2011-2012 College Ambassadors with Dean Weidemann
The College Ambassadors maintain a group and fan page on Facebook. Join us and be linked to:
- News & Events
- Student Clubs & Activities
- Info on our Departments & Majors
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources/Ratcliffe Hicks to find our fan page!
What are CANR/RHSA College Ambassadors?
Ambassadors are undergraduate majors in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture (RHSA) that assume a position of leadership and serve as advocates. These individuals work closely with the Associate Dean and staff of the Office of Academic Programs to represent CANR/RHSA to different audiences. This can include serving as a tour guide, providing recruitment presentations, assisting with co-curricular activities, and participating in alumni events. These activities and events may take place during weekdays, evenings, and/or weekends. Ambassadors also have a voice with CANR administration by providing input and contributing to discussions regarding issues that impact students in the CANR and RHSA.
2012-2013 Application Timeline:
Applications are accepted each February for the following academic year. Below is the timeline for the 2012/2013 academic year:
|Call for applications||1/23/12|
|Review of applications||2/20/12 - 3/2/12|
|Interviews||3/19/12 – 3/23/12|
|Notification of applicants||4/2/12|
Applications will be reviewed by staff in the Office of Academic Programs.
Why should I apply to be a CANR/RHSA College Ambassador?
The College Ambassador position provides students opportunities for networking, professional development, enhancing a resume, public speaking, building teamwork and leadership skills, and application of classroom learning. Individuals that satisfactorily complete the expectations of this responsibility will receive a $400 scholarship/award at the end of the academic year. One individual from the College Ambassadors group will be chosen for the role of Student Manager, a position that involves additional leadership and responsibilities.
- Student enrolled in CANR/RHSA
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Have a minimum of 2 semesters remaining at the time of application (not including Spring 2012)
- Be enthusiastic about representing all student majors/programs of the College
- Be willing to meet all expectations (see below)
- Ambassador Orientation (full-day training on Friday, August 24th)
- Ambassador meetings (3 per semester)
- Husky Ambassador training
- Career Night
- Open House (one of two)
- Two off-campus recruiting activities (travel costs covered)
- Two other activities (FFA CDEs; Cornucopia; Scholarship and Awards Dinner; CANR Alumni activities, phone calls to prospective students, information sessions)
- Two leadership workshops (1 per semester)
- One community service activity
College Ambassadors in Action:
The College Ambassadors at Career Night 2011
Brad Hunt and Katherine Hebert at Career Night 2010
Twin Ambassadors, James (left) and Oliver (right) Gaffney
at Waterbury Open House, October, 2010
Several Ambassadors in front of the Husky Dog, September 2010
Amy Beyer (left) and Libby Fedorko (right) at the
National Agricultural Ambassadors Conference, UC Davis, January 2010
Allie LeBlanc (left) and Chelsea Anderson (right)
at CANR/RHSA faculty dinner, October 2009
For more information on the College Ambassadors Group, contact the Office of Academic Programs at (860)-486-2919 or email Colby.Langweiler@uconn.edu.