Student ambassadors named for 2017-18 academic year

By University Communications
October 24, 2017
Jessica Weber

Photo: Jessica Weber

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.

Kyle Lindberg, majoring in hotel, restaurant and tourism management, is one of 10 Stout Ambassadors for the 2017-18 academic year.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

Kennedy Navis, majoring in human development family studies, is one of 10 Stout Ambassadors for the 2017-18 academic year.Lindberg, Navis and Weber were chosen for the second straight year.

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.



Middle Photo: Kyle Lindberg

Bottom Photo: Kennedy Navis