Who are the Student Alumni Ambassadors?
The Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) are a service-focused organization that is actively involved in providing a vital link between the graduates of Mansfield University, the current students, campus life and the community.
Student Alumni Ambassadors are goodwill ambassadors for the University and serve as hosts/hostesses at special campus events such as Homecoming, Commencement and Alumni Weekend. They are involved with programs that affect the entire University community, including faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.
The Student Alumni Ambassador program provides selected students with opportunities to develop leadership skills and management strategies, enhance their experience in handling major responsibilities, grow interpersonal and public speaking abilities and network with accomplished MU alumni and friends.
Special attire is provided to the Student Alumni Ambassadors so that they are easily recognizable to our visitors at events.
Tell me more about SAA
Student Alumni Ambassadors generally meet once a month on Wednesday's at 5 p.m. in the North Hall Employee Lounge or in the Alumni Hall Student Center. Meetings include holiday and graduation celebrations, guest speakers, games and much more.
The leadership positions within SAA are President and Vice-President/Secretary. The SAAs are advised by Denise Berg, Director of Alumni Relations at MU.
To view a list of current SAAs, click here.
Student Alumni Ambassadors receive preference for "The Alumni Association Student Leadership Scholarship
". This scholarship recognizes, encourages and rewards undergraduate students who demonstrate academic and personal achievement and have the potential to become active alumni who will support the university and positively impact their communities. The following requirements must be met to be eligible for the scholarship:
- The scholarship is to be awarded to a full time student who is either a sophomore for use in the recipient's junior year and/or a junior for use in the recipient's senior year.
- The recipient must have a current cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
- Demonstrated leadership through involvement in campus clubs or associations, community activities or employment.
Applications are accepted through the MU Student Registration and Financial Services
I want to be in SAA!
Current MU students must be nominated for SAA, however any student may nominate him/herself. Nominations are also accepted from members of the faculty, staff, alumni or any student at Mansfield University. Open nominations for SAA begin on the first day of the fall semester and typically close mid-way through October.
Any enrolled freshman, sophomore or junior with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 is eligible to be nominated. Students are notified of their nomination and invited to an informational open house. Nominees are asked to complete and submit an SAA application and return it to the SAA Advisor. Students are interviewed in November by current Student Alumni Ambassadors, and final selection and notification can occurs early in December.
During the spring semester, new Student Alumni Ambassadors are provided with training to prepare them for their role as representatives of Mansfield University.