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The University of Toledo Office of Special Events is accepting applications for the Presidential Ambassadors student organization through Friday, Feb. 12.

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.

UT students and Presidential Ambassadors Alec Falkenberg, left, and Kylie Koesters posed for a photo with WTOL’s Andrew Kinsey during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration last month in Savage Arena.

UT students and Presidential Ambassadors Alec Falkenberg, left, and Kylie Koesters posed for a photo with WTOL’s Andrew Kinsey during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration last month in Savage Arena.

“We are looking for a diverse group of students with a multitude of backgrounds who want to engage with UT leaders, University donors and active alumni,” said Michele Ross, UT Presidential Ambassadors adviser.

The UT Presidential Ambassadors organization has been around for more than 25 years and has provided its members with countless opportunities to volunteer and engage with 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, and more.

“It is so gratifying to see these students volunteer their time at events, interact with the guests, and then get an interview opportunity with a major contributor. You can’t ask for much more than that,” Ross 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, enthusiastic, and have a love for The University of Toledo, according to Ross. Approximately 15 new members will be selected this year.

To apply, visit http://utole.do/presidentialambassadorapp. Applications must be printed and turned in to Ross in the Office of Special Events, located in the Peterson House at 2952 W. Bancroft St., mail stop 962.

For more information, visit http://utole.do/presambassadors or contact Ashley Citraro, vice president of membership of the Presidential Ambassadors, at ashley.citraro@rockets.utoledo.edu.

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