University Ambassadors is a select group of William Woods University 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 following students from Missouri met these high standards: Andrea Ankrom, Bowling Green; Krystal Bennett, Couch; Cassie Davis, Old Monroe; Erica Dyer, Odessa; Brittany Evans, Springfield; Cara Evans, Lee’s Summit; Crystal Goeringer, St. Charles; Katy Hiatte, New Bloomfield; Ida Hoffman, Defiance; Joshua Potter, Fulton; Lauren Rossi, Poplar Bluff; Alarie Sims, Blue Springs; Buddy Staats, Hermann; Alarie Sims, Blue Springs, and Tarra White, Mexico.
The rest of the University Ambassadors represent several different states: Vicki Carlile, Smithfield, Ky.; Lynn Frydrych, Butternut, Wis.; Talia Inman, Olathe, Kan.; Lauren McMichael, Houston, Texas; Jerald Ogden, San Antonio, Texas; Jaymie Sanders, Davenport, Iowa; Elizabeth Thomason, Tulsa, Okla.; Emily Thomasson, Nashville, Tenn.
The Ambassadors stay busy during the semester with several activities, such as campus tours, phone calls to prospective students, weekly office hours and other admissions events.
Mike Kosher, admissions counselor, is the Ambassadors sponsor and has brought many fresh, new ideas to the program.
“Our primary mission is to provide a favorable image of William Woods University to its many publics: the community, prospective students, parents, high school and community personnel, and alumni,” Kosher said.