Presidential Ambassadors | Marian University

Presidential Ambassadors

Presidential Ambassadors have been a tradition at Marian University since 2015, when we launched the program with an inaugural group of 14 students. Today, the program has grown to include 32 students who are among Marian's best and brightest.

Students selected for this honor represent the university at prestigious campus and community events. They meet and network with alumni, community leaders, business executives, and other friends of the university at these functions, promoting Marian University's mission, vision, values, and traditions.

Benefits
Here are just a few of the benefits of being a Presidential Ambassador:
  • You have the opportunity to network with faculty, staff, alumni, community leaders, and friends of the university at high-profile, on- and off-campus events throughout the year.
  • Build social skills, practice business etiquette, take advantage of leadership opportunities, and serve as an official university representative.
  • Develop lifelong relationships with university staff, faculty, and administrators who will serve as employment references for internships and job interviews.
  • Students who exceed performance expectations may receive a letter of recommendation from Marian University President Daniel J. Elsener.
Eligibility

To serve as a Presidential Ambassador at Marian, you must have completed at least one full year of study. If this describes you, then you should:

  • Submit a completed application.
  • Provide contact information for two (2) personal or professional references.
  • Participate in an interview with the advisor and selection committee.
  • Be a student in good academic and social standing with a minimum GPA that exceeds 3.0.
Requirements and responsibities

As a Presidential Ambassador, your responsibilities will include:

  • Attend an orientation session for all ambassadors before the start of each academic year.
  • Participate in monthly organizational meetings.
  • Volunteer for at least two (2) university events each semester, where you'll serve as a host, guide, greeter, or usher. You may also complete other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in a fall or spring day of service.
  • Maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA and be a student in good academic and social standing
Application timeline

Once you complete one full year of classes, we hope you will apply for a position as a Presidential Ambassador at Marian University.

  • Online applications open Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Completed applications are due Friday, March 1, 2019

Students with successful applications will participate in interviews that will be conducted:

  • March 18–27, 2019

 Students selected to serve as a Presidential Ambassador during the 2019-20 year will be notified:

  • Before Monday, April 1, 2019

2018-19 Presidential Ambassadors

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    Daniela Alaniz '19
    Biology and chemistry major
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    Amanda Annee '19
    Exercise science major with business minor
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    Gabriella Arnold '18
    Health and physical education major with special education minor

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    Greg Clark '19
    Nursing major

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    Mackenzie Dailey '19
    Accounting and finance major
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    Nancy Doll '18
    Biology major
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    Adam Eads '20
    Exercise science major
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    Sebastian Francisco '21
    Political science major

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    Alexandra Griebling '20
    Chemistry and engineering major with mathematics and physics minors
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    Maxwell Hartsough '19
    Mathematics and engineering major
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    Lauren Haunert '18
    Biology major with Spanish minor
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    Sarah Hershberger '19
    Biology and psychology major
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    Olivia Hoffman '20
    Biology major with psychology minor
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    Abby Jordan '19
    Psychology major
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    Rachel Kassing '21
    Accounting and finance major
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    Kristen Layman '19
    Accounting major
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    Mariana Lovera '19
    Accounting major with pastoral leadership and Spanish minors
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    Kegan Main '19
    Biology major with pre-med concentration and theatre minor
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    Evan Mathias '20
    Exercise science major
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    Sarah Meer '20
    English major
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    Jake Mills '19
    Marketing major

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    Mason Mockobee '20
    Chemistry major with theology minor
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    Marija Petrovic '19
    Chemistry major
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    Maria Portman '20
    Secondary education and mathematics major with pastoral leadership minor
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    Jessica Rikke '19
    Nursing major
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    Daniel Sanders '19
    Marketing major with graphic design minor
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    Danni Schweitzer '21
    Elementary education major with studio art minor
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    Ike Skwarcan '19
    Business management major

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    Conor Smith '20
    Exercise science major with business minor
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    Andrea Stanley '20
    Communication major with biology and pastoral leadership minors

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    Annie Wall '19
    Communication major with business minor
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    Amanda Warnke '19
    Secondary education and mathematics major with business minor
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    Molly Whitlow '20
    Business management major
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