Samford University has selected 15 new Samford Ambassadors for the 2018-19 academic year. They join 20 current ambassadors who also will serve next year.
To be considered, ambassadors had to possess humility, hospitality and service. Other qualities the officers looked for were professionalism, conversation skills, social cues and enthusiasm for Samford. Candidates are recommended by a Samford employee or current ambassador and are selected after a series of interviews. This year, approximately 170 students were nominated for the 15 positions.
The ambassadors assist Samford’s administration with donor, constituent and community relations, act as liaisons between Samford and its many constituents, and serve as hosts at events on and off campus.
The new Samford Ambassadors are:
Jay Barr, sophomore marketing major from Bessemer, Alabama
Cambron Bice, freshman journalism and mass communication and social entrepreneurship and management major from Alexander City, Alabama
Hampton Dortch, sophomore finance major from Birmingham
Ben Garner, freshman sports administration major from Opelika, Alabama
Dana Gerler, sophomore biology major from Brentwood, Tennessee
Alondra Hampton, freshman pre-business: business management major from Nashville, Tennessee
Hannah Harris, freshman journalism and mass communication major from Winston Salem, North Carolina
Kyle Holden, freshman business management major from Windermere, Florida
Elliot Kircher, sophomore accounting and finance major from Mooresville, North Carolina
Clay Long, sophomore political science major from Franklin, Tennessee
Taylore Miller, freshman religion major from Orlando, Florida
Emily Small, junior sports medicine major from Tampa, Florida
Jud Tarence, sophomore nursing major from Birmingham
Trent Taylor, junior political science major from Carrollton, Georgia
Peyton Welch, junior economics and communication studies major from Slidell, Louisiana.
Justin Anderson, junior accounting major from Pelham, Alabama, is the 2018 Samford Ambassador president. Tori Fiscus, sophomore psychology major from Orlando, Florida, is vice president. Chase Marshburn, junior English major from Anderson, South Carolina, is secretary.
Maryellen Newton is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Division of Marketing and Communication.