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MENOMONIE — Glenwood City graduate Natasha Rassbach has been named one of University of Wisconsin-Stout’s student ambassadors for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Rassbach, who was chosen for the honor for a second consecutive year, was among 14 selected to serve as a student ambassaors for this academic year.
Rassbach, who is from Downing, is a senior majoring in early childhood education. She is the daughter of Dustin and Traci Rassbach.
The Stout Ambassadors program, in its fourth 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.
UW-Stout homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 5. The ambassadors will kick off their year Saturday morning by helping welcome alumni back to campus and walking with the chancellor’s unit in the parade, which begins at 11 a.m.
The other 13 ambassadors, their hometowns, years in school and majors are listed below:
Samantha Bibbs, of Mankato, Minn., senior, food science and technology
Afton Fischer, of Menomonie, senior, family and consumer sciences education
Alexa Gravunder, of Wautoma, sophomore, supply chain management
Jack Hoaby, of Maple Lake, Minn., senior, applied science
Tiffany Johnson, of Suring, junior, criminal justice and rehabilitation
Abrina Leonhard, of Gleason, senior, business administration
Madalaine McConville, of Augusta, senior, applied social science
Megan Southwick, of Mukwonago, senior, game design and development
Kallie Taylor, of Forest Lake, Minn., senior, interior design, business administration
Jake Thomas, of Northfield, Minn., junior, engineering technology
Sarah Webber, of Rice Lake, sophomore, packaging
Jessica Weber, of Verona, senior, applied mathematics and computer science
Samantha Ziwicki, of Clearwater, Minn., senior, golf enterprise management
Six of the 14 were chosen for the second straight year: Fischer, Hoaby, Johnson, Rassbach, Weber and Ziwicki.
In addition to representing 14 academic majors, the ambassadors have been involved in a variety of student organizations and activities. They include: Stout Student Association, Admissions, athletics, study abroad, Writing Center, Figure Skating Club, first-year orientation, women’s rugby, fraternities and sororities.
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.