Peer Advisors Help Retention
The Peer Advisement Program was instituted to help assist and support Choctaw students during their college years. Our main goal is retention. We hope to ensure that each and every Choctaw student completes a degree plan, regardless of any obstacles or struggles they may encounter while attending a college or university.
The Peer Advisement program uses upper-classmen who work closely with the Native American Department for each of the participating campuses. This close relationship with the Native American Department enables Choctaw Nation Peer Advisors to have immediate access to information concerning diversified scholarships, internships and fellowships that are available to Native American students.
Peer Advisors make a difference. They increase Choctaw retention rates. They offer a much needed support group for our students and provide many opportunities that students might have over-looked.
Bryce Rowland is the Peer Advisor for Choctaw students at the University of Oklahoma. Bryce is from Duncan, Oklahoma, and is majoring in International Studies with a minor in Business. He is a member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and a graduate of the President's Leadership Class. He spends his free time researching, test driving, and recommending cars to his family and friends for fun. He plans on attending law school after graduation in May 2014.
Phone: (580) 775-4397
Chelsea is the peer advisor at Oklahoma State University. She graduated from Durant High School in 2010, and is now a member of the Nu Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority. Chelsea is currently a business major and looks to graduate in 2014.
Fax: (405) 325-7493
Callie is a Peer Advisor for Choctaw students at Eastern Oklahoma State College. Callie intends to graduate from Eastern in May 2013, then transfer to the University of Arkansas to finish her degree in Agriculture Education. She graduated from Buffalo Valley High School in May 2011. Her passion was always in FFA where she showed goats and pigs. She was her FFA chapter's vice president 2009-2011 and received her State FFA Degree. She is also very involved in her church and currently loves serving as assistant youth pastor. She enjoys playing her guitar and singing when she has the time.
Phone: (580) 775-4678
Erin McDaniel is the Peer Advisor for the Choctaw Nation Scholarship Advisement Program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Erin is from Durant, Oklahoma and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Communications. She is also a proud member of the Southeastern Honors’ Program. Following graduation, Erin plans to pursue a career in Event Planning. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, and working with students in her local youth group.
Phone: (580) 775-5113