Q: When will the
Presidential Ambassadors be notified that they’re selected?
A: Decisions will be made
as quickly as possible, ideally before Christmas break.
Q: How will I be notified
A: You will be notified
through your Berry e-mail address.
Q: Will I be notified if
I’m not selected for Ambassador?
A: Yes, we will notify
each student who interviewed of our decision.
Q: How many students are
being interviewed? How many will be selected?
A: More than 90 students
have scheduled an interview. We will select 30-35 new Presidential Ambassadors.
Q. When will I start
serving as a Presidential Ambassador if selected?
A. New Ambassadors will
begin assisting with activities when spring semester starts.
Q: Will I receive
training if selected?
A: Yes! There will be a mandatory, one-day orientation
conference for Presidential Ambassadors. It is scheduled for Saturday, January 14 (mid-morning to
mid-afternoon). Please tentatively reserve this date/timeframe in your
schedule. Additional details will be shared once Ambassadors have been
Q: What if I’m selected
but I can’t attend the orientation conference scheduled for Saturday, January
A: You will be able to
discuss this with the Presidential Ambassador advisor, Wendy Dahlgren, after
being selected as an Ambassador.
Q: How much of a time
commitment will being a Presidential Ambassador involve?
A: It will not be a huge
time commitment. Presidential Ambassadors are asked to assist with 4 activities
each semester. Most Ambassador activities will last 2-3 hours, though the time
commitment varies based on the nature of the activity. Ambassadors receive
e-mails about activity opportunities and sign up to help as their schedules
permit (i.e. they are not assigned to activities – they decide what they are
involved with as it suits their schedules and interests).
Q: What do Presidential
Ambassadors are called on to assist with important events and guests associated
with the Office of the President, the Advancement Office, the Office of
Admissions and more. Giving tours of campus is a primary activity for
Ambassadors. In addition to leading tours of campus, Ambassadors in recent
years have also hosted prospective students overnight, assisted with the Gloria
Shatto Lecture event (for guest speakers like Tony Dungy, Ben Carson and Steve
Forbes), supported the Office of the President when the Board of Trustees and
Board of Visitors were on campus, served as ushers during commencement and
Q: What are the
incentives for being a Presidential Ambassador?
A: In addition to the
experience and networking opportunities you will gain by volunteering with important
Berry events and guests, Presidential Ambassadors receive a Berry College
nametag and polo, plus they have the opportunity to attend appreciation
receptions hosted by college administrators. Upon graduation, Presidential
Ambassadors also receive letters of recommendation from President Briggs.