals of the program

  • Provide a guide/mentor to new or incoming students 
  • Enhance the professional networks of both mentees and mentors.
  • Make underclassmen more aware of the importance of their professional organizations (i.e. Food Science Club and Animal Bio-Health Sciences Club) and increase attendance at monthly departmental meetings.

Bulldog Buddy mentors may assist mentees with studying, take mentees on social outings and attend joint departmental activities (Bulldog Buddy Nights). 

Past activities

In recent years, Bulldog Buddy Nights have consisted of movie-watching, bowling and jumping around at the local trampoline park.  


The Bulldog Buddy program has connected many long-lasting relationships that enhance the professional development of all students.

Department of Food and Animal Sciences
(256) 372-4176
(256) 372-5432
Carver Complex Thomas Wing Office A-106
Dr. Lisa Dalrymple
Research Associate/ABHS Student Engagement and Success
Dr. Nedra Montgomery
Lab Operations/Manager of Food Product Innovation Center
FS Student Engagement and Success