Student Life

UK Students Can Apply Now for New Alumni Ambassadors Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2018) ― To provide a unique campus involvement experience for elite student leaders, applications are being accepted for the Alumni Ambassadors, a new program sponsored by the UK Alumni Association. The program is a partnership between the UK Alumni Association and the Office of the President.

The Alumni Ambassadors team will consist of the following:

  • Up to 24 student leaders
  • Two senior leaders, one male and one female
  • Students who have demonstrated high achievement in their collegiate careers and show dedication to the betterment of the University of Kentucky
  • Students comprised from various backgrounds, cultures and areas of campus involvement
  • Requirement to serve a full-year term (August-July) to allow for a complete year of networking and leadership opportunities

A committee comprising campus and student officials will select Alumni Ambassadors. Students interested in applying to become an Alumni Ambassador can download an application at Applications are due Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

All applications require a photograph, copy of unofficial transcript, letter of recommendation (by UK faculty or staff member) and a resume. Materials are due to 400 Rose St., King Alumni House, by 5 p.m. No application will be accepted after the deadline. Information regarding interviews will be distributed Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. For further questions, contact Sara-Elizabeth Bush at or 859-257-8700.

The overall goals of the Alumni Ambassadors are:

  • Acting as official hosts for the University of Kentucky
  • Serving the campus community
  • Networking opportunities with alumni
  • Advancing the philanthropic dialogue at the University of Kentucky

To ensure student success, the following is required of each Alumni Ambassador:

  • 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 5-10 hours or more 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 University of Kentucky code of conduct

If requested, Alumni Ambassadors will make a variety of presentations throughout the year at Board of Trustee meetings, UK Alumni Association board meetings and a variety of campaign-related events. The group is modeled after similar leadership groups at SEC schools and other benchmark institutions.

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 or call 1-800-269-2586.

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