About the Ambassadors
The ALIVE Center welcomed its first Student Advisory Board during the 2010-2011 school year. After realizing that the students participating on the board served in more capacities that advisement, the name changed to Student Ambassadors of Service in December 2012.The WKU students work directly with the staff at the ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships. They speak to groups about the ALIVE Center and service-related programs at WKU. In addition, the students are involved in volunteerism, service-learning, or community-based research.
The Student Ambassadors of Service seeks to increase awareness of social issues and community needs, while also identifying ways for students to get involved addressing those topics through a diverse set of programs and projects.
Student Ambassadors of Service members:
Joanna Williams, Eric Wills, Bria Granville, Jazmin Walker, Whitney Marsh, Natalie Majors, Raymond Smith, Katherine Hall, Lejla Mehmedovic, Kurtis Spears, Daniel Banks, Erin Evans and Jennifer Casas.
Benefits of Membership:
Students who actively serve as a Student Ambassador of Service may gain valuable skills in the areas of team work, project development, public relations, marketing, and communications. The group is also a great opportunity to develop leadership and decision-making skills. Communication through various forms will be expected regularly, which will prove as an asset in any future career. Students who actively serve with the SAS for two years are eligible to receive the service medallion as recognition during graduation. Incentives are also provided throughout the year for participation in activities.
Student Participant Requirements:
Students should be in good standing at Western Kentucky University. Each member of the board is required to participate in two service events per semester coordinated through the ALIVE Center. Each student should speak to a minimum of one organization, class, or residence hall during the semester. Students are expected to complete 10 hours of service each semester. Service may include SAS activities, service-learning projects, participation in service-related activities, and/or volunteer service.Students are expected to respond regularly to email and/or telephone communication.Students should be available to attend meetings twice a month.
Given the student participation requirements above, Student Ambassadors of Service can anticipate dedicating two hours each month to a business meeting, which equal to six meetings per semester at least one hour a semester to planning and speaking to a group, and ten hours related to service.
Participation as a Student Ambassador of Service is based on the ability to meet the requirements listed above in the description. Students may not be considered to participate if his/her schedule does not allow for attendance at meetings. Students are not expected to have previous experience in community service.
Meetings are currently scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 5:00pm in Garrett 109, the Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility.
Those interested serving as a Student Ambassador of Service are asked to contact Aurelia Spaulding at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-782-0082. Students may take part in an interview process if multiple applicants apply