Advancement Ambassadors


Purpose/Mission

The Advancement Ambassadors are committed to those activities which strengthen and enhance the development of PSU. They will promote the university, its interest and goals, to develop meaningful communications among students, faculty, staff, employers, alumni and friends, representing PSU in private and public events related to the university and identifying and cultivating leadership for future university needs, class activities and voluntary support programs.

Goals

  • Creating a diverse volunteer organization that engages the unique talents and gifts of PSU students in support of institutional advancement and university-wide events
  • Developing service-oriented student leaders through training and practical application
  • Increasing student awareness of and participation in university events designed to enhance interaction with PSU donors, employers, alumni and friends
  • Building community among students, alumni, donors, faculty, employers, staff and friends through active support of PSU

Benefits

Include, but are not limited to

  • Members of Advancement Ambassadors, who fully commit to the organization, will have the opportunity to receive training in the following areas:
    • Professionalism
    • Etiquette
    • Public Relations
    • Event Planning
    • Philanthropy
    • Leadership
    • PSU History
    • World-class service
  • Members will experience networking opportunities with distinguished alumni, employers, donors and friends of the university and will have the opportunity to interact with university leadership.
  • Members will gain confidence working with other talented student leaders and campus staff.
  • Members will have the opportunity to participate in mentorship/job shadow programs.
  • Members will have the opportunity to work with exceptional staff in the division of University Advancement including the offices of:
    • Advancement Services
    • Alumni & Constituent Relations
    • Career Services
    • Center for Innovation and Business Development
    • Kansas Polymer Research Center
    • KRPS 
    • University Development
    • University Marketing & Communication
  • Members will experience opportunities to interact with alumni, employers, donors and friends of the university.
  • Members will have the opportunity to participate in various campus/community events such as the T.A.G., Career Days and GorillaFest.
  • Members will be provided with official PSU attire for their personal use when representing the organization and the university.

Eligibility

PSU students must have completed a minimum of 48 academic hours by the end of the spring application semester. Transfer students must have a minimum of 48 academic hours and have completed one full semester at PSU (can include the spring semester of application). Students must also be in good academic standing and an active participant in the university community.

Time Commitment

Members volunteer at many events during the academic year in addition to attending monthly meetings.  Each member must commit to attending the August Orientation meeting,volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours per semester and assist with a minimum of 1 football Saturday to maintain active status.  Events are posted early each semester for members to review and schedule.  Monthly meeting times and locations will be determined based on the availability of the Advancement Ambassadors and may change each semester depending on class and work schedules.

Leadership Opportunities 

The following responsibilities and events take place each academic year which require additional leadership. Members can apply for these positions during August Orientation.

Social Media Coordinator
Administer and maintain Facebook Group
Administer and maintain Twitter

Saturday Football Game Day Coordinator
Assist Alumni & Constituent Relations with scheduling volunteers
Communicate with volunteers on day of events

Philanthropy Coordinator
Plan fall event for Philanthropy Week (November)
Organize meetings with committee members
Schedule volunteers for day of event

T.A.G. Coordinator
Plan spring event T.A.G. (Thank-A-Gorilla)
Organize meetings with committee members
Schedule volunteers for day of event

Honorary Family Host
Serve as part of the selection committee
Host winning family during Saturday Football game

 

Past Advancement Ambassadors


  • 2019-2020
  • 2018-2019
  • 2017-2018
  • 2016-2017
  • 2015-2016
  • 2014-2015
  • 2013-2014
  • 2012-2013
  • 2011-2012
  • 2010-2011
  • 2009-2010
  • 2008-2009

ambassadors 2019-2020 

Abigail Adams

Mackenzie Blackburn

Jaquelyn Bouchie

Courtney Brandel

Malori Bridwell

Lindsey Chambers

Emerson Cochran

Alexandra Covinsky

Audrey Dainty

Abigail Denton

Kate Dreiling

Gerard Eck

Makenzie Fankhauser

Anna Farrow

Molly Graham

Erykah McClendon

Madeline McCoy

Ashley McDonald

Morgan Michael

Madison Monsour

Annika Montalvo

Abagayle Moody

Annabella Moody

Devonne Morrissey

Allyn Murray

Margaret Murray

Emily Paterni

Kailey Pearson

Sabrina Reyes

Gage Riker

Isabelle Schmidtberger

Emma-Leigh Smith

Aubri Stahl

Vanessa Tapia-Becerra

Abhirajsinh Thakor

La'Sha Thomas

Anne Tomes

Kara Torgler

Whitney Weston

Sarah Wilkinson

Ruth Wilkinson

Brittni Young

Ambassadors

Abigail Adams

Alexander Allen

Evalys Azuara

Courtney Brandel

Malori Bridwell

Lindsey Chambers

Kali Chatmon

Amanda Cheshier

Jasmine Crame

Abigail Denton

Anna Farrow

Molly Graham

Shelby Helser

Erin Horgan

Desirae Hunt

Drew Martin

Erykah McClendon

Morgan Michael

Allyn Murray

Margaret Murray

Cassandra Ngo

Wyatt Osterhage

Emily Paterni

Gretchen Reed

Gage Riker

Anne Tomes

Kara Torgler

Parker Welborn

Whitney Weston

Griffin Williams

Brittni Young

Ambassadors

Cassidy Barnard

Sabrena Beaman

Shelby Bicknell

Aaron Bigando

Morgan Bly

Hank Cloninger

Gage Davies

Amber DeMaranville

Zachary Denton

Bethanne Elliott

Kolleen Gladden

Zachary Green

Shelby Helser

Blake Hudson

Desirae Hunt

Blair Jorgensen

Tyler Kuder

Morgan Maransani

Drew Martin

Peyton McAllister

Haley Mona

Allie Moody

Viet Nguyen

Wyatt Osterhage

Megan Peabody

Marissa Polodna

Noe Puebla-Garcia

Sheldynn Reynolds

Dakota Robarts

Joshua Schooley

Brianna Seiler

Sydney Shields

Theresa Umscheid

Ryan Urban

Rae Zeller

Sabrena Beaman

Shelby Bicknell

Morgan Bly

Austin Bogina

Kaitlynn Casaert

Magali Chase

Zachary Denton

Chelsea Foster

Kolleen Gladden

Mariah Green

Lacey Greve

Gavin Houser

Blair Jorgensen

Andrew Joy

Morgan Maransani

Roderick May

Kayla McCully

Haley Mona

Mary Nance

Viet Nguyen

Megan Peabody

Lena Pinkston

Marissa Polodna

Jeremiah Reece

Brianna Seiler

Xavier Sheehy

Sydney Shields

Lindsay Short

Alina Sigitova

Elizabeth Smith

Mackenzi Tims

Ryan Urban

Rae Zeller
Ginger Pond

Caitlin Shepard

Mariah Green

Magali Chase

Ariel Everett

Kolleen Gladden

Michael Haynes

Gavin Houser

Andrew Joy

Sydney Lemos

Roderick May

Kayla Mccully

Haley Mona

Viet Nguyen

Megan Peabody

Lena Pinkston

Ryan Schulteis

Lindsay Short

Adam Cheshier

Mackenzi Tims

Mary Nance

Katie Graham

Logan Napier

Abbey Chaloupka

Mariah Laman

Jeremiah Reece

Allison Smith

Xavier Sheehy

Courtney Schlund

Kaitlynn Casaert
Priscilla Adamah

Taylor Gravett

Adam Cheshier

Mackenzi Tims

Mary Nance

Katie Graham

Logan Napier

Abbey Chaloupka

Mariah Laman

Shannon Ahlstedt

Cori Austin

James Saltat

Jeremiah Reece

Kaitlynn Casaert

Sophia Evans

Kimberlee Fields

Hillary Anne Hunsinger

Bailey Peak

Jessica Lowery

Darrell Chism

Smith Alison

April Huninghake

Xavier Sheehy

Kathryn Wolfe

Courtney Schlund
Jaimie Berberich

Kaitlynn Casaert

Darrell Chism

Sophia Evans

Kimberlee Fields

Hillary Anne Hunsinger

Jessica Lowery

Jourdan Miller

Bailey Peak

Julia Sammur

Xavier Sheehy

Courtney Schlund

Eunae Abbuehl

Alison Clark

April Huninghake

Mason McCurdy

Kathryn Wolfe
Eunae Abbuehl

Kaitlin Bristley

Alison Clark

Taylor Davis

Jeremy Donahue

Kelley Gorman

Sydney Hague

April Huninghake

Rachel Jordan

Cory Kiesling

Alex Kim

Sara Liming

Mason McCurdy

Alexandria Rausch

Kathryn Wolfe
Eunae Abbuehl

Monica Austin

Jamie Bowman

Ashleigh Downes

Jonna Fearmonti

Elyssa Fox

Meron Garedew

Thomas Gregory

Sydney Hague

April Huninghake

Lara Ismert

Jeanine Kunshek

Jimmika Lawson

Ashlea Loudermilk

Jacob Mendez

Brandon Mills

Lindsay Nance

Alexandria Rausch

Emily Smith

Stephanie Webb

Jared Wetzel

Callie Wheeler

Lacie Worrell

Alyssa Zimmerman
Sara Bueltel

Torie Butts

Patricia Condiff

Ashleigh Downes

Jonna Fearmonti

April Huninghake

Holden Kraus

Melissa Launchbaugh

Jennifer Matson

Lindsay Nance

Kayan Nash

Vicki Robinson

Paige Testerman

Stephanie Webb

Callie Wheeler

Alyssa Zimmerman
Victoria Butts

Patricia Condiff

Amber Devena

Kandis Fisher

Sonia Guzman

Taylor Jurski

Holden Kraus

Melissa Launchbaugh

Kendra Leikam

Tiffany Martin

Jennifer Matson

Nicole McCombs

Alexandra Mosley

Lindsay Nance

Kylie Piva

Rachel Azuara

Julie Burdick

Jennifer Durkin

Kandis Fisher

Kelly Hartley

Linda Igbinigie

Kendra Leikam

Jennifer McCracken

Timi Myers

Kristin Norwood

Jenae Palmer

Jazmin Ramirez

Analia Saldivar

Skannd Tyagi

Emily Vanderford

Emily Walters

Kaitlin Weddum