The mission of the Student Ambassadors program is to develop student leaders who serve as official hosts of the Bagwell College of Education facilitating events, promoting student engagement, and supporting student success through community outreach and recruitment.
Students will be selected to represent the Bagwell College of Education as Student Ambassadors and serve as hosts at a variety of College- and University-sponsored events, such as career days, recruiting activities, alumni functions, special visitation days, high school student activities, seminars, and receptions. Student Ambassadors engage with potential students, alumni, donors, and community members and play a key role in fostering relationships and promoting a positive, caring, diverse and inclusive culture in the Bagwell College of Education.
Student Ambassadors will:
- Facilitate Bagwell College of Education orientation activities
- Give building tours in the Bagwell College of Education
- Meet with prospective students
- Support outreach and recruitment initiatives
- Provide support at Bagwell events such as open houses, welcome-back events, and other honors and recognition ceremonies
- Engage in promotional social media projects
Student Ambassadors are required to attend monthly meetings during fall and spring semesters, attend a fall retreat in August to plan for the year, and assist with various events throughout the year.
As a Student Ambassador you will develop leadership, communication, and networking skills that will serve you well throughout your educational career. You will receive training and learn all about the resources and facilities available to students at KSU and in the Bagwell College of Education. This position will be an excellent addition to your resume. You will also receive KSU swag to wear when representing the university. Student Ambassadors are well-respected leaders in the college and will have opportunities to provide valuable feedback to college administrators on various topics impacting KSU and the Bagwell College of Education.
How Are Student Ambassadors Chosen?
Each year, outstanding undergraduates are chosen to be the primary student communicators for the Bagwell College of Education and to develop their leadership abilities for future professional education roles. Ambassadors are selected based on their academic performance, personal statement, recommendations, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership potential.
Who is Eligible?
- Undergraduate education or education-interest students enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
- 2.75 minimum grade point average
- Enrolled in the university at least one semester
- At least two semesters (fall and spring) remaining before graduation
- A commitment to positively promote the Bagwell College of Education
What Do I Need to Apply?
- A completed application
- Personal Statement – 3 page limit (single spaced), 12-point font
- Why do you wish to be involved in the Student Ambassador program?
- What qualities do you have to contribute to the program?
- What does commitment to the program and to the other student ambassadors mean to you?
- What would you like to learn from the program?
- What are your academic interests and future plans?
- What is your favorite thing about the Bagwell College of Education?
- Two Letters of Recommendations
- Please upload two letters of recommendations. Recommendations should be from faculty, staff, employers, or others who are familiar with your activities, academic performance, and ability to communicate.
How Can I Learn More?
For questions about the Bagwell College of Education Student Ambassador program, please email Dr. Raynice Jean-Sigur at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please access the application here. Application will remain open until all ambassador slots are filled.
2022-2023 Student Ambassadors
Meet the Team
Vi Tran Huynh
Vi Tran Huynh, a junior with a major in Elementary Education and minor in Spanish, is from Vietnam, but was raised in Gainesville, Georgia. The Bagwell College of Education holds a special place in her heart as it has opened up new opportunities for community, support, and given her a diverse space to nourish her pursuit of education. Vi believes that it is important to take initiative in your goals and explore the myriad of opportunities Kennesaw offers in fostering your ambitions and interests.
From Calhoun, Georgia, Idaicia (Daicia) McConnell is a third-year elementary education major. She loves the college because of the networking opportunities. Her advice to future educators is to always bring positive energy to the table, be open to try new things and to never give up.
Brooke Patton is a third-year elementary education major from Blairsville, Georgia. She loves BCOE because of its outstanding professors, students, and resources. She believes students should pursue what they are passionate about!
Cam Williams is a Junior, majoring in History Education. He is from Jackson, Georgia. He loves BCOE because it has so many tools you can utilize to help you be successful. His advice is to try as many organizations as soon as possible so you can make new connections.
Atiyyah Sanders is a third-year elementary education major from Lithonia, Georgia. She loves the Bagwell College of Education because of the support that she receives from students, staff, and faculty. Her advice to new coming students is to not be afraid to explore our campus, make new friends, ask questions, and get involved in our campus community
Mariyah Richardson is a third-year elementary education major from Stone Mountain, Georgia. She loves the college because of how helpful and attentive the advisors are. Her advice to students is to never be afraid to be yourself and try new experiences.