The AADS Ambassadors Program gives students the opportunity to pair their academic knowledge with professional development. The purpose of the AADS Ambassadors Program is to provide majors who are enthusiastic about the African American Studies Program to communicate their pride with others, to meet professionals, and to receive mentoring from the Program’s Director.
AADS Ambassadors assist with recruitment of potential students, help with the organization of events, and represent the majors’ perspectives and experiences at special events, including those where alumni, administrators, and potential donors are in attendance. More specifically, AADS ambassadors assist with both on- and off-campus recruiting events. They also assist the Director by serving as a liaison between the Program and the students, providing ideas for ways to recruit students, and by assisting with the organization of a student-centered event. Ambassadors are often asked to take part in the AADS Graduation ceremonies and are expected to participate in the Program’s annual conference. They are the first choice to represent the Program at regional and national conferences.
To become an AADS Ambassador, majors must meet the qualifications above. In addition, applicants must complete the application below and write a 150 word letter of application describing why the applicant is an AADS major and why he/she is interested in becoming an AADS Ambassador. Based on a review of materials, an interview will be scheduled with the AADS Director. Applications can be found HERE. All completed applications along with the 150 word letter must be submitted via email to AADS Program Coordinator Khalia Carter at Kncarte2@uncg.edu.
During the 2020-2021 Academic Year, the Ambassador program, and application process may be in part or totally conducted virtually.