MENOMONIE, Wis. — Natasha Rassbach of Downing, who is majoring in early childhood education, was one of the 13 students named by the University of Wisconsin-Stout as Stout Ambassadors for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The ambassadors program, in its third year, gives students opportunities to engage with alumni, corporations and campus leadership. Ambassadors are required 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 will kicked off their year Saturday morning October 6 with UW-Stout’s Homecoming by helping welcome alumni back to campus and walking with the chancellor’s unit in the parade.
In addition to representing 10 academic majors, the ambassadors have been involved in a variety of student organizations and activities. They include: Stout Student Association, athletics, fraternities and sororities, University Housing and Menomonie city government.
The ambassadors program is a collaborative project with the Involvement Center and the Alumni Association.
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.