Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Jason DuBose

An Outstanding Islander

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Mentoring Young Minds
Jason DuBose has witnessed timid and sometimes uncertain first-year students transform into confident and successful Islanders as a result of CASA’s Academic Insight Mentors (AIM) peer mentoring program. DuBose, assistant director for the Center for Academic Achievement (CASA), supervises a dozen peer mentors as they reach out to around 1,500 incoming freshman through e-mails and meet-and-greet events. The mentors are successful upperclassmen and graduate students who provide success strategies, helpful advice, deadline information and academic support to freshmen enrolled in the program. AIM also offers success strategy workshop topics including test taking tips, study habits, time and stress management, essay writing and listening skills. DuBose, who currently serves as the academic advisor for the Delta Chi fraternity, says everyone on campus is here to learn. And that means it’s up to students, faculty and staff to help each other and foster a sense of community. DuBose brings with him a wealth of first-hand Islander experience. He is a two-time graduate of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history in 2003 and 2010. His first job on campus was eight years ago when he assisted struggling students as a tutor. Since then, his employment has encompassed positions as a grader, seminar instructor and an adjunct faculty teaching “Intro to Freshman History.” His local history interests were sparked as a child while listening to his mother and University alumnus, the late Connie DuBose (‘99 B.A. in History), read colorful stories of our past. DuBose, a member of the Nueces County Historical Association, will give a presentation on “Nueces County in the 1850s” at the Corpus Christi Public Library in December. In his seven years with CASA, DuBose has seen the facilities flourish from an office area inside the Mary and Jeff Bell Library to its own building at the Glasscock Student Success Center.

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