Joshua Willey, of Middletown, was selected as a Lebanon Valley College peer mentor to guide new and transfer students through their first few months at The Valley.

Willey, a graduate of Salesianum School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in exercise science.

Starting with orientation weekend in August, peer mentors are responsible for assisting new students in succeeding personally, socially and academically through connections to the college and their peers.

New and transfer students are assigned to a smaller group of other students who likely share the same major. Every group is led by a peer mentor, an upper-class student who has displayed leadership ability and a willingness to assist new students during their first year of college.