Every year there is at least one graduating college senior at our institutions that we believe has significant promise for a career in the academy in general and perhaps in student development in particular. The Master of Arts in Higher Education Program at Geneva College has developed the Rehoboth Fellows Program as a modest but tangible way to invest in such students through mentoring, contextualized learning experiences, and further education.
The Rehoboth Fellows Program invites educational leaders to initiate a process in which they nominate a graduating college senior at their institution:
Nominees must apply to and be accepted by the Master of Arts in Higher Education Program at Geneva College by April 17. 2015. If selected for the Rehoboth Fellows Program, these students will:
Educational leaders may nominate a graduating college senior for the Rehoboth Fellows Program by electronically submitting a letter of nomination to Dr. Keith Martel (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than April 17, 2015. This letter should address two primary issues: the particular perceived qualities and promise of the nominee; and, a statement of commitment to provide particular job responsibilities, the minimum stipend identified above, and ongoing mentoring to the nominee if selected as a Rehoboth Fellow. Notification of acceptance into the Rehoboth Fellows Program will be made by April 24, 2015. Our intention is to identify three or four Rehoboth Fellows this year based on available funds.
 In Genesis 26, Issac’s servants dig three wells, one of which he names Rehoboth. And, he offers these words in clarifying this name: “Now the Lord has given us room and we will flourish in the land” (26:22). We believe that it is altogether fitting to name the fellows program “Rehoboth” to the end that it may offer graduates of our institutions “room to flourish” as they ponder, experience, and pursue vocational service in the academy.
The first biopsychology major graduated in 2012 and has been hired as an IOM Tech in UPMC’s Center for Clinical Neurophysiology (CCN).