LU to accept applications for Ambassadors through March 18

Application packets for 2011-2012 Lamar University Ambassadors will be available through March 18 in the Office of Alumni Affairs on the Lamar campus. Fourteen openings will be available for new Ambassadors in the fall of 2011.

The alumni office is in Suite 102, Building B, of the John Gray Center, 855 Jim Gilligan Way in Beaumont.

“Lamar University Ambassadors are a select group of students who serve Lamar University in recruiting qualified prospective students, building goodwill among alumni and community supporters at various public functions, and representing the student body to visiting dignitaries,” said Linda LeBlanc, assistant director of alumni affairs. “Lamar Ambassadors have a high level of involvement on campus and are well informed about the university and what it has to offer students, alumni and the community.”

To apply for membership in the Lamar Ambassadors, an applicant must:

* Be a full-time, officially registered Lamar University student who will be classified as a sophomore or above in the fall of 2011.

* Have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and maintain that GPA in order to retain membership in the organization.

* Submit an Ambassadors application that includes a letter of interest, transcript, faculty recommendation and resume.

* Have approval from his/her college dean.

Additional information about the Lamar University Ambassadors program is available on the LU Ambassadors web site here or by contacting the Office of Alumni Affairs at (409) 880-8921 or