Garcia named University Ambassador at WWU
|2/20/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Deciding what college to attend is a big decision for many high school students. University Ambassadors at William Woods University aid prospective students by giving them insight into what college life really is like at The Woods.
Andrea Garcia of Homestead, Fla., has recently been selected as a new University Ambassador, bringing the group's total to 22. A University Ambassador must be in good academic standing, exhibit qualities of leadership and have a passion for promoting William Woods University in a positive, real light.
"I like being a University Ambassador because I feel like I'm doing what the other UAs did for me, when I came to visit," said Garcia, who is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Responsibilities of University Ambassadors include campus tours, assisting with campus event days (such as Woods 101, Discovery Days and the Equestrian Academic Showcase) and hosting prospective students. University Ambassadors are also required to attend bi-monthly meetings and assist the admissions office with general recruitment.
Garcia explained that the University Ambassador team has been extremely welcoming.
"They accommodate for training hours. The other UAs who help you train are helpful. They never make you feel dumb for not knowing anything yet, instead they teach you hands on, with a smile," Garcia said.
Since her major is equestrian science with a minor in business, Garcia will lead barn tours due to her knowledge in the area.
"She's been a wonderful addition," Kristen David, admissions representative and University Ambassador adviser, said. "She's from Florida, she's equestrian science and pre-MBA and plans to get her master's degree here. She has a great equestrian background and she will be wonderful in visiting with other prospective equestrian students," David said.