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Worcester State University's Presidential Student Ambassadors promote the University at select on- and off-campus functions throughout the academic year.
My name is Lizbeth Alcantara-Ruiz and I am from New Bedford, MA. I am a sophomore at Worcester State University in the Occupational Therapy program with a minor in Spanish for Health Professionals. I am involved in Student Senate, Amnesty International, and the Student Occupational Therapy Association on campus. I am also a first year Presidential Student Ambassador. In the future, I hope to attend graduate school to become an occupational therapist.
My name is Charles Bray, and I’m a senior at Worcester State University from Shrewsbury, MA. I’m studying Biotechnology with a concentration in Pre-Med and a minor in Philosophy and Law. In addition to being a second-year Presidential Student Ambassador, I serve as a Resident Assistant on campus. I also run the sprint hurdle events as a member of the Men’s Track and Field team, and serve on the Leadership Team for Christian Fellowship. I like to stay involved on campus by volunteering in community service projects in CLEWS and the Student Support Network (SSN). Outside of WSU, I also mentor students through the Massachusetts Science and Engineering fair and CovEd nonprofit. I hope to pursue a postgraduate research degree and an M.D. in the future to become a medical scientist.
My name is Nick Giovino and I am a senior at Worcester State University from Westford, MA. I am a Psychology major with a concentration in Mental Health. I am the Vice President of the Psi Chi, International Honors Society in Psychology. I am a Resident Assistant on campus, a Peer Mentor for incoming first-year students, and involved in a variety of different clubs. I am a first-year Presidential Student Ambassador and I hope to pursue a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology.
My name is Maggie Gurney and I am a senior nursing student at Worcester State University from Douglas, Massachusetts. I am the Secretary of the Massachusetts' Student Nurses' Association and involved in the Student Support Network. I am a third year Presidential Student Ambassador. I hope to become a critical care nurse and eventually work with newborns in the NICU. I would like to eventually complete my doctorate degree to become a nurse practitioner.
I’m Chris Heintz, a first-year Presidential Student Ambassador and I am entering my senior year at Worcester State University. I came from Cape Cod to study Criminal Justice and, eventually, add a minor in Business Administration with a Honors concentration. My greatest accomplishment in college so far has been the work that my team and I have completed through Worcester State Enactus. We delivered our Financial Literacy program both in-person and virtually during the current pandemic.
My name is Anna Johnson, and I am going to be a senior this year at Worcester State University. I am from Worcester, Massachusetts. I am a Sociology major with a minor in Pre-Law. On-campus I am actively involved with so many different activities like planning events centered around promoting diversity on campus and advocating for students on campus. I am a chair for the Third World Alliance club, and the Student Trustee on campus. I am a second-year Presidential Student Ambassador. I hope to attend law school in the future to help find justice for the underrepresented populations in my country and community.
My name is Kimberly-Ann Lang, but most people call me Kim. I am a junior at Worcester State University and from Marlborough, MA. I am in the Nursing Program with a minor in Communications. I am involved in the Commuter Activities Board and the new Boba Club where I act as the treasurer for both clubs. Along with clubs, I am also entering my third year of working at Thea’s Food Pantry at Worcester State. This is my first year as a Presidential Student Ambassador. I hope to pursue either postgraduate studies to become a nurse anesthetist or a career in travel nursing.
My name is Matheus Montenario and I’m a senior Biology major, with a minor in Chemistry, and a Pre-Medical concentration. I am a member of the following groups on campus: Enactus, Haitian Student Union, Student Support Network, Christian Fellowship, Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society, and the Pre-Health Club. I am also a first-year Presidential Student Ambassador and a second-year Residential Assistant on campus. I plan on pursuing medical school post-graduation and specializing in pediatrics.
My name is Caitlyn Oliveira and I’m a sophomore at Worcester State from Berkley, MA in the Elementary Education and English B.S program. I am in the Honors Program and an Ambassador in that program as well. I am a first-year Presidential Student Ambassador. I hope to pursue my masters in Elementary Education and work towards my dream of becoming a teacher.
My name is Marc-Kendy Paul and I am from Sharon, MA. I am a senior here at Worcester State University. I major in Liberal studies and minor in Spanish for Health Professionals, Business, Chemistry, and I am also on the Pre-Medical track. I am a fourth-year Resident Assistant, serve on the E-board for the Christian Fellowship group, and the President of the Haitian Student Union on campus. I hope to pursue an M.D after completing my undergraduate.
My name is Emma Polak and I am from Ware, Mass. I am a second-year student here at Worcester State. I am an Environmental Science major with a minor in Biology. In addition to being a first-year Presidential Student Ambassador, I am also in the Honors Program. When I am not in the classroom I enjoy volleyball, being outdoors, skiing, snowboarding, and spending time with friends. After college, I hope to work in a laboratory doing biological research.
My name is Abbi Poplawski and I am a junior at Worcester State University from Webster, MA. I am an Elementary Education and Psychology double major with a concentration in Developmental Processes. On top of being a second-year Presidential Student Ambassador, I am a member of Best Buddies and an AmeriCorps Volunteer through JumpStart. In the future, I hope to become a third-grade teacher and share my passion to make a difference with every one of my students.
Shalom! My name is Karen Shalev, I am a nontraditional senior from Worcester in the Honors program double majoring in Visual and Performing Arts and Communication. This is my second year as a Presidential Student Ambassador. I am also the SGA President, co-founder and President of Chabad on Campus, and President of Delta Alpha Pi, Gamma Chi chapter. I am starting my M.S. in Communication at Clark University this year thanks to a joint articulation program between our two schools. After graduation, I hope to work as a public relations specialist for a non-profit organization.
My name is Aspen Zheng. I am an international student from China. I major in Biology with a Pre-Medical concentration. I am a member of the Student Government and Entrepreneurial Ambassadorship program. I am also a new Resident Assistant on campus. Additionally, I am a first-year Presidential Student Ambassador. I am hoping to go to medical school after college and become a surgeon.
The purpose of Student Ambassadors is to:
The goals/responsibilities of Student Ambassadors are to:
The commitments of Student Ambassadors include:
Student Ambassadors benefits include:
Eligibility: Students must:
Mandatory Bi-Weekly MeetingsAttend all regularly scheduled bi-weekly meetings during the academic year which will be held at a time TBD. You are allowed one excused absence per semester, however you must notify the coordinator in advance. This does not include class schedule conflicts.Attend all Mandatory EventsIf you sign-up for an event, we expect you to be there on time and stay for the entire assigned shift. Leaving early or coming late for any reason other than class schedule will not be allowed.Meet the Minimum Event Requirement per MonthHours will vary depending on the time of year, and events can take place during evenings and weekends.Respond to all E-Mail Communications!!Be Part of the TeamActive participation in the group is expected. Our team will not function effectively without every one's cooperation. You should always display a positive and cooperative attitude at all events and meetings.Demonstrate ProfessionalismConduct all Ambassador business in a professional manner in-person and online. Wear Ambassador clothing and name tags to all events, unless otherwise specified by the coordinator.Have a Favorable Semester Performance ReviewEach Ambassador will meet with the staff coordinator at the end of each semester to review their performance.Failure to adhere to these responsibilities and expectations will result in either a reduced semester salary or your termination from the program.
There are a few simple steps to follow to become a Presidential Student Ambassador. Please refer to the information below. Also, please review the student ambassador description of responsibilities before you submit your application.
Application ProcessBegin the application process by filling out the Student Ambassador Application. Once you complete the online application, it will be emailed to the selection committee. You will receive an email within 48 business hours notifying you that your application has been received.
Please provide the name of 2 faculty or staff members you would like to use as a reference, they should each submit a letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by interdepartmental mail to Julia Demkowicz in the President's Office. Letters of recommendation should answer the following questions:
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