Student Success & Academic Advising Center

Peer Advisors and Mentors

Thomas Delgado

Peer Advisor and Lead Peer Mentor

Thomas Delgado is a senior at Missouri Western State University studying Theatre Performance under Mr. Tee Quillin and Voice under Dr. Susan Carter. He has been performing since the age of five, starting off with community theatre and working his way up to professional theatre. He was in MWSU’s production of Sweeney Todd, as a member of the ensemble, American Story, as multiple characters, and can be seen in The Magic Flute, this fall, as Papageno. Thomas has also worked professionally for Starlight Theatre, in Kansas City, in Cinderella and Xanadu and Western Playhouse, here in St. Joseph, in Miss Saigon. He is also a proud candidate of the Actors Equity Association (AEA). Thomas is very excited to be kicking off his career this early in his life with such a wonderful support group; made up of his family, friends, professors, advisors, and mentors.

Bethany Ireland

 Peer Mentor/Advisor

Bethany Ireland is a Junior at Missouri Western State University.  She is majoring in Social Work. Bethany is a member of the Golden Griffon Marching Band.

Abby Sexton

Peer Advisor

Abby Sexton is a Sophomore at Missouri Western State University.  She is majoring in Theater, Cinema and Dance with a concentration in Theatre. Abby has performed in several productions while at MWSU.  Her most recent role was in the Marriage of Figaro where she played a leading role as Susan.



Ashlee Topping

 Peer Advisor

Ashlee Topping is a Freshman at Missouri Western State University.  She is majoring in Sociology.


Tyler Hughes

Peer Advisor

Tyler Hughes is a senior at Missouri Western State University.  He is majoring in Biology with a concentration in botany and a minor in geography.  Tyler is a member of Tri Beta Biological Honor Society.  After graduation he plans to work in a botanical research position and attend graduate school.


Peer Advisor

Amanda Swift is a senior at Missouri Western State University. She is double majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice.  After graduation Amanda plans to do some traveling before beginning her Masters Degree in Psychology.


Nicole Bradley
Peer Advisor

Nicole Bradley- I am a senior at MWSU who is double-majoring in English (with a concentration in Creative Writing & Publishing) and philosophy. After finishing my bachelor’s and eventually after finishing grad school, I intend to work in publishing while writing poetry, short stories, plays, and maybe novels.

My back-up plans range from starting a hybrid goat and basil farm to becoming a venomous snake removal specialist.

Rachel R.

 Peer Advisor

Rachel Rhinehart- I am currently a sophomore at Missouri Western.  I am studying to become an elementary education major, with a possible minor in either Spanish or US History (or both!).  I hope to work with students who do not speak English once I get into the work force.