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Lamar University announces 2018-2019 Ambassadors

New LU Ambassadors with President EvansLamar University has selected 16 students to serve as Lamar Ambassadors. They will join 41 returning ambassadors in representing the student body at official university events during the 2018-2019 academic year.

“The success of many endeavors at Lamar University is due, in large part, to our collaborations with alumni, donors and community leaders,” said Shannon Figueroa, director of alumni affairs. “The Ambassadors Program connects some of our most accomplished students with these constituents, strengthening vital relationships, highlighting Lamar University’s accomplishments, and increasing opportunities for all students of the university.”

Lamar University Ambassadors are a select group of students who serve the university by getting involved on campus, demonstrating school pride and advocating for the university, building goodwill among alumni and community supporters at various public functions and representing the student body to visiting dignitaries.

“Lamar Ambassadors not only maintain high academic performance, but also are very involved on campus and are well informed about the university and what it has to offer students, alumni and the community,” Figueroa said.

To serve as an ambassador, an applicant must be a registered full-time student, be classified as a sophomore or junior in the fall semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.  Applicants must also submit a letter of interest, resume, faculty or staff recommendation and have approval from their college dean.

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

AUSTIN: Garrison Spring, marketing and management information systems

BEAUMONT: Bailey Broussard, teacher education; Afsana Islam, biology (pre-medicine); Govin Kaggal, political science and English

HARKER HEIGHTS: Patricia Correa, graphic design

HOUSTON: Mariah McCoy, accounting

NEDERLAND: Haya Alani, chemistry (pre-dentistry)

ORANGE: Edward Doan, chemical engineering; Katey McCall, political science

PORT ARTHUR: Daniel Chavez, mechanical engineering; Thanh Nguyen, chemical engineering; Valeria Perez, biology (pre-veterinarian)

PORT NECHES: Taylor Angelle, speech and hearing sciences; Jack Dolce, management (pre-optometry); Madison Hamby, psychology

SILSBEE: Davey Langham, management and marketing

Returning Ambassadors are Maria Estibaliz Azpilicueta, Argentina, chemical engineering; Marilyn Beard, Port Arthur, biology (pre-medicine); Kimberly Boase, Beaumont, speech and hearing sciences; Joshua Bonnette, Missouri City, mechanical engineering; Christian Brent, Houston, nursing; Kayla Clifton, Port Neches, management; Jordan Curl, Orange, biology (pre-medicine); Stephanie DeMeyer, Rockwall, American Sign Language and corporate communication; Obinna Emeh, Arlington, chemical engineering; Sakurah Fisher, Port Arthur, psychology; Kaily Garcia, Beaumont, English (5-year MBA program); Omar Hamza, Port Neches, chemistry, biochemistry (pre-medicine); Jorge Herrera, Port Arthur, exercise science and fitness management (pre-physician assistant); Lillian Hill, Edna, English; Derek Inoma, Missouri City, industrial engineering; Cassie Jenkins, Cleveland, communication-journalism; Cade Johnson, Lumberton, exercise science and fitness management, and biology (pre-medicine); Serene Kaggal, Beaumont, psychology (pre-medicine); Jordan Kenfack, Wylie, biology (pre-medicine); Mary Kim, Beaumont, nursing; Victoria LaFleur, Port Neches, accounting and finance (pre-law); Emily Lawrence, Orange, political science (pre-law); Tuenebari Loomma, Houston, psychology, chemistry (pre-medicine); Madison Marino, Vidor, economics, finance (pre-law); Margeaux Marks, Beaumont, industrial engineering, corporate communication; Brody McBee, Orange, biology (pre-medicine); Emily McCall, Orange, biology (pre-medicine); Trent McGee, Nederland, music education; Avery Murdock, Groves, exercise science and fitness management (pre-physical therapy); Luke Nguyen, Port Neches, chemical engineering; Tran Nguyen, Houston, biochemistry (pre-medicine); Caroline Nwandu, Houston, biochemistry (pre-medicine); Elohor Okene, Houston, chemical engineering; Darien Phillips, Houston, accounting (5-year MSA program); Taylor Reasons, Groves, biology (pre-medicine); Marcus Rodgers, Lumberton, mechanical engineering; Natalie Sfeir, Beaumont, speech and hearing sciences; Aziz Shaaban, Nederland, biology (pre-medicine); Ashley Towers, Beaumont, nursing; Kimanh Tsan, Orange, chemical engineering; and Thanh Tsan, Orange, mechanical engineering.

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

 2018-2019 LU Ambassadors