Joshua Willey, of Middletown, is one of 65 students 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 and doctor of physical therapy in exercise science and physical therapy.

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. Each 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. Peer mentors serve as positive role models and acquaint all new students with LVC's structure, services and culture.