College Ambassador Program
Students build leadership skills, enhance their resumes, and gain a unique networking experience, all while providing crucial service to the College.
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 an online 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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What is it like to be in the Student Ambassador Program?
Riley joined the Ambassador Program as a freshman pursuing her Public Relations degree. One of the reasons she joined was the opportunity to work beside other dedicated and passionate classmates. Riley’s favorite aspect of her role is engaging with the Hokie community and working with prospective students who are interested in joining CLAHS. The skills she has learned make her more confident in her leadership and presentation opportunities outside of the program. In the future, Riley plans to use these skills to integrate her love of communications and the arts to work in the events and programming industry.
Shantell is a double major pursuing Sociology and Human Development from Hampton, Virginia. Being in the Ambassador Program has given her the opportunity to share her experiences with prospective students at events such as Open House and Hokie Focus. Her favorite part about the program is sharing information about the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences while using skills she will need in future workplaces. Outside of the Ambassador Program, Shantell participates as a member of the Yates Society and interns with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In the future, she plans to use her education and experiences at Virginia Tech to attend a graduate program focused on social work.
Charlie is a Communications & Theatre Arts double Major from Bland, Virginia. Charlie joined the Ambassador Program as a freshman to help gain skills to forge a successful college career. Finding community within the Ambassador Program and getting to hear from past, present and future Hokies is one of his favorite things about his role. Outside of the Ambassador Program, Charlie holds leadership positions within the Undergraduate Student Senate, Student Alumni Associates, and The Big Event. After college, Charlie sees himself working in higher education to continue helping individuals find their passions and where they belong.
Peter joined the Ambassador Program as a freshman excited to have the opportunity to share his love for Virginia Tech and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. His favorite part of the program is helping prospective students understand the experiences and opportunities he has received. Outside of the Ambassador Program, Peter holds positions as the Risk Management Officer and Captain of the Men's Club Volleyball team which finished 2nd in the country in the spring of 2022. He also participates in the Virginia Tech Cyber Club where they learn about ethical hacking and defensive practices within cybersecurity.
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, 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.