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Current Ambassadors

Venus

 

Venus Arellano

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Accounting and Finance
Hometown: Clyde, NC

What you like about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador: I love being a Chancellor’s Ambassador because it has allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and meet people who are also passionate about giving back and making a positive difference in our community. I have formed amazing friendships with the other ambassadors, and I love that we are all able to represent the student body and show our catamount pride each and every single day!

Favorite Quote: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years.”- Abraham Lincoln

Serenity

 

Serenity Cortes

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Integrated Health Sciences
Hometown: Jacksonville, NC

What you like about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador: I love getting to meet new people and learning more about our campus and the amazing history of WCU.

Favorite quote: "Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like." - Lemony Snicket

Bryan

 

Bryan Gutman

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Biology and Chemistry
Hometown: St. Cloud, FL

What you like about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador: What I appreciate most about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador is the opportunity to work with driven individuals from diverse backgrounds. I love being a part of a group that works on promoting positive change in the WCU community.

Favorite Quote: “…if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so his place shall never be with those timid souls who neither know victory or defeat.”- Theodore Roosevelt

Gabi

 

Gabi Latimer

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Marketing and Psychology with a minor in Leadership
Hometown: Canton, GA

What you like about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador: I love being an ambassador for Western because I get to step out of my comfort zone, meet new people, develop new skills, and form bonding relationships with other students all while representing the school I love.

Favorite Quote: "When we love one another and engage in kindness and mercy, we actively bring heaven to earth." - unknown

Benjamin

 

Benjamin Miskelly

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Business Law
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

What you like about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador: I have always felt a strong appreciation for WCU. Paired with my love for wanting the best for everyone, I couldn’t see a better opportunity available than to become a Chancellor’s Ambassador.

Favorite Quote: “Change your thoughts and you change your world”- Norman Vincent Peale

Chandler

 

Chandler Nimons

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Chemistry with a minor in Biology (Pre-Dental concentration)
Hometown: Greenville, NC

What you like about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador: I believe the best part of being a Chancellor’s Ambassador is representing the school and being able to give back to the community that continues to support Western and uplift our students.

Favorite Quote: “Stay true to yourself in the dark and humble in the spotlight.”

Madison

 

Madison Ogle

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Nutrition and Dietetics (Pre-Professional Concentration)
Hometown: Old Fort, NC

What you like about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador: What I love most about being an ambassador is getting the chance to represent WCU and the student body with catamount pride, along with having the opportunity to network with the universities alumni, faculty, and staff.

Favorite Quote: “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” - Dr. Suess

Emery

 

Emery Olarte

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Political Science
Hometown: San Diego, CA

What you like about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador: I love being held to a higher standard- a standard of integrity, earnest commitment to our University, and a passion to succeed beyond this community and throughout society.

Favorite Quote: “An unexamined life is not a life worth living”- Plato

Tiara

 

Tiara Salaam

Chancellor's Ambassador, Vice-President

Major: Double Majoring in Business Admin & Law and Management
Hometown: Moncks Corner, SC

What you like about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador: What I love about being an ambassador are the different people you meet when you go to events. They are so nice while genuinely wanting to know more about you and the connections you make are unlike any other.

Favorite Quote: "Wisdom is better than silver and gold." - Lauryn Hill

Sydney

 

Sydney Spivey

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Marketing and Management
Hometown: Gainesville, FL

What you like about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador: I like being a Chancellor’s Ambassador because it has allowed me to meet so many new people. I am working alongside such a diverse group of leaders, and it has been an incredible opportunity to see how we all work together as student leaders on campus.

Favorite Quote: “When they go low, we go high.”- Michelle Obama

Joslyn

 

Joslyn Stinson

Chancellor's Ambassador, President

Major: Interior Design
Hometown: Conover, NC

What you like about being a Chancellor’s Ambassador: I love that as a Chancellor's Ambassador I have the opportunity to represent the face of the students on campus and share our catamount pride in both professional and causal settings, while honorably supporting the Chancellor.

Favorite Quote: "It seems like blessings keep falling in my lap." by Chance The Rapper

Elijah

 

Elijah Stuart

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
Hometown: Gilberts, IL

The best part of being a Chancellor's Ambassador is the opportunities it's given me. It has surrounded me with a hardworking and driven group of friends, allowed me to meet new people that I would not have met without this organization, and has allowed me to even better represent the school I've called home for the past 3 years.

“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” ― Roy T. Bennett

Clay

 

Clay Summers

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Biology
Hometown: Advance, NC

I enjoy forming genuine connections with driven individuals. The actions we carry out truly have an effect on the surrounding community.

“I came, I saw, I conquered.”-Julius Caesar

Itzel

 

Itzel Velazquez Vargas

Chancellor's Ambassador

Major: Biology
Hometown: Newland, NC

I love being a Chancellor's Ambassador because it lets you connect with like-minded students who are as driven and passionate about creating a positive lasting impact in our community. It also provides a great community in which you are able to grow as a leader. I love that I am able to show my catamount pride and be able to represent the student body at the same time.

"We cannot become what we want by remaining who we are."

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