Another academic year has come to a close, and as the program advisor for the College Ambassadors, it is bittersweet. Every year around this time I have to say goodbye to another amazing cohort of Ambassadors who are graduating, and welcome a new cohort full of ambition and potential.
We have 11 graduating Ambassadors this May, and one who graduated in December. This cohort is a special group, as they have helped grow and improve the program immensely. Five of the graduating seniors have been Ambassadors for three years! All of these students have dedicated their time and energy into this program, spreading their passion for CAHNR and RHSA to the community. Over the past few years we increased our commitment to community service, implemented an annual Hunger Banquet, created this blog, and offered additional training and professional development programs. The College Ambassadors have become recognized leaders in our community.
Congratulations to our graduating Ambassadors! As a College we are very proud of their accomplishments and service, and are excited to see all that they accomplish in the future. I am also personally very proud of each and every one of them, knowing all that they overcame and sacrificed to be dedicated student leaders. Enjoy the Commencement ceremony on Saturday – we will be cheering as you cross that stage.
(from left to right)
Yamini Chalikonda, Allied Health Sciences
Emily Daly, Natural Resources
Audriana Finney, Animal Science
Alycia Fulton, Animal Science
Meredith Hillmon, Environmental Sciences
Elizabeth Houston, Pathobiology
Sumia Hussain, Allied Health Sciences
Katie Lainas, Nutritional Sciences & Pathobiology
Katelyn McFadden, Animal Science
Elizabeth Petrosus, Animal Science (December grad)
Elizabeth Tomasco, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences
Dustin Yaworski, Allied Health Sciences