Reynolds Mentoring Programs


Reynolds is committed to the success of our students.  To support this commitment, the college is starting a new mentoring program called WISE:  Women in Search of Excellence.  Although any Reynolds student can apply to WISE, many of the topics and activities will be about the issues facing first-generation women college students. 

WISE Mission

The mission of WISE is to empower women through professional and academic enrichment while improving self-esteem and self-advocacy.

WISE Students

  • Set academic, personal and career goals.
  • Learn how to make informed decisions.
  • Identify resources and pathways to successfully achieve goals.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with women in academia.
  • Develop leadership and self-improvement skills with support from your mentors.


Apply today to participate as a student participant or as a faculty/staff mentor.


WISE application form


WISE mentor application form


Please e-mail or call 804-523-5005 with any questions.


You are not your Age,
Nor the size of the clothes you wear.
You are not a weight,
Or the color of your hair.

You are not your name,
Or the dimples in your cheeks.
You are all the books you read,
And all the words you speak.

You are your croaky morning voice,
And the smiles you try to hide.
You are the sweetness in your laughter,
And every tear you’ve cried.

You’re the songs you sing so loudly,
When you know you’re all alone.
You’re the places that you’ve been to,
And the one that you call home.

You’re the things that you believe in,
And the people that you love.
You’re the photos in your bedroom,
And the future you dream of.

You’re made of so much beauty,
But it seems that you forgot.
When you decided that you were defined,
By all the things that you are NOT.

By Erin Hanson