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UA’s College of Arts and Sciences Selects Ambassadors

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences has announced its student Ambassadors for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Ambassadors serve as official representatives of the College of Arts and Sciences at functions sponsored by the College. They assist with the planning and implementation of special events, provide tours of college facilitates to prospective students and assist the campus and Tuscaloosa community at large through acts of service.

“To be selected as an Ambassador is a distinct honor,” said Dr. Robert Olin, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Ambassadors are selected based on their credentials as well as on a personal interview, and the appointments are highly competitive. These 26 students represent the College at a wide range of events and in the community. They are truly our ambassadors in the highest sense of the word, representing our more than 9,000 students to alumni, prospective students and their parents, and other College constituents.”

The 2014-15 Ambassadors and officers are:

Addison Arnold, freshman, economics, Lexington, Kentucky

Lauren Brown, sophomore, biology, Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Nicole Chambers, freshman, chemistry and management, Franklin, Tennessee

Brenna Christensen, junior, biology, Mobile, vice president of service

Taylor Coar, sophomore, dance, Birmingham

Blake Copeland, sophomore, biology, Huntsville

Ryan Cummins, junior, psychology, Libertyville, Illinois

Anna Davis, sophomore, English, Birmingham

Dustin Davis, sophomore, economics and American studies, Atlanta, Georgia

Halle Deemer, junior, art, Montgomery, secretary

John Davis Diaz, freshman, biology, Tuscaloosa

Cymara Hancock, junior, political science, Marietta, Georgia

Cory Livingston, junior, biology, Hartselle

Justin Lomax, freshman, biology, Knoxville, Tennessee

Mason Mariney, sophomore, criminal justice, Atlanta, Georgia

Will Menas, junior, political science, Spanish Fort, co-president

Rebecca Moss, senior, political science, Santa Ana, California

Matt O’Brien, junior, philosophy and economics, Covington, Georgia

Ansley Platt, sophomore, English, Birmingham, coordinator of administrative relations

Amanda Przekora, sophomore, biology, Northport

Michael Ryan, junior, biology and management, Winter Springs, Florida

Virginia Skipper, sophomore, psychology, Columbia, South Carolina

Grace Spears, junior, biology, Andalusia

Hannah Studdard, sophomore, environmental sciences, Parrish, co-president

Katie Turgeon, junior, chemistry, Decatur, vice president of community

Jenna Witkowski, sophomore, communicative disorders and Spanish, St. Louis, Missouri

The College of Arts and Sciences is UA’s largest division and the largest liberal arts college in the state. Students from the College have won numerous national awards including Rhodes Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarships, Truman Scholarships, and memberships on the USA Today Academic All American Team.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

  • CONTACT: Stephanie Brumfield, communications specialist, UA College of Arts and Sciences, 205/348-8539,
  • SOURCE: Allison Verhine, director of college honors and endowment accounts, UA College of Arts and Sciences, 205/348-7009,