Olivia Henning - Ambassador President
Welcome Ambassadors, Future Ambassadors, Alumni, and friends of Emporia State University,
The ESU Ambassador organization is one of the most prestigious on campus and is comprised of students that really embody our motto of “Spirit, Service, Success.”
Ambassadors are usually seen walking backwards giving a tour of campus to a prospective student. One of the perks of being an Ambassador is being able to add “walking backwards while talking” on our resume. We are one of the first students that visitors meet. We are the face of Emporia. To be able to give tours, we go through an intense day of learning everything there is to know about each department and the history of Emporia State University. Campus tours are one of the most rewarding experiences as an Ambassador. There is nothing better than coming back to school in the fall and seeing someone that you gave a tour to on campus.
Campus tours are just one thing the Ambassadors do. We also put on many events throughout the year that fit our motto of “Spirit, Service, Success.” One event is the T-Shirt Exchange program. Every semester we design a new ESU t-shirt. That t-shirt can then be traded for a t-shirt from another university! Another event is E-Zone which is the student tailgating area. Two hours before every home football game you can find a bunch of students gathered by the tennis courts at E-Zone to tailgate. At E-Zone we have free food and drinks, free t-shirts, coupons, music, vendors with more free giveaways, and plenty of Hornet Pride! Another Ambassador event is the Tricycle Races during Homecoming Week. Every year teams of students and faculty compete for the coveted trophy, bragging rights, and glory fit for a tricycle champion. With a challenging course around Kellogg Circle competition is fierce, fans cheer on their favorites, but only one team will be victorious! Last but not least, we also put on the Grad Bash which is a new tradition this year. Instead of a week of events, we are going to have one big event- the Grad Bash! It will be held on the lawn in front of Plumb Hall and we are excited for this new tradition to kick off this year.
Working with prospective students and current students isn’t all we do; we work with our generous alumni. As Ambassadors we have the opportunity to attend many alumni events throughout the year. These events hold some of the best memories for us. We bond with fellow Ambassadors, get free food, and network with successful alumni.
Current Ambassadors, let your love for ESU be your driving force behind what you do. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t embody our motto. You make a positive difference on our campus and you should be proud of the countless hours of work you invest in this organization. Future and aspiring Ambassadors, I encourage you to get involved! Grow as a person, grow as a leader, find your passion, make lifelong friends, and make unforgettable memories. Alumni, I encourage you to continue to support us; know that you are greatly appreciated!
With love for ESU,