TIFTON, Ga. — Being an ambassador on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus is an honor bestowed upon a select group of students every year. This year, six are representing the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences campus as ambassadors, including Moultrie native Ashley Carroll.
“The first time I visited the UGA campus in Athens as a middle school student, I saw the cool college kids in the red blazers and thought to myself, ‘One day, when I go here, I am going to be an ambassador, too,’” Carroll said. “It wasn’t just the red blazer, though, it was the students’ passion for the University of Georgia and the College of Ag.”
Interested students must submit an application and be interviewed before being chosen as an ambassador. As part of her duties, Carroll speaks and appears at different events on campus and in surrounding areas. Ambassadors serve the campus at the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition, alumni events, graduation receptions, campus cookouts and Southeast and Southwest District events.
Ambassadors must also maintain a 2.8 GPA, and serving as an ambassador must not affect students’ academic standing. Ambassadors are selected at the beginning of the school year.
Carroll, a graduate of Colquitt County High School in 2013, will graduate in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education degree. She plans to pursue a career with UGA Extension. Carroll also serves as the vice president of Collegiate FFA and works in the Southwest District Extension office as a Southwest District 4-H program assistant.
“One thing I truly enjoy about being a student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is having the opportunity to get a great education while networking and partnering with some of Georgia’s most outstanding Extension professionals,” Carroll said.
UGA Tifton’s other ambassadors for the 2014-2015 school year are Caitlin Mahoney, Lindsey Hall, Morgan Watt, Ray Sanders and Sydni Barwick.
Morgan Watt is a student on the UGA Tifton Campus.