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.