Lamar University announces 2021-2022 Ambassadors

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Lamar University has selected 9 students to serve as Lamar Ambassadors. They will join 28 returning ambassadors in representing the student body at official university functions during the 2021-2022 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, providing insight into current student culture and sharing what life is like as a Cardinal today with alumni and community supporters, and representing the student body to visiting distinguished guests at various events.

“Lamar University 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 in-person undergraduate student, have completed at least one semester at Lamar University, have at least three full semesters left at Lamar University after the application deadline, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.  Applicants must also submit a letter of interest, resume, faculty or staff recommendation form, and have approval from their college dean. 

New Ambassadors 2021

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

BEAUMONT: Kaylee Goodspeed-psychology; and Zaid Mohammed-biology (pre-medicine)

FANNETT: Miguel Arevalo, Jr.-chemistry (pre-medicine)

GROVES: Stephanie Barron-biology (pre-medicine); and Britney Brevell-biology (pre-medicine)

HOUSTON: Trevion Wilson-mechanical engineering

ORANGE: Rylie George-psychology (pre-occupational therapy); Paul Ivory-chemical engineering; and Madison Taylor-biology (pre-physician’s assistant)

Returning Ambassadors are: Luis Arevalo, Fannett, chemical engineering; Taliah Belcher, Plano, finance and accounting (5-year M.S.A. program); Aaron Bisnar, Beaumont, nursing; Annabelle Broussard, Labelle, chemical engineering; Brendon Camp, Cedar Hill, criminal justice and political science; Sindi Castillo, Beaumont, biology (pre-medicine); Viviana Denova, Beaumont, management (pre-medicine); Natalia Doiron, Beaumont, marketing; Kelvin Elgar, Beaumont, chemical engineering; Menna Elsaka, Alexandria, Egypt, chemistry and biochemistry (pre-medicine); Obinna Emeh, Arlington, chemical engineering; Mindy Escobedo, Port Arthur, human resource management; Andrea Figueroa, Port Arthur, social work; Ali Hamza, Port Neches, political science (pre-law); Adelin Hernandez, Beaumont, speech and hearing sciences; Caroline LeBlanc, Beaumont, chemical engineering (pre-medicine); Isaac Moreno, Harlingen, chemical engineering; Luke Nguyen, Port Neches, chemical engineering; Ayokunle Oni, Lagos, Nigeria, chemical engineering; Cade Pellerin, Buna, mechanical engineering; Landon Richard, Beaumont, human resource management; Stefany Rico, Beaumont, psychology; Jana Salibi, Beaumont, psychology (pre-optometry); Maissa Salibi, Beaumont, political science (pre-law); Mackenzie Savage, Alvin, biology (pre-medicine); Ryan Shugart, Pasadena, electrical engineering, mathematics, and mechanical engineering; Tiffany Tran, Beaumont, biology (pre-dental); and David Williams, Beaumont, mechanical engineering.

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