LEWISTON – Kathryn King of Turner is serving this year as a junior adviser at Bates College.

As one of 37 junior advisers on campus, King will serve as a peer counselor, mediator and resource person for first-year students living in a college residence.

Junior advisers are chosen on the basis of a successful undergraduate career, including evidence of leadership. The deciding factor is the individual’s sensitivity to others, said Celeste Branham, dean of students. The selection committee consists of one faculty member, two students and a dean.

King has been a member of the women’s basketball and track teams. She has also volunteered for the leadership academy, a primarily student-run organization that seeks to encourage reflection upon and discussion about leadership.

Last year King interned for a teacher through the Career Discovery Internship Program, a service that has students work with Bates alumni in a variety of careers. In the summer of 2002, she also interned with Collaborative Refugee Services Program in Lewiston.

King is the daughter of Neal and Kathryn King and is a 2001 graduate of Leavitt Area High School.

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