President's Ambassador Program

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Samuel Merritt University (SMU) President’s Ambassador Program is to provide student leaders who participate in an official capacity at special events throughout the year. This program, which brings together students from various academic disciplines, serves to enrich and enhance leadership and communication skills, personal growth, and professional development for its membership while creating long lasting ties with their future alma mater.

Purpose:

The SMU President’s Ambassadors are trained student leaders who are responsible for promoting unity and engagement among the SMU student body. Ambassadors will, at the request of the President, represent the University in a variety of venues, including, but not limited to public events, fundraising activities, community service events, speaking engagements, student recruitment activities, and other informational or educational sessions where both the Ambassador and the University will benefit by linking outreach effort to professional and leadership development.

2019 President's Ambassadors

Briauna Keller ELMSN FNP Dec. 2020

Briauna Keller
ELMSN FNP 2020

Tasha McCarver ELMSN FNP 2021

Tasha McCarver
ELMSN FNP 2021

Ashley Mick BSN 2020

Ashley Mick
BSN 2020

Tigist Melese BSN 2020

Tigist Melese
BSN 2020

Shivani Phanse Podiatry 2020

Shivani Phanse
Podiatry 2020

Shavontay Brooks BSN 2019

Shavontay Brooks
BSN 2019

Sarah Pan BSN 2019

Sarah Pan
BSN 2019

Nadine Huerta ELMSN FNP 2019

Nadine Huerta
ELMSN FNP 2019

Nensha Kamara OT 2019

Nensha Kamara
OT 2019

Jareena Lumpkin BSN 2020

Jareena Lumpkin
BSN 2020

Fikir Melese BSN 2020

Fikir Melese
BSN 2020

Charlene Boatright ELMSN FNP 2020

Charlene Boatright
ELMSN FNP 2020

Angelique Turner BSN 2020

Angelique Turner
BSN 2020

Adriana Ultreras Carey BSN 2020

Adriana Ultreras Carey
BSN 2020

Angela Tang ELMSN CM 2019

Angela Tang
ELMSN CM 2019

Kari Leong BSN 2019

Kari Leong
BSN 2019

Milissa Buriel ELMSN FNP 2019

Milissa Buriel
ELMSN FNP 2019

Tiffany Champney ABSN SAC 2019

Tiffany Champney
ABSN SAC 2019

Vanessa Cureil BSN 2019

Vanessa Cureil
BSN 2019

Victoria Wong ELMSN FNP 2020

Victoria Wong
ELMSN FNP 2020

Princess Parker ELMSN CM 2020

Princess Parker
ELMSN CM 2020

Zachary Salmassy ELMSN FNP 2021

Zachary Salmassy
ELMSN FNP 2021

Victoria Liew Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 2021

Victoria Liew
DPM 2021

Sam Vang ELMSN FNP 2021 SAC

Sam Vang
ELMSN FNP 2021 SAC

Juanita Bracy Master Physician Assistant 2020

Juanita Bracy
MPA 2020

Rachael Toral BSN 2019

Rachael Toral
BSN 2019

Kamya Cook BSN OAK May 2019

Kamya Cook
BSN OAK 2019

Ghada Saloha ELMSN FNP SAC 2021

Ghada Saloha
ELMSN FNP SAC 2021

Sadie Harden BSN OAK May 2019

Sadie Harden
BSN OAK 2019

Rachel Fariscal BSN 2020

Rachel Fariscal
BSN 2020

Richard Luu Doctor of PT 2021

Richard Luu
DPT 2021

Romeric Alahwal BSN 2020

Romeric Alahwal
BSN 2020

Adrienne Cabrera BSN 2020

Adrienne Cabrera
BSN 2020

Andrew Hu Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 2021

Andrew Hu
DPM 2021

Ebony Versaci BSN 2019

Ebony Versaci
BSN 2019

Esther Nickelson ELMSN FNP 2019

Esther Nickelson
ELMSN FNP 2019

Giovanna Lopez OTD 2021

Giovanna Lopez
OTD 2021

Pamela Nacion BSN 2020

Pamela Nacion
BSN 2020

Phaedra Saxon BSN 2019

Phaedra Saxon
BSN 2019

 

 

Application:

The SMU President's Ambassador Program is our way of engaging students in events and activities on and off campus. We are recruiting a cohort of  students from historically underrepresented populations and their allies to serve as ambassadors who carry the message of institutional quality, inclusiveness, and educational opportunity.  This message will be delivered to potential students and community groups who promote and support educational success.  Ambassadors will, at the request of the President, represent the University in a variety of venues, including fundraising activities, community service events, speaking engagements, student recruitment activities and other informational or educational sessions where both the ambassador and the University will benefit by linking outreach efforts to professional and leadership development.

Ambassador Expectations:

  • Commit to the program for at least 12 months (February - January 31)
  • Participate in at least five (5) events/activities
  • Remain in Good Academic Standing (program dependent)
  • Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude
  • Complete the Online Orientation by February 8, 2019.

Benefits:

  • Ambassadors will gain valuable experience through deepened engagement in constituent communities and exposure to critical networks of people and organizations that are valuable to their professional growth.
  • Ambassadors will gain new experience in public speaking, leadership roles, and organizational skills.
  • Ambassadors will receive continuing mentoring experiences from University representatives with whom they work and travel.
  • Ambassadors and SMU will actively and honestly engage in activities that promote diversity and inclusion.
  • Participation in the Ambassadors program will be noted on their SMU academic transcripts
  • Ambassadors can include this experience on their resume

Ambassador Requirements:

Applicants must be currently enrolled, be in good academic standing, and have completed at least one semester as a student at Samuel Merritt University prior to serving as a student ambassador. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to articulate the characteristics of the University and describe their experience as a SMU student in an objective and professional manner.

2019 President’s Ambassador Application Timeline:

  • January 3, 2019: Application Open
  • January 20, 2019: Application Deadline
  • February 2, 2019: Ambassadors will be selected and notified by email

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