President’s Student Ambassadors

Students serving as President’s Student Ambassadors are responsible for representing Kalamazoo College at its best. As student leaders, they serve as an extension of the president’s hospitality at events and gatherings, welcoming alumni and guests of the College with a spirit of inclusion. President’s Student Ambassadors demonstrate the many ways in which K students do More in Four.®

Role and Responsibilities

Selection as a President’s Student Ambassador recognizes one as an exemplary Kalamazoo College student leader and provides him/her/them with extraordinary networking and social opportunities and experiences. Ambassadors are trained in hospitality and professional etiquette.

President’s Student Ambassadors possess characteristics allowing him/her/them to actively engage with alumni, parents and friends of the College. Successful Ambassadors:

  • Are a sophomore, junior or senior during their year of service.
  • Understand and abide by the College’s Honor System.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Convey the positive energy and spirit of Kalamazoo College via strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability through academic life, student life and/or community service.
  • Attend orientation early in Fall Quarter.
  • Attend biweekly meetings with the program coordinator held on even weeks during Monday Common Time (11-11:45 a.m.) during each academic quarter. These meetings provide professional development opportunities and updates on the latest College news. Meetings and orientation are requirements for participants. Ambassadors should be prepared to actively participate in meeting discussions.
  • Participate in events both on- and off-campus with President Gonzalez and/or other campus community leaders. Examples of these events include but are not limited to the President’s Community Breakfast, Homecoming and Reunion Weekend receptions and alumni reunion dinners, donor stewardship events, first-year convocation, senior class commencement, regional alumni events and meetings with the Alumni Association Engagement Board. The number of annual events vary each year. Ambassadors will make every attempt to participate in as many events as possible.
  • Write thank-you notes to alumni and event attendees.
  • Prioritize orientation, meetings and events in your schedule.
  • Attend the Spring Quarter dinner.
  • Commit to a one-year appointment, subject to renewal after an annual assessment.

Application and Selection Process

Fifteen students are selected to serve as President’s Student Ambassadors each academic year. Student recruitment begins during the winter quarter. Applications, interviews and selection occur during spring quarter.

Successful applicants will:

  • Possess characteristics that will allow you to actively engage with alumni, parents and guests of the College.
  • Be able to convey the positive energy and spirit of Kalamazoo College via strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability through academic life, student life and/or community service.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Remain in good disciplinary standing with the College.
  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior in the year of service.
  • Be on campus during fall and winter quarters. Current sophomores who are planning to study abroad or away during that time should wait to apply next year.

Apply Today

Apply here.

Important Submissions Deadline
  • Completed application
Spring Quarter
Third Week Friday  5 p.m. EDT
April 17, 2020
  • Two references from faculty, staff, student leaders
    (only one student leader reference will be accepted). Please have your references send recommendation emails or electronic recommendation letters to Sandy Dugal at sdugal@kzoo.edu.
Spring Quarter
Third Week Friday  5 p.m. EDT
April 17, 2020

Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be invited for interviews during Fourth and Fifth Weeks, Spring Quarter. New ambassadors will be selected by Sixth Week Friday, Spring Quarter. All new ambassadors will be invited to attend a dinner with current ambassadors on Thursday of Ninth Week, Spring Quarter. Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interview dates and ambassador announcements are subject to change.

For More Information

If you would like to learn more about Kalamazoo College’s President’s Student Ambassadors program, please contact:

Sandy Dugal
Associate Director, Kalamazoo College Fund
Coordinator, President’s Student Ambassadors
269.337.5959
sdugal@kzoo.edu

President Jorge G. Gonzalez and the 2019-2020 President’s Student Ambassadors