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Lamar University announces 2011-2012 Ambassadors

Lamar University has selected 13 students to serve as Lamar Ambassadors. They will join 17 returning Ambassadors in representing the student body at official university events during the 2011-2012 academic year.

“Lamar University is fortunate to have many alumni and friends who are dedicated to supporting the goals of our university,” said President James Simmons. “The Ambassadors are excellent representatives of the students who benefit from the support of these loyal friends of our institution.”

Lamar University Ambassadors are a select group of students who serve the university by assisting in recruiting qualified prospective students, building goodwill among alumni and community supporters at various public functions, and representing the student body to visiting dignitaries. 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 serve as an Ambassador, an applicant must be a registered full-time student, be at least a sophomore and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Applicants must also submit a letter of interest, resume, faculty recommendation and have approval from their college dean.

Newly selected Lamar University Ambassadors, listed by hometowns and majors, are:

BEAUMONT: Stacy Cotton, nursing; Elisabeth Maxwell, biology; Will Robbins, political science and history; Charline Sam, masters of business administration; Christina Walker, family studies; Elizabeth Wu, industrial engineering

NEDERLAND: Vaughn Ogrydziak, chemical engineering; Will Pickard, biology/pre-med; Riyad Samad, industrial engineering and business

MANVEL: Jessica Pospisil, nursing

ORANGE: Alex Edgerly, biology/pre-dental

PORT ARTHUR: Fred Vernon, accounting

PORT NECHES: Patricie Stephens, nursing

Officers for the 2011-2012 Lamar Ambassadors include president Long Nguyen, Beaumont, chemical engineering; vice-presidents Madison Davis, Bridge City, history and political science/pre-law; Paul Rizk, Beaumont, chemical engineering and physics/pre-med. Other returning Ambassadors are Candice Andrews, Rockwall, elementary education; Jasmine Banks, Fort Worth, political science and criminal justice; Rachel Binagia, Nederland, graphic design; Lucas Castle, Beaumont, mathematics; Jesi Courville, China, elementary education; Andrew Greenberg, Rockwall, communication and political science; Dana Guy, Port Arthur, mechanical engineering; Valerie Juarez, Sour Lake, computer science; Kisha Mayberry, Houston, kinesiology; Brittnee Rodriguez, Groves, psychology/pre-med; Kayleigh Romero, Beaumont, interdisciplinary studies; Aleiya Samad, Nederland, chemical engineering; Le ’Toria Webb, Baytown, psychology/pre-med; Christine Zabala, Beaumont, history and English.

For more information about the Lamar University Ambassadors, call the Office of Alumni Affairs at (409) 880-8921.