Program Quick Facts
What is a Presidential Ambassador?
Presidential Ambassador is a Berry student volunteer who has been selected and
trained to represent the Berry student community for a range of high profile campus
events and guests.
How many Presidential Ambassadors are
have about 100 Presidential Ambassadors serving each year.
What do Presidential Ambassadors do?
Ambassadors assist with events and guests of the Office of the President, the
Advancement Office, the Office of Admissions, the Alumni Relations Office and
other departments across campus. One of their primary activities is giving
tours to guests of the campus – Presidential Ambassadors must be willing to
give tours! Other Ambassador activities include – but are not limited to
–hosting prospective students for overnight stays, serving on Discover Berry
student panels, sharing meals with the Board of Trustees or Board of Visitors,
assisting with the Gloria Shatto Lecture event, serving as ushers during
commencement and more.
Are Presidential Ambassadors paid?
Ambassadors serve on a volunteer basis; they are not paid.
Why should I consider being a
as an Ambassador allows students to develop their interpersonal, networking and
communication skills, and to contribute to the Berry College community in
greater depth. They have the opportunity to assist with a wide range of campus
guests – such as alumni, national and international dignitaries, donors and
other Berry friends, prospective students and their parents, and guest speakers
like Tony Dungy, Ben Carson or Steve Forbes. For some campus activities, the
Presidential Ambassadors are the only current students called upon for
assistance. The ultimate goal is for all Presidential Ambassadors to gain
experiences that will benefit them in their future endeavors.
How are Presidential Ambassadors
be considered for Presidential Ambassador, students must first be nominated by
a faculty or staff member. Once nominated, students are invited to apply.
Selected applicants are then invited to interview and the final Presidential
Ambassadors are chosen from the interview process. Please note, the selection
process takes place once a year – during fall semester.
When will the Presidential Ambassador
selection process take place?
selection process for Presidential Ambassadors takes place once a year – during
fall semester. The selection process typically begins after mid-term. All
faculty, staff and students are notified by campus e-mail when the selection
process begins. Interviews typically take place before Thanksgiving Break and
final selections are typically announced before winter break begins. Newly
selected Presidential Ambassadors attend Presidential Ambassador Orientation in
January – shortly after returning from winter break - and begin serving Berry
College upon completion of orientation.
What kind of time commitment does being
a Presidential Ambassador involve?
Presidential Ambassadors are serving in other leadership positions across
campus. For this reason there is minimal time commitment. Ambassadors
assist with 4 activities each semester, which vary in nature and typically last
anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. Other time commitments include
participation in a half-day orientation process and attending an occasional
meeting, as well regularly monitoring e-mails for Ambassador-related
What should I do if I want to be
nominated for Presidential Ambassador?
encourage you to talk to your academic advisor, professors, work supervisors
and/or club/organization advisors about your interest in being nominated. All
faculty and staff members are eligible to nominate students for Presidential