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Leadership Launch Executive Director Rachel Kittle Featured in Willamette University Magazine Mentoring Article

February 21, 2017

“Mentoring isn’t about an outcome; it’s about the journey.  It’s a relationship, which is ongoing and fluid, with ebbs and flows.  And the relationship endures, even when life changes.”

~Rachel Kittle, Willamette University Magazine, Spring 2016 


Willamette University featured Leadership Launch Executive Director Rachel Kittle in the Spring 2016 edition of its alumni magazine.  Titled The Mentor Effect, the article by Tina Owen provided real-life examples of dynamic mentoring relationships developed at Willamette. 


Kittle was featured for her mentoring connection with attorney Concetta Schwesinger, who helped Kittle navigate the complexities of law school as a first-year student in 2005-06.  Schwesinger remained an empowering presence throughout Kittle’s law school journey.  Although the communications between mentor and mentee slowed after Kittle graduated in 2008, Kittle notes in the article that she is now facilitating similar mentoring relationships through Leadership Launch, working to empower future community leaders in ninth grade through their first year of college.


“Mentoring really affected my life,” Kittle said.  “Now, I’m paying it forward.”    


To read the entire article, click here.  To further explore Willamette Magazine, click here



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