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Students Can Apply Now to be Alumni Ambassadors, Official Hosts of UK

Alumni Ambassadors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2020)  Applications are being accepted for positions as University of Kentucky Alumni Association Alumni Ambassadors for the 2020-2021 school year.

UK Alumni Association Alumni Ambassadors are the official student hosts of the University of Kentucky. The group promotes UK at university and alumni association events and assists in strengthening students’ roles within the university. The mission of the group is to provide an overall campus involvement experience for elite leaders engaged in the university.

The program is a partnership with the Office of the President and the UK Alumni Association to showcase the best and the brightest University of Kentucky students. Students must demonstrate high achievement in their collegiate career and dedication to the betterment of the university. Ambassadors are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA and comprise various backgrounds, cultures and areas of campus involvement.

The Alumni Ambassadors are chosen competitively each spring through an interview process conducted by the Alumni Ambassador Selection Committee. Members of the group must reapply each year. Applicants are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher at the University of Kentucky.
  • At least second-semester sophomore standing.
  • Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate (no graduate/professional students).
  • Dedicated and demonstrated involvement in campus activities.
  • Ability to devote time each week to group duties while maintaining a commitment to high academic achievement.
  • Ability to participate regularly in bi-monthly meetings, weekend and evening events.
  • Ability to understand and convey accurate knowledge of UK.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Must comply with the University of Kentucky Code of Conduct.

Students interested in applying to become a UK Alumni Ambassador can complete an application at www.ukalumni.net/alumniambassadors. All applications require a photograph, copy of unofficial transcript, letter of recommendation (by UK faculty or staff member) and a resume. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

No application will be accepted after the deadline. Information regarding interviews will be distributed Friday, April 3. For more information, contact Samantha Seitz at samantha.seitz@uky.edu or at 859-257-8700.

The UK Alumni Association is a membership supported organization committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association or to become a member, visit  http://www.ukalumni.netwww.ukalumni.net or call 800-269-2586

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.