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Multicultural Agriculture Program Student Center

The mission of the Multicultural Agriculture Program (MAP) Student Center at Cal Poly is to provide academic and personal support to students of all cultural backgrounds in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences.

  • Multicultural Agriculture Program (MAP) Student Center hours:
    Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Fridays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.; [closed Sat.]
    Sundays 12 - 6 p.m. (Weeks 8-10)
  • Paid peer academic mentors (PAMs) provide students with peer support and free tutoring.  See contact information and hours listed below. 
  • Volunteer faculty and staff advisors provide the academic support and guidance in creating a warm and friendly atmosphere. See table below for faculty and staff hours.
  • A repository of course resource files is available to review materials that can assist you with your learning in a particular class.
  • We look forward to your visit to the MAP Student Center. Building 10 room 134. Phone: 756-2627 

Peer Academic Mentors (PAMs) for 2014-15:

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Katrina Brewer
knbrewer@calpoly.edu

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Major: Environmental Management & Protection
Class Level: Senior

Quote: "The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking." -- Albert Einstein

Course Experience: BIO114, 161; CHEM111, 312; COMS101/102, 212, 301, 413; ENGL134, 145; GEOL201; NR142, 306; STAT217
(General ENGLISH, MATH & SCIENCE COURSES, PAPER EDITING*)


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Jake Castellanos
jrcastel@calpoly.edu

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
Major: Forestry & Natural Resources
Class Level: Senior

Quote: "In the end, it is not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -- Abraham Lincoln

Course Experience: ASCI329; BRAE345; NR204, 208, 215, 218, 247, 260, 306, 307, 308, 315, 335, 402, 404
(General ENGLISH COURSES; PAPER EDITING*; BASIC MATH & SCIENCE – GE BIO & CHEM)


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Mayra King
Lead PAM
mking13@calpoly.edu

Hometown: Chula Vista, CA
Major: Agricultural Education
Class Level: Graduate Student

Quote: "I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." -- Thomas Jefferson

Course Experience: ASCI112, 225, 325, 350, 342, 351, 415; BIO303; DSCI230; POLS112 (General SPANISH; PAPER EDITING*)


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Kylie Petty
kpetty@calpoly.edu

Hometown: Torrance, CA
Major: Environmental Management & Protection
Class Level: Senior

Quote: "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." -- André Gide

Course Experience: BOT121; BUS346; CHEM111, 312; COMS101/102; ENGL134, 145; JOUR312; NR208, 215, 306, 335, 404; POLS112, 343; PSY202; SS121; STAT217/218 and below
(General ENGLISH, MATH, & STAT COURSES, PAPER EDITING*)


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Allie Ruettgers
aruettge@calpoly.edu

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Major: Agricultural Environmental Plant Sciences
Class Level: Senior

Quote: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

Course Experience: BRAE340; ECON222; FRSC132, 133; HCS120, 124; PPSC311; SS221; WVIT231
(General BIO, CHEM, Basic MATH)


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Summer Schlageter
sschlage@calpoly.edu

Hometown: Lodi, CA
Major: Environmental Management & Protection
Class Level: Senior

Quote: "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." – Aldo Leopold

Course Experience: BIO162, 263, 427, 444; BOT313, 433; CHEM111, 312; NR215, 306, 335, 404; ZOO321, 323
(General MATH up to Calculus)

* Any paper editing is very basic, and for anything beyond punctuation and spelling, students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with the Writing & Rhetoric Center down the hall. Click here for an appointment: www.calpoly.mywconline.com


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Peer academic mentors with MAP Student Center director, Bradley Kyker


 

Peer Academic Mentor (PAM) Hours for Fall Quarter 2014:

WEEK Schedule MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:00 a.m. Summer Summer Katrina Summer Allie
9:00 a.m. Summer Allie Jake Allie Mayra
10:00 a.m. Mayra Allie Allie Allie Allie
11:00 a.m. Katrina PAM MEETING
Katrina
Katrina Katrina Allie
12:00 noon Jake Jake Mayra Summer Jake
1:00 p.m. Jake Jake Mayra Summer Jake
2:00 p.m. Kylie Jake No PAM on duty Kylie  
3:00 p.m. Kylie Mayra Jake Mayra  
4:00 p.m. Kylie Mayra Kylie Mayra  
5:00 p.m. Kylie Summer Kylie Summer  
6:00 p.m. Kylie Summer Kylie Summer  

MAP Student Center will be open Sundays, 12 - 6 p.m. beginning Week 8

 


Faculty and Staff Advisor Office Hours for Fall Quarter 2014

WEEK MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:00 a.m.          
9:00 a.m.   Mr. Bradley Kyker
Academic Advisor
ASCI, BRAE, DSCI depts

 

Mr. Bradley Kyker
Academic Advisor
ASCI, BRAE, DSCI depts
Mr. Bradley Kyker
Academic Advisor
 ASCI, BRAE, DSCI depts
10:00 a.m.   Dr. Robert Flores
Ag. Ed. & Communication
     
11:00 a.m.   Ms. Katherine O'Clair
CAFES Librarian
  Ms. Katherine O'Clair
CAFES Librarian
 
 

  
12:00 noon          
1:00 p.m.   Dr. Mark Horney
Animal Science
(1:30-2:30)
 
  Ms. Amanda Baker
Residential Life – Fremont Hall
 
 
2:00 p.m.     Ms. Maria Arvizu-Rodriguez
Student Academic Services
  CLOSED
3:00 p.m.       Ms. Amie Hammond
Career Services
(3:15-4:30)
 
4:00 p.m.          
5:00 p.m.          

Students are invited to visit with the faculty & staff advisors as their schedules permit. No appointment is necessary. Come and get acquainted!


Bradley Kyker, Director  bkyker@calpoly.edu

We look forward to your visit to the MAP Student Center.
Erhart Agriculture Building 10, Room 134. Phone: 805-756-2627