ACPA Ambassadors

Ambassadors are Graduate Students and New Professionals working on campuses across the country to create networking opportunities and expand the knowledge of ACPA.  They are the lifeline connecting their institution to ACPA and other institutions across the country.  Ambassadors utilize social media such as Facebook and Twitter to get the word out about opportunities within ACPA as well as create connections with people across the country. Ambassadors build and maintain a community within ACPA that focuses on innovative ideas and knowledge sharing. In addition to all that, Ambassadors have many opportunities to get connected with other committees and commissions, contribute to ACPA publications, maintain a presence within the Coalition for Graduate Students and New Professionals, and host networking events in their regions.

To learn more about being an Ambassador, review our 2015-2016 Expectations Checklist

Our Ambassadors

Currently, the Ambassadors are a group of both graduate students and new professionals, representing 38 different institutions from across the country and divided into five regional clusters!  Please help us in congratulating the members of the latest Ambassador cohort listed below, as we look forward to the new ideas and innovative programs they will bring to help us further the work of ACPA and the Coalition for Graduate Students and New Professionals!

Elijah Williams Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Kaila Messerli Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dallas Doane University of Nebraska - Lincoln Cameron Carrara Currently job searching Aeryel Williams Dillard University Ashley Wolfe Western Illinois University (Quad Cities) Angelique Singh USC Danielle Palomo University of North Texas Rachael Blansett Iowa State University Brock Cavett The University of Iowa Tyler Block University of Oklahoma Nicolle Merkel Bowling Green State University Richard Goodman Shepherd University Cait Williams Elon University & University of North Carolina at Greensboro Erin Hill University of Pittsburgh Joshua Phillip Rutgers University Nicholas Jones Slippery Rock University Emily Paetz Virginia Tech Ashley Gei Bluegrass Community and Technical College Victoria Dean Indiana University of Pennsylvania Taylor Henkel University of Virginia Ann Tager Slippery Rock University Laurie Shorts Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Raven Cokley University of Georgia Trianne Smith Clemson University Alexandria Maurizzio Shippensburg University Joshua Guffey Florida State University Lauren Wendling Indiana University William Spear Rutgers University Meenakshi Elango Marshall University Michelle Ward Salem College Rayven Moody Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Laura Putwen Nothern Michigan University Patricia (Gabby) Dixon Slippery Rock University La'Mon Johnson N/A Sonce Reese University of Baltimore Alli Lake University of Louisville Jeremy L. Rogers George Mason University Lauren Mingo Western Michigan University Ashley Reese Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alexa Lindahl California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo Serina Bravo University of Southern California Kayla Hoye Southern Illinois University- Carbondale Roxanne Verrelli University of North Texas Sarah Wever University of Alabama Liza Hurley University of Iowa Samantha Pikala University of Oklahoma Kassi Woods University of Nebraska Lincoln Brandon Johnson Iowa State University Cindy Huerta San Diego State University Jess Shapiro Bowling Green State University Jordan Burkhart Iowa State University Kevin Wright Lewis & Clark College Taylor Bailey Northern Arizona University Mel Molsberry University of Oklahoma Jacob Bates University of North Texas Iris (Mengya) Cao University of California, Los Angeles Luis R. Cervantes Cal State University Northridge Paula Hoang University of San Diego Hannah McCurdy San Diego State University Ja'lessa Morris University of West Georgia Tameka Bazile Rutgers University-New Brunswick Joseph Grande SUNY Buffalo State Demeturie Gogue The University of Vermont Jordan Thompson Salem State University Nasir Ahmad Kaihan Western Michigan University Thomas Severin Binghamton University Hailey Holke Bowling Green State University Melissa Sheil Boston College Keith Garcia University of Minnesota Ana Castillo-Nye Drexel University Lauren Jordan Lawrence Tech University Eric Kang University of California, Los Angeles Kyle Bianchini University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Meredith Keating Reinhardt University Matthew Miles University of Louisiana at Lafayette Mary Schad Le Moyne College Caitlin Lindsay Gettysburg College Scott Sheehan SUNY Oswego Myles Clendenin SUNY Oswego Angie Loggains Wake Technical Community College Fred Dillard Texas State University Zack Rubinstein Michigan Technological University Jayson Douglas Marietta College/ University of Central Florida Nicole Johnson Eastern Michigan University Jacqui Rogers Wesley College Thomas (Robbie) Chulick Le Moyne College Rasha Cheek Florida A&M University Elizabeth Charnell Salem College Jasmyne Channel Ohio University Sarah Oldham Teachers College and Columbia University Maira Uzair University of Massachusetts, Amhers Emily Daiell Hofstra University Shawn McCabe The University of Rhode Island Abby Hellauer Rutgers Mary Maroney Boston College Donovan Riley Bowling Green State University Stephanie Blair University of Nebraska-Lincoln Wayne Glass Macalester College Tyeesha "Tye" Wesley Minnesota State University, Mankato Andrew Herridge Texas Tech University KRITI GOPAL University of Central Missouri Brianna Santana University of North Texas Ryan Miller The University of Iowa Chelsea Smith Iowa State University Hannah White Bowling Green State University Fiorella Morales San Diego State & University of San Diego Laura Novotny Bowling Green State University Natalie Singer Indiana State University Jacob Murphy University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Jill Swanson Kent State University Janelle Morris Young Harris College James Alford Northern Illinois University Alexis Lubbers Texas State University Jenny Evans University of Kentucky Grace Lopez University of North Texas Dominique Kincaid University of Iowa Christiana Akins Florida State University Chelsea Sheridan University of Mississippi Kat Stephens-Mothudi Teachers College, Columbia University Juan Robles University of Arkansas Cherry Lim Boston College Kelly Brower Virginia Tech Ali Raza Colorado State University Irae Yoo University of North Texas Institutional Updates

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