December 3, 2009
09-111

Kate Elliot
Communications Specialist

University Names Student Ambassadors

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University selected 24 students for the University Ambassadors organization -- a group that will assist the president with outreach functions and activities, including graduation and alumni events.

Members were chosen based on numerous factors, including enthusiasm for VSU, interest in and commitment to the organization, leadership qualities and communication skills. The group -- with a cumulative 3.5 GPA -- is active within the university and greater Valdosta community; they are eager to promote VSU, as well as its interests and goals among future, current and past students and friends of the university.

Dean of Students Russ Mast said the group -- which represents a diverse group of VSU students -- will hopefully develop into stronger student leaders and advocates for VSU as they network with community leaders on behalf of the university.

“The ambassadors will bring unity between the students and the VSU community, and a strong sense of school pride,” Mast said. “It will provide an opportunity for potential donors and friends of the university to see what type of high caliber student we have on our campus.”

New members are as follows:

Bradie Allen
Taylor Austin
Alecia Beck
Ashley Brickner
Tessica Burley
Kathleen Crock
Brandi Foster
Marci Garner
Keri Guined
Taneshala Hall
Ross Hegenwald
Anna Klapp
Tatiana Lee
Lauren Lyautey
Marjie Gray Massee
Michael McKerson
Martiez Moore
Justin Phillips
ShaKnequa Pleas
Daniel Shackleford
Brian Shanken
Ansley Thompson
Rebekah Tuten
Brittany Wallace