Thank Your Mentor Day '09

January 29, 2009 is Thank Your Mentor Day at MSU!

Express your appreciation to your mentor by sending them an MSU E-Card. Just go to

This is a wonderful way to tell your favorite mentors who they are for you and how they have made a difference.

Famous Mentor-Mentee Pairs*

OPRAH WINFREY mentored by Mrs. Duncan (4th grade teacher)
GEN. COLIN POWELL mentored by his father Luther Powell
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING mentored by Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN mentored by Howard Zinn
LUKE SKYWALKER mentored by Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (Star Wars)
HENRY DAVID THOREAU mentored by Ralph Waldo Emerson
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN mentored by William Ravenel (high school teacher/coach)
WALTER CRONKITE mentored by Fred Birney (high school journalism teacher)
SEN. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON mentored by Rev. Donald James
GLORIA ESTEFAN mentored by her grandmother Consuelo Garcia
HELEN KELLER mentored by Anne Sullivan
BOB DYLAN mentored by Woody Guthrie
QUINCY JONES mentored by Ray Charles
MARTIN SHEEN mentored by Rev. Alfred Drapp
DENZEL WASHINGTON mentored by Sidney Poitier
HARRY POTTER mentored by Professor Dumbledore
ROSA PARKS mentored by Alice L. White (headmistress)
TOM BROKAW mentored by Frances Morrow (elementary school teacher)
MITCH ALBOM mentored by Morrie Schwartz (Tuesdays with Morrie)
ANTWONE FISHER mentored by Brenda Profitt (elementary school teacher)
TIM RUSSERT mentored by Sister Mary Lucille
LARRY KING mentored by Edward Bennett Williams

* List of Mentors was obtained at

Thank Your Mentor Day is co-sponsored by ACE-NET, Equity and Diversity, and the PCAAD.