Who We Are
The College of Education Student Ambassadors act as official hosts and representatives of the College. Ambassadors have the opportunity to:
- Meet with prospective students
- Facilitate orientation activities
- Give building tours
- Support outreach and recruitment initiatives
- Provide strong student support at events such as open houses, welcome-back events, convocations, and other recognition ceremonies.
It is important for the senior leadership of the College of Education to make decisions, when appropriate, based on student input and feedback. A unique experience for students, ambassadors are often invited to share their student perspectives with the dean’s office on important issues and give input for new initiatives for college improvements. Students may contact the ambassadors with an issue or idea.
Email us if you have questions or are interested in being involved with the student ambassador program. Applications open every January, and interviews take place during the Spring.
Mission StatementDiverse student leaders representing the College of Education who are committed to cultivating a sense of community through service.
Join the Ambassador Program
Apply to be a Mary Frances Early College of Education Student Ambassador!
Student ambassadors act as official hosts and representatives of the College of Education. Ambassadors have the opportunity to meet with prospective students, facilitate orientation activities, give building tours, and create college-wide programs!
Applications will be open Friday, January 13th through Friday, January 27th at 11:59 p.m., no exceptions. Strong applicants will receive an email invitation for a group interview on Monday, January 30th.
- Must be a College of Education admitted or intended major (1st years are strongly encouraged to apply)
- Must be an undergraduate student (exceptions made for Double Dawgs)
- Must be able to commit one (1) academic year to the Ambassador Program
- Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
- Cover Letter
- Additional writing prompts
Doctoral, Master’s, and Educational Specialist students interested in the Ambassador program can look out for the inaugural graduate class coming in the Fall of 2023.
Contact advisor Kayla McKinney if you have any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can intended majors who haven’t yet been accepted into the college apply?
- Yes! - We highly encourage 1st and 2nd years to apply to the program as intended majors.
- What is the time commitment of an Ambassador?
- Ambassadors volunteer their time to the college on a weekly basis. Between events, tours, and meetings, Ambassadors can be expected to give 2-4 hours per week to the program.
- What is a cover letter?
- A cover letter is a 1-page document paired with your resume that provides additional information about skills and experiences related to your application. It is used to emphasize your qualifications and overall want of the role.
Students can reach out to Career Consultant Anna Brown for support with writing a cover letter or visit the Career Center’s website
- Is preference given to teacher-prep students?
- NO! - the Mary Frances Early College of Education is proud to serve students seeking careers in communication science, behavioral science, health, and sports as well as teaching/education. We seek to host programs for all our students.
- Do I need a letter of recommendation?
- No - this application does not require a letter of recommendation.
- Can I apply if I have an MFECOE minor?
- Only students seeking a degree under an MFECOE major are eligible to apply and serve in the program.
- Can I apply as a graduate student?
- Only MFECOE undergraduate students are eligible to apply, with exceptions made for Double Dawgs. Graduate students can look out for the inaugural graduate student ambassador class coming in Fall 2023.
Three optional Information Sessions will feature a panel of current student ambassadors and a presentation regarding Ambassador requirements and expectations. Interested applicants are highly encouraged to attend.
These information sessions are listed below…
Request Ambassadors for an Event
MFECOE faculty and staff members can request student ambassador volunteers at their college-sponsored events! Requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the event date.
Submit An Online Request
Student Ambassador Scholarship Fund
As a student at the UGA College of Education, Amy Lee embodied passion, caring, and selflessness. Her plan as a special education major was to enrich the lives of others through education and therapy. Those she met in her time in the College—whether as a Student Ambassador, as a counselor for the local nonprofit Extra Special People, or through volunteer work with the UGA Wesley Foundation and Clarke County Mentor Program—saw firsthand that her passion extended far beyond a classroom.
Amy’s death in August 2018 shook the College of Education community. But our staff, faculty, and students, particularly her fellow Student Ambassadors, wanted to honor her energy and passion. Help us commemorate her generosity and love of serving others by supporting the Amy Katherine Lee Student Ambassador Scholarship Fund.
Meet the Team
Frances is a third-year from Suwanee, Georgia studying exercise and sport science. Frances is grateful for the opportunity to actively make a change in her College and represent her major well! Frances wants students to remember to take college day-by-day and to stop and appreciate each unique moment and opportunity.
Chiqui is a third-year English education major from Atlanta, Georgia. She loves how the ambassador program gives her a small place where she can be most comfortable on a huge campus. Chiqui is glad to be a part of the College of Education because all students have a goal of bettering the community and people around them.
Jayden Braxton is a fourth-year student from Douglasville, Georgia studying social studies education. As an ambassador, he encourages new students to take a chance on themselves and go after whatever they want. Jayden admires how much love and appreciation the College has shown Mary Frances Early for being a pioneer at the University.
From Conyers, Georgia, Sarah is a third-year student studying communication sciences and disorders with minors in American sign language and general business. She loves being able to support students and show them that they will always have a community in the College of Education. She wants to remind students that college is the best time to explore who you are and what you are interested in, and to enjoy the present!
Emmy is a second-year from Lilburn, Georgia studying special education with a minor in American sign language. She loves helping others discover their passion in the College of Education and is so happy for all of the people she’s met in the College! Her advice to students is to get a planner and stay organized.
From Moultrie, Georgia, Cameron is an exercise and sport science major pursuing a certificate in entrepreneurship. Currently in his fourth-year, Cameron reminds incoming students that it’s important to remember that you’re on your own path and another person’s success doesn’t discredit your own.
From Monroe, Georgia, Emily Casy is a third-year student studying elementary education with a minor in human development and family science. She loves the professors and friends she’s made in the College of Education. She also enjoys helping out at all the events the College hosts and is happy to be part of such an amazing community!
From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ashleigh is a fourth-year majoring in exercise and sport science with a minor in classical culture. She loves being a part of the College of Education because the community so diverse and versatile. She believes that the College allows students to grow and reach their full academic potential.
Edjenee’ is a third-year elementary education major from Thomasville, Georgia. She says that her favorite thing about the College of Education is all of the forever friends she has made from her experiences. She says it’s important to always keep a positive outlook and not to be afraid to put yourself out there!
Lauren is a senior studying both English and English education with a minor in political science. From Athens, Georgia, Lauren reminds students to be kind to themselves and remember that they will grow by making mistakes, embracing them, and moving on. Lauren describes the College as an organization that pushes ideas and theories to help our community grow toward increased diversity and acceptance.
From Auburn, Georgia, Harley is a fourth-year studying elementary education. She loves the intentionality that the College of Education has in everything it does and how you can tell that the College cares about everyone who has the opportunity to be a part of it! She loves being an ambassador because she can get closer to fun people that she might not have met otherwise.
Catherine is a fourth-year student from Acworth, Georgia getting her Double Dawgs degree in elementary education. She loves being an ambassador because it gives her the opportunity to connect with students and staff on campus. She applauds the College of Education on how it celebrates and supports its students!
From Athens, Georgia, Maggie DeMaria is a third-year minoring in exercise and sport science with a minor in public policy and management. Maggie loves that the College of Education allows you to make your academic experience your own, custom to what you enjoy and want to do post-grad. She loves connecting with and learning from other students in the College of Education!
From Watkinsville, Georgia, Abby Dickens is a second-year studying middle grades education. She loves that the professors in the College of Education truly care about their students. Her advice to students at UGA is to build relationships with their peers and professors and to take advantage of all opportunities they find!
Meredith is a fourth-year student from Cumming, Georgia majoring in exercise and sport science on the pre-PA track. She says that when she first came to UGA, she needed help finding classes and figuring out her career plans. Thanks to the College of Education, she found her way. She loves being an ambassador because she can be the person to help other students, just like people did for her!
Kate Farone is a third-year studying sports management from Gaithersburg, Maryland. She fell in love with UGA during her time at the school, and she is so glad she gets to share the passion she has for the school with others! She reminds students that the uncomfortable and unfamiliar feelings they feel are what push people to grow!
From Atlanta, Georgia, Amanda is a second-year studying exercise and sport science with a minor in Spanish. Amanda enjoys being in the ambassador program because it is so inclusive and welcoming to all. She wants younger students to know that although it may feel uncomfortable not knowing anyone at first, all of your work will pay off in the end!
Madeline is a fourth-year from Suwanee, Georgia double majoring in psychology and communication sciences and disorders. She loves the family she has been provided through ambassadors and the College of Education. She wants all students to know that no matter their major or career plans, they are welcomed into the College of Education with open arms!
Cannon is a first-year graduate student getting his Double Dawgs degree in sport management and policy with a certificate in entrepreneurship. From Bishop, Georgia, Cannon loves that he has the opportunity to help out his peers see what opportunities are available and encourage other students to get involved. To Cannon, the College of Education is like a “big quilt of people” with different plans that all work together.
From St. Simons Island, Georgia, Tess is a fourth-year student studying communication sciences and disorders. She loves the College of Education because it has a diverse range of opportunities for students. She encourages incoming students to take advantage of all these opportunities!
From Taylorsville, Georgia, Chloe is a third-year majoring in exercise and sport science with a minor in human development and family sciences. Being an ambassador has allowed her to meet so many incredible people who continually motivate her to put her best foot forward every day. She encourages students to take chances and take advantage of every opportunity!
Maggie Hill is a fourth-year student from Commerce, Georgia, studying communication sciences and disorders. She has met some of her closest friends in her cohort in Aderhold. She encourages students to enjoy every moment of their college experience and to soak it all in because it goes by so fast!
Kristain Johnson is a third-year elementary education major with a minor in social work from Winder, Georgia. She loves the strong sense of community and diversity in the College of Education and says that everyone she has met in the College is very welcoming and kind!
Studying elementary education, Margaret is a fourth-year from Cumming, Georgia. She loves giving back to the College that has given her so many opportunities and enjoys getting to meet new people through the ambassadors program! Her advice to new students is to get out of their comfort zone and try new things!
Katie is a second-year elementary education major from Duluth, Georgia. She loves that the College of Education prepares you for the real world. Her advice to incoming students is to be confident in whatever they do, talk to someone new, and to hang in there no matter what!
From Lilburn, Georgia, Meagan Lee is a fourth-year exercise and sport science major. She says that students should stay true to themselves when finding their rightful path. Meagan is grateful for the constant support she receives from her peers, faculty, and staff in the College of Education!
A junior from Peachtree Corners, Georgia studying special education, Sofia is so glad that the ambassadors program has allowed her to grow as an individual in an amazing community. She enjoys working with peers that have goals similar to hers in the College of Education.
Taylor is a third-year from Milton, Georgia majoring in exercise and sport science. She loves being an ambassador because of all the new friends she has made in her major. One thing that is special to her in the College of Education community is how supportive everyone is and how everyone encourages her to succeed.
Brittani is a fourth-year student double majoring in political science and social studies education. From Douglasville, Georgia, Brittani loves being a part of the ambassadors program because it gives her opportunities to engage with more students. She also appreciates all of the hard work and planning that goes into events because she gets to see how successful they are in the end.
From Cumming, Georgia, Rachel is a second-year student studying exercise and sport science with a minor in biomedical physiology. She loves that the College of Education has provided her with so many opportunities to get involved, even as a non-teaching major. She advises new students to keep an open mind when looking for new opportunities!
Worth is a third-year studying sports management. From St. Simons Island, Georgia, he loves that the ambassadors program provides a community and platform that he can use to help students at the University and in the College of Education. He advises new students not to be overwhelmed and to remember that there are faculty members and students that will help them with anything they need.
From Alpharetta, Georgia, Alex is a third-year student studying communication sciences and disorders. She loves that the ambassadors program and College of Education have allowed her to expand her social circle and meet new people. She says that the College has so many opportunities for everyone, despite their backgrounds and differences.
Abby Shainberg is a third-year from Memphis, Tennessee getting her degree in communication sciences and disorders with a certificate in disability studies. She loves that the College of Education fosters growth in all students. Abby wants to remind students that they can always make a new friend wherever they go!
From Roswell, Georgia, Maddy Slocumb is a fourth-year exercise and sport science major with a focus on pre-PT. She loves that the College of Education makes a huge school feel a little smaller and that the faculty are all very passionate about their work. She encourages students to stay organized and use the resources they are given!
From Duluth, Georgia Sabrina is a fourth-year student majoring in exercise and sport science and minoring in women’s studies. She loves the College’s passion for learning and growing. Her advice to students is to take a deep breath and plant your seeds in the community around you!
A third-year from Roswell, Georgia, Patti is an exercise and sport science major with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in disability studies. She loves the amazing people and professors in the College of Education, as well as the opportunities she has been given as an ambassador!
Megan is a third-year double majoring in communication science and disorders and Spanish. From McDonough, Georgia, Megan loves being an ambassador because it has given her so many opportunities to represent the College of Education and show the rest of UGA what the College has to offer. She appreciates how many new people she has gotten to know through the College of Education.
As a fourth-year student from Auburn, Georgia, LeDajah is studying elementary education with a minor in political science. She enjoys being in a cohort with other students in her major and is glad that it has allowed her to form close bonds with her classmates. She loves representing her classmates and the College of Education student body as an ambassador!
Claire, from Peachtree City, Georgia, is a fourth-year student studying exercise and sport science. She reminds students not to be afraid to ask questions. She loves that everyone in her classes is on a similar post-graduate track because it makes everything less overwhelming, and it’s easier to ask for advice!
Anna is a third-year student majoring in social studies education from Marietta, Georgia. She loves the College of Education because of everyone’s commitment to never stop learning. She encourages new students to take classes and explore different opportunities that enable them to bring their passions into the classroom!
Regan is a third-year student from McDonough, Georgia, studying elementary education. She has met some of her best friends and some of the most genuine staff in the College of Education and always leaves happier than when she entered. Her biggest piece of advice is to follow your heart when choosing your major.