Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, has a team of 116 student admissions ambassadors who help the Office of Admissions recruit new students.The 2013-14 admissions ambassadors team includes:
Lauren Baker, from Grayslake, a sophomore majoring in communication sciences and disorders.
Ryan Silvola, from Lindenhurst, a sophomore majoring in multimedia journal and mass communication and business administration-advising.
Augustana admissions ambassadors are very involved in campus interactions with prospective students, sharing their experiences and introducing prospective students to life on a residential liberal arts campus. The ambassadors give campus tours, escort students and families to appointments and take leading roles on campus visit days.
Students apply and interview for these positions. The competitive application process lasts several months and begins during spring term.
"The majority of students who applied (for 2013-14) were very well qualified, showing a difficult class load, an excellent GPA, involvement on campus and enthusiasm about Augustana," said Tarah Sipes, manager of campus experience in the Office of Admissions.
Once students are selected, they are required to move in early for the following school year and go through a week of training. Periodic training also is provided to student staff throughout the year.
—Submitted by readMedia.