Students: Apply for Presidential Ambassadors

February 1, 2019 | UToday
By Staff



The University of Toledo Office of Special Events is accepting applications for the Presidential Ambassadors student organization through Friday, Feb. 8.

Ambassadors come from many different academic backgrounds, but they all share a number of important traits: excellence at UT, professionalism, hospitality, character and Rocket pride.

Dr. Linda Lewandowski, dean of the College of Nursing, and Presidential Ambassador Raymond Antypas posed for a photo during the Day of Giving event on Health Science Campus in October.

“We’re looking for a diverse group of students who want to engage with UT leaders, University donors and alumni,” said Michele “Mickey” Ross, UT Presidential Ambassadors advisor.

The UT Presidential Ambassadors organization has been around for nearly three decades and has provided its members with opportunities to volunteer and meet state officials, UT and community leaders, donors, alumni, and the general public.

Members volunteer at special University events like ribbon-cutting ceremonies, donor recognition events, dedication ceremonies, community-wide events such as the Veteran’s Day Breakfast and the MLK Unity Celebration, athletic contests, and more.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to interact and network at many high-profile University events,” Ross, events coordinator in the Special Events Office, said.

Membership criteria for the program includes a GPA of at least 3.0; full-time UT undergraduate, law or medical student status; campus involvement; loyalty and dedication to the University; ability to attend monthly meetings; and capability to participate in at least two University events each semester.

The ideal candidates are outgoing, responsible, professional and enthusiastic, and have a love for The University of Toledo, according to Ross.

Approximately 20 new members will be selected this year.

The application is on the Presidential Ambassadors’ website.