Student Ambassadors

Mission:

The mission of the College of Liberal Arts’ Student Ambassador Program is to provide student leaders who participate in an official capacity at important events throughout the year.  Ambassadors voluntarily represent, positively promote, and enthusiastically work to strengthen our values and traditions of academic excellence, global awareness, citizenship, and lifelong learning.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as positive role models for current and prospective students and their families
  • Work events as assigned, including, but not limited to  Campus Visitation Days, Academic Exploration Days, New Admit Days, Academic Awards Celebrations, Orientation Days, Welcome Weekend and individual department/program events
  • Lead individual department/campus tours for prospective students and their families
  • Greet and provide general information and assistance to campus visitors
  • Travel with  University recruitment staff to outreach events (on occasion and when available)
  • Serve as a resource for fellow students
  • Attend Student Ambassador meetings

Qualifications:

  • Must be nominated by program faculty and appointed by the department chair.  Two students are chosen from each major program of study. Students are carefully selected based on academic performance, personality, character, communication skills and enthusiasm
  • Must be willing to learn about Fairmont State University, and its traditions, programs, and services
  • Must enjoy interacting with a variety of people
  • Must be reliable and punctual
  • Must be willing to assist during occasional weekends, evenings, and summer days
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must possess ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Benefits:

  • Serving as a Student Ambassador can be a deeply rewarding experience
  • Student ambassadors have opportunities to network with faculty, staff, students, prospective students, and community members to make contacts that can benefit them later in their careers.  
  • Student ambassadors develop leadership skills that help build a professional resume. Volunteer work reflects positively on a resume as well.  
  • Conversational and public-speaking skills are strengthened.
  • Ambassadors’ lives are enriched through contributing to the success of others.

Current Ambassadors:

McKenzie Baskerville

National Security & Intelligence

Sarah Blosser

History

Rachel Bugaj

Spanish

Sean Chasteen

National Security & Intelligence

Kelsy Eaton

Political Science

Thairon Hollar

Criminal Justice

Jena Michael

Psychology

Patty Kovach

Sociology

Tessa Krantz

Psychology

Julian Pecora

Political Science

Jamie Riddle

Criminal Justice

Veronica Rine

English

Sarah Sakaguchi

Spanish

 

Previous Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

  • Roger Braham
    • History
    • 2014-15
    • 2015-16
  • Tyler Curfman
    • Psychology
    • 2014-15
    • 2015-16
  • Darcy Delligatti
    • NSI
    • 2014-15
  • Joshua Fitzgerald
    • English
    • 2015-16
  • Marquez Gibson
    • Sociology
    • 2015-16
  • Jordan Gray
    • English
    • 2015-16
  • Natasha Hardy
    • Spanish
    • 2015-16
  • Thairon Holler
    • Criminal Justice
    • 2014-15
    • 2015-16
  • Ashley Jozwick
    • Psychology
    • 2014-15
    • 2015-16
  • Julian Pecora
    • Political Science
    • 2014-15
    • 2015-16
  • Lauren Phillips
    • Sociology
    • 2014-15
    • 2015-16
  • Tyler Poff
    • History
    • 2014-15
    • 2015-16
  • Jamie Riddell
    • Criminal Justice
    • 2014-15
    • 2015-16
  • Sarah Sakaguchi
    • Spanish
    • 2015-16
  • Randy Stickley
    • Political Science
    • 2014-15
    • 2015-16
  • Ashley Webb
    • NSL
    • 2014-15
    • 2015-16
Wednesday, February 08, 2017

The Fairmont State University Department of Social Sciences sponsored a trip for 20 students and two faculty members to attend a week of conferences and the Inauguration of 45th President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C.

The students were selected by application early in the fall 2016 semester and were accompanied by Dr. William Harrison, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and John Terpinas, Assistant Professor of National Security & Intelligence and Criminal Justice.

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Friday, November 04, 2016

Fairmont State University will host hundreds of future Falcons and their families for Maroon and White Day, the University’s fall campus visitation day, on Saturday, Nov. 12.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Three Honors students have been selected as presenters during the 51st annual conference to be held by the National Collegiate Honors Council in Seattle, Wash., on Oct. 12-16.

The conference highlights student and faculty research presentations from across the nation and provides training and development for honors program administrators. Sherman Alexie, poet, filmmaker and best-selling author, will provide the plenary session on Friday.

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