The 2014 - 2015 Chancellor's Ambassadors
Back Row (left to right): Britt Jensen, Hayden McKelvey, Nicholas White, Tyson Lanka, Ryo Suzuki, Margaret Fennessey
Front Row (left to right): Blake Brouillette, Malia Arlt, Sara Ritzdorf, Morgan Kristensen (Coordinator), Chancellor Douglas A. Kristensen, Kelsey Bonta, Joleen Rupe, Jordanna Glock, Jonathan Hess
Not pictured: Michael Bohn and Heidi Hostert
Image courtesy of Baer Photography.
One of the most selective and oldest groups at the University, the Chancellor’s Ambassadors is an honor organization comprised of exemplary undergraduates from the student body at the University of Nebraska - Kearney.
Selected to serve through a competitive application process, these students act as the official hosts for events held by the Office of the Chancellor and the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. From assisting with high-profile campus visits to attending distinguished University events, members of the Chancellor’s Ambassadors help foster relationships with all members, friends, alumni, and special guests of the University of Nebraska - Kearney family.
In addition, Ambassadors are frequently asked to share their student experience at the University of Nebraska - Kearney. The Chancellor’s Ambassadors assume their responsibilities at a mandatory retreat where they study the history of the University, discuss etiquette, and tour campus facilities. Ambassadors must be able to serve for the entire academic year. They are expected to attend meetings and be readily available to host University events planned by the Office of the Chancellor. Generally, Ambassadors serve during either their junior or senior year.
Ambassador interviews are held during the spring semester for the following year. Selection of Ambassadors is based on availability and willingness to serve, knowledge of the University, leadership, campus involvement, academic background, poise, and interpersonal and communication skills. The Ambassador Selection Board will consider the overall membership of the group to obtain the best representation of the student body.
Serving as an Ambassador is an opportunity and a privilege. Students will polish their leadership skills, increase self-confidence, and learn to better serve others. You will also learn more about the University as you interact with other Ambassadors, members of the faculty and administration, and state and national leaders who visit our campus.