About the Ambassadors
The Appalachian Graduate Student Ambassadors are a select group of outstanding graduate students who represent a range of graduate degree programs on Appalachian's main campus. The Ambassadors support the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School by making presentations at recruitment events, leading campus tours of prospective students, participating in open house events and First Fridays, and assisting with formal Graduate School events such as awards receptions and commencement ceremonies.
Ambassadors - History
The Appalachian Graduate Student Ambassadors program was created in the summer of 2014 by the graduate dean, Edelma Huntley with the assistance of Robert Sanders, Associate Dean, and Sandra Krause, Director of Graduate Admissions. From a very strong pool of nominees representing several departments from three different colleges, the inaugural class of Ambassadors was selected to represent Appalachian's graduate students at special events and to tell, from their unique perspectives, the story of the incredible graduate student experience at Appalachian.
Ambassadors - Service
Service Responsibilities of the Graduate Student Ambassadors
Graduate Student Ambassador Activities
- Participate in strategic planning and development for the Graduate Student Ambassadors program
- Participate actively in the Graduate School's social media presence
- Represent the graduate student voice at meetings of Graduate School and graduate program advisory boards
- Collaborate with the Graduate Student Associate Senate on initiatives to enhance the graduate student experience