College of Education and Allied Professions

CEAP Student Ambassadors

The College of Education and Allied Professions is very proud to announce the CEAP Student Ambassador Program

The 2016/2017 Ambassadors: 

Abigal Springer, Sophomore-Elementary Education

Alex Swanger, Junior-Middle Grades Math

Ali Coscore, Sophomore-Inclusive Education

Amber Henry, Sophomore-Inclusive Education

Ashley Oxendine, Sophomore-Psychology/English

Carolyn Habib, Junior-Elementary Education

Michelle Stephens, Senior-Elementary Education

Talitha Bowers, Senior-Art Education/Psychology Minor

Tori Golden, Senior-Elementary Education

Brian Gatti, Junior-Middle Grades Math

The mission of the Student Ambassador program is to honor the students who best embody the mission, vision, and values of the College of Education and Allied Professions. The CEAP Student Ambassadors are the premier student representatives. These students personify the dedication and commitment we have for educating future leaders in the fields of parks and recreation management, psychology, and teacher education.

Selection of CEAP Ambassadors who will represent future Catamounts, their families, and the community is of the utmost importance to us. The ambassadors selected by a committee of faculty and staff are the students who represent us best.

The CEAP Student Ambassadors act as official representatives of the college and are part of a legacy of professionals who all had their start as a Catamounts. The following are some potential Ambassador duties:

  • Meet with prospective students
  • Provide support at orientations activities
  • Support outreach and recruitment initiatives
  • Provide strong student support as events such as teachers for tomorrow, open houses, welcome-back events, convocation, and other recognition ceremonies.
  • Facilitate the "Purple and Gold Day"

The CEAP Leadership Council often requires and actively seeks student input and feedback. When appropriate, the CEAP student ambassadors will be invited to share their thoughts, experiences, and provide feedback on pending issues. Ambassadors are liaisons between the student body and the CEAP leadership. If you have any questions about the CEAP Student Ambassador Program, please contact Preston Springer (wpspringer@wcu.edu). Applications are accepted through October 14th, and interviews to follow. 

If you are interested in becoming a CEAP Student Ambassador, please note that you must be an undergraduate student in good standing with WCU and have at least 30 credit hours.

Submit the following application materials to Preston Springer in Killian Suite201 for review by the Selection Committee. (ATTN: CEAP Student Ambassador Program):

  1. A formal letter of interest in the program (why you will make a great Ambassador).
  2. One-page resume of your education thus far, awards and work history.
  3. Three reference forms (faculty, staff or supervising teachers highly preferred over personal).

A faculty or staff member may nominate you to the selection committee. This does not give you preference, but it does make the honor more special when someone else noticed great leadership qualities in you! After a referral has been made using the referral form, you will be contacted to submit the application if you wish to follow through. If you accept the offer to apply, you will complete steps one through three, adding only two additional references forms. You will be notified via email once nominated by a faculty or staff member. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All applications should be submitted to Preston Springer in Suite 201 by October 14th.

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