Dec. 12, 2012

College to award 2013 student ambassadorships


Brandon Eng '15, The James Houston '80 Ambassador in Innovation, interviewed Sally and William Shing and other immigrants in New York City about their experiences and perspectives of living in America. There are 10 student ambassador awards available to students for projects of their design in 2013. /PHOTO BY KRIS DREESSEN





Last summer, Geneseo's first student ambassadors tackled comprehensive projects and issues from promoting local farm markets to preserving immigrant experiences and helping out with Haiti development efforts.

Through generous gifts from donors to the Shaping Lives of Purpose: The Campaign for Geneseo, the Center for Inquiry, Discovery and Leadership has 10 ambassadorships available for summer 2013. Students receive a $5,000 fellowship to support their self-designed and innovative project.

There are ambassadorships in the areas of: leadership, innovation, community engagement, French language and culture, diversity, student affairs and business. A new ambassadorship, the CAS Ambassador in Entrepreneurship, is offered for the first time this year.

Faculty and students can find out more about the program and contact Provost Carol Long or Secretary Jennifer Glieco for more information. Two panels will be presented in January by former ambassadors to answer questions for those interested in applying. Applications are due by Monday, Feb. 18. Awardees will be announced by March 27.

Read more about the ambassadorships and the 2012 projects in the Scene.