Each year a male and a female student are elected to spend the year attending alumni and campus activities, and speaking to alumni, friends, current and prospective students. The Ambassadors serve a one-year term, and each receives a $2,500 scholarship, paid in two installments, $1,250 each semester. Bork BrothersThey also will receive clothing from Borck Bros. and the official K-State ring from the Alumni Association. Ambassadors are elected by the student body at Homecoming each year (Note: the Ambassador position is for the calendar year).

The two K-State Student Ambassadors represent the student body at Alumni Association events throughout the state and at university activities. The ambassador program began in 1977 as a way to involve student representatives at alumni events. 

Student Ambassadors visit with prospective students and alumni at Alumni Association events throughout Kansas, attend Student Alumni Board meetings and activities, assist with Alumni Association programming on campus like the Alumni Fellows program, Homecoming Student Committee and other special events, as well as assist the president's office as needed. 

JOB DESCRIPTION
The K-State Student Ambassadors' duties include the following:

  • Visit with prospective students and alumni at Alumni Association events throughout the state of Kansas.
  • The ambassador should be prepared to give a short presentation about current student life at K-State at any time during their tenure. Ambassadors are encouraged to work together to compile a short outline that either Ambassador can use individually or that they can use for a presentation together.
  • Attending Student Alumni Board meetings and activities.
  • Alumni Association programming on campus – i.e. class reunions, Homecoming and other special events.
  • Assist the President's Office as needed.

EXPENSES
All expenses associated with Alumni Association activities will be covered for the ambassadors. 

EVENT ATTENDANCE

The Alumni Association shall act as the clearinghouse when requests for appearances are made specifically to the Ambassadors, with the exception of the President's Office.  This is strictly to protect the Ambassadors from requests that they may be unable to fulfill.  All requests should be directed to the advisor.

 Many events are scheduled during the summer months and Ambassadors are required to be present for these events. The Ambassadors should feel free to turn down any events requesting their attendance if there are conflicts because of academic reasons, upon consulting the advisor. 

 The Ambassadors will meet periodically with the advisor to coordinate the event calendar. Because the events the ambassadors will attend vary in location and purpose, the advisor will give guidance on dress. The Ambassadors are expected to be punctual for all event departures and/or listed event times.

SELECTION PROCESS
The Student Ambassador selection process consists of the following:

  • Application review
  • Interview with a student panel
  • Interview with a faculty/staff panel, where each candidate is asked to give a 2-4 minute presentation on the Homecoming theme
  • Voting by the Student Body during Homecoming Week
  • Announcement of the Ambassadors at halftime of the K-State Homecoming football game

The candidate pool will be gradually reduced following each step in the process. 

ADVISER



EVENT DESCRIPTIONS
Alumni/student events
 
There are approximately 12-14 alumni/student events during the year that the Ambassadors are asked to attend. These events are alumni/student gatherings where area alumni and prospective high school students are invited to hear an update on K-State. The Ambassadors are expected to be able to converse with the prospective students about K-State and be able to field questions from alumni. These events are primarily scheduled during the summer and early fall in the evenings during the week, and the Association handles transportation. 

SAMPLE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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(A/S = Alumni/Student Event)

February
SAB selections

March
Pratt A/S
Salina A/S
Greensburg Honors Banquet

April
Larned A/S
Alumni Fellows
For Sophomores Only

May 
Grad Bash
Ring Ceremony 

June
Wildcat Warm Up
 
July
Eureka A/S
Paola A/S
Wichita A/S
 
August
Ottawa A/S
 
September
Lawrence A/S
Abilene A/S
Great Bend A/S
Scholarship Reception
 
October
K-State Homecoming

November
St. Joseph A/S