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College Ambassador Program

Students build leadership skills, enhance their resumes, and gain a unique networking experience, all while providing crucial service to the College.

College Ambassadors pictured outside Hokiestone building

Formed in 1993, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Ambassadors Program provides over 3,000 volunteer hours to the college and the college departments each year. Student Ambassadors build their leadership skills and their resumes, while providing crucial service to the college. Students get a unique networking experience, interacting with faculty, administrators, staff, parents, alumni, and prospective students.

As the Ambassadors are the student representatives of the college, we utilize an application through a competitive process including a paper application and interviews. New student members are selected in the fall to join the College Ambassadors Program. Over 50 students are part of the program. 

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Applications are open through November 1st, 2020. Questions? Contact Meghan Jester

What is it like to be in the Student Ambassador Program?

Ambassadors

Aisha Freeman, Department Team, Human Development Major, Minor in Public Health

 Ali Marhefka, Academic Team
Aisha Freeman, Department Team, Human Development Major, Minor in Public Health

Aisha is a native of Ashburn, VA and joined the ambassador program to get involved on campus as well as give back to the college since it has provided her with many opportunities and experiences. She loves connecting with faculty and alumni that she would have never been able to engage with otherwise. Aisha is a brother of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed national service fraternity, and actively enjoys giving back to the community through this organization. After graduation, Aisha plans to attend graduate school for Public Health to work to limit health disparities among vulnerable populations. 

Ruth Foley, Department Team
Ruth Foley, Department Team, Fashion Merchandising and Design Major

Ruth Foley is from Fairfax, VA. She joined the Ambassador program as a freshman because she wanted to find a leadership role she could grow into and was passionate about. The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences is home on campus, and she is lucky to have joined this group of people! Ruth loves working with the faculty and staff in her department, and the opportunity to build strong relationships with them. Ruth is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, as well as the Fashion Merchandising and Design Society on campus. After college, she hopes to get a job in the business of fashion and later attend law school. 

Kennedy Schultz, Recruitment Team, National Security and Foreign Affairs Major, Russian Minor

Kennedy Schultz, Recruitment Team, National Security and Foreign Affairs Major, Russian Minor
Kennedy Schultz, Recruitment Team, National Security and Foreign Affairs Major, Russian Minor

Kennedy Schultz is a native of Altavista, VA, and joined the Ambassador Program to make an impact on the lives of prospective students who are deciding to begin their journey at Virginia Tech. In his free time, Kennedy is actively involved in research, The Big Event, and Greek life here at Virginia Tech. After Graduation, Kennedy hopes to work in the private sector to support the United States government as well as be able to protect our country. 

Bobby Trono, Marketing and Communications Team, Multimedia Journalism and Marketing

Bobby Trono, Marketing and Communications Team, Multimedia Journalism and Marketing
Bobby Trono, Marketing and Communications Team, Multimedia Journalism and Marketing Majors

Bobby Trono, a native of McLean, VA, joined the Ambassador Program to establish relationships with fellow students and to get to know the amazing faculty. He enjoys the opportunity that the Marketing and Communications Ambassador team has given him to become involved with on-campus events, as well as the experience and knowledge to generate creative and engaging content. Bobby is also involved with VTTV where he works as a Producer and Hokiethon, as well as intramural sports. Bobby hopes to utilize the skills and experience from the program to pursue a masters degree in Marketing Communications.

Cara Patrick, Recruitment Team, Public Relations and Humanities for Public Service Majors, Minor in International Studies

Cara Patrick, Recruitment Team, Public Relations and Humanities for Public Service Majors, Minor in International Studies
Cara Patrick, Recruitment Team, Public Relations and Humanities for Public Service Majors, Minor in International Studies

Cara Patrick, a native of Clifton, VA, joined the Ambassador Program to share her love of Virginia Tech with potential students and to give back in the spirit of Ut Prosim. She also serves as a Student Alumni Associate, a performing member of the Ballet Project with Virginia Tech, and as a Hokie Undergraduate Group Leader for the School of Communication. Following graduation, she hopes to either attend law school or pursue a master’s degree in the humanities.

Shane Lee, Recruitment Team, Majors in Political Science and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

Shane Lee, Recruitment Team, Majors in Political Science and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)
Shane Lee, Recruitment Team, Majors in Political Science and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

Shane Lee, a native of Virginia Beach, VA, joined the Ambassador Program to make more connections in his Hokie community as well as being able to learn how to be an effective vocal leader. He works as an ambassador to showcase the positives of the college and recruit potential students who are interested in VIrginia Tech. In his spare time, he is involved with VT Engage as a StepUp Leader and is an intern with the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center. He plans to use what he learns at Virginia Tech to attend law school and focus on criminal law.