Student ambassadors named for 2017-18 academic year
October 13, 2017
Ten University of Wisconsin-Stout students have been named
Stout Ambassadors for the 2017-18 academic year.
The ambassadors program is in its second year after a
successful first year giving students opportunities to engage with alumni,
corporations and campus leadership.
UW-Stout homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 14. The ambassadors
will be formally announced at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Great Hall of the
Memorial Student Center along with the Stout Spirit Awards. The event will
follow the 8 p.m. performance by comedian Sammy Obeid.
The ambassadors are:
- Kylie Anderson, of
Somerset, majoring in psychology
- Aysegual Baltaci, of
Turkey, food and nutritional sciences, master’s program
- Brianna Farwell, of
Waterloo, business administration
- Jordyn Horvath, of
Zimmerman, Minn., applied social science
- Kyle Lindberg, of Eden
Prairie, Minn., hotel, restaurant and tourism management
- Kennedy Navis, of Cedar Grove,
human development and family studies
- Evan Thompson, of La
Crosse, entertainment design
- Jessica Weber, of
Milwaukee, applied mathematics and computer science
- Aaron Wisecup, of Monticello,
early childhood education
- Xena VanDusartz, of Hammond,
applied mathematics and computer science
Lindberg, Navis and Weber were chosen for the second
In addition to representing nine academic majors, the
ambassadors have been involved in a variety of student organizations and
activities. They include: Honors College, Stout Student Association, the
football team, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, fraternities and sororities and
the Psychology Club.
The group includes nontraditional students, transfer
students and an international student, Baltaci.
Ambassadors are required throughout the academic year to
represent the student body by attending homecoming events, many alumni events
and two campus Career Conferences. They also have a special breakfast as a
group with the chancellor during the year.
The ambassadors program is a collaborative project with the
Involvement Center, Blue Devil Productions and the Alumni Association.
Blue Devil Productions is a student-run entertainment and
events organization. It has overseen student homecoming events since 2002.
To become ambassadors, students had to fill out an
application and be interviewed. Criteria for eligibility includes having a
grade-point average of at least 3.0, taking at least six class credits and
being available for mandatory events. Applicants also must answer three essay
questions and provide a resume.