University Ambassadors Selected at William Woods

Eight students have been selected to be University Ambassadors at William Woods University. They form a select group of students who aid the Office of Admissions in the student recruitment process. These students are unique individuals who are diverse in their activities, majors, genders and ethnicities.


Becoming a University Ambassador is hardly an easy task.  There are several qualifications and key components that are required during the selection process.  These qualifications include good academic standing, qualities of leadership and desire to promote the university, demonstrated campus and/or community involvement and the ability to balance academics with extra-curricular activities. 


The ambassadors stay busy during the semester with several activities, such as campus tours, weekly office hours and other admissions events.


Allison Bornhauser, assistant director of admissions, said, “We are excited to welcome the new University Ambassadors to our team!  They are all a great representation of William Woods and bring excitement, new stories and experiences to share with prospective families.”  


Bornhauser co-chairs the University Ambassadors program with Kristen David, admissions representative. 


The following students were chosen to be University Ambassadors:

Emily Barrett of Bull Valley, Ill.

Amy Gibson of Kirksville, Mo.

Shelby Jobe of Russellville, Mo.

Dakota Linsenbardt of Jefferson City, Mo.

Emily Magnuson of Liberty, Mo.

Julia Needhammer of Flagstaff, Ariz.

Beth Oseroff of Dallas, Texas

Abby Schuman of Everett, Wash.


They join 13 current University Ambassadors:

Ilana Archuleta of Fulton, Mo.

Sally Bohlinger of Lake Elmo, Minn.

Rachel Graves of Liberty, Mo.

Alexis Guth of Sullivan, Mo.

Darian Horn-Lightfoot of Fort Madison, Iowa

Max Magruder of St. Louis, Mo.

Ashley Martin of Belvidere, Ill.

Rachel Petricka of Las Vegas, Nev.

Alycia Schreder of Waterloo, Ill.

Brooke Thibodaux of Wildwood, Mo.

Gillian Tracey of Spring, Texas

Lucas Watson of Louisiana, Mo.

Katherine Wortmann of Mexico, Mo.