Chancellors Ambassadors 2019 - Group Photo

About the Program

The Chancellor's Ambassadors represent UofSC Aiken in the community and at university events, in an effort build and foster relationships between students, alumni and the community. As they support the work of the Chancellor and the Advancement offices, the UofSC Aiken Alumni Association Board provides guidance and direction as they will soon be future alumni leaders. Chancellor Ambassadors are nominated by faculty and staff and are selected after an interview process with USC Aiken alumni and staff.

Purpose: 

  • To develop student volunteers into future alumni leaders.
  • To promote goodwill and beneficial relationships between the University and other constituents.
  • Assist the Office of the Chancellor with hosting special events and programs which often include important campus supporters.
  • To assist students in displaying personal and professional character among all those with whom the Chancellor’s Ambassadors interact.

Request the Ambassadors for An Event

Chancellor Ambassadors are scheduled for events which directly support the activities and functions of the Chancellor’s and Advancement Offices. On rare occasions they may be present at other high profile campus events not sponsored by the these offices. If you are making a request, please complete the form linked below at least four weeks prior to the event. A response to the request will be made within a week of its submission.

Request the Chancellor's Ambassadors for an event


Leadership

Advisors for this group will include the Coordinator of the Chancellors Ambassador Program, the Director of Alumni Relations, the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations, and at least one other alumnus or alumna. A representative or designee from the Alumni Board will serve as a liaison between the Board and the Chancellor Ambassadors. 

The current advisors include:

  • Mary Driscoll
  • Marissa Collins
  • Meredith Hawcroft

Current Ambassadors

Congratulations to the following students for being named Chancellor’s Ambassadors for the 2020-2021 academic year:

  • Mike Evans
  • Grace Fulton
  • Anna Hawcroft
  • Daniel Nwachukwu
  • Lorenzo Otero
  • Emma Platte
  • Q'Ladrin Qourters
  • Q'May Qourters
  • George Sharpe
  • Julia Smith
  • Wilson Steinmeyer
  • Kelli Wooten
  • Kimberly Zorn

Future Ambassadors

The application window for the Chancellor's Ambassadors program occurs every spring semester. More details will be posted here once the application date is determined. If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact Marissa Collins, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Meredith Hawcroft, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

After the application closes, applicants will be contacted to arrange an in-person interview with the program's leadership team. 

Chancellor's Ambassadors must be sophomores, juniors or seniors. Applicants who are seniors must be able to serve the entire year and therefore cannot be December graduates unless they served as Ambassadors during their junior year.

Job Description:   

  • Develop professional relationships with alumni and community leaders at special events
  • Provide student representation at Alumni Board meetings and provide student input when requested
  • Attend a retreat for the Chancellor’s Ambassadors
  • Serve as a representative of the university during university and community special events, including but not limited to:
    • Commencement events (December and May)
    • Grad Finale (one day each semester)
    • Alumni Golf Tournament
    • Legislative Delegation Joint Meeting
    • Carolina Day at the State House
    • Pacers and Polo Event
    • Additional special events hosted by the Chancellor or Advancement Offices

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to respond to requests in a timely and professional manner
  • Interest in leadership development
  • A desire to be a positive advocate of UofSC Aiken with alumni, students, faculty & staff, and in the community
  • An ability to work with others as a team player. 

Organizational Benefits:

  • Community and alumni networking opportunities
  • Achievements to be recognized through UofSC Aiken publications and media opportunities
  • Customized blazer and polo shirt
  • Plaques/recognition to outstanding graduating seniors