Alan Fankhauser '82
Assistant director of alumni programs
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. They 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.
The K-State Student Ambassadors' duties include the following:
All expenses associated with Alumni Association activities will be covered for the ambassadors.
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.
The Student Ambassador selection process consists of the following:
The candidate pool will be gradually reduced following each step in the process.