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College of Sciences Student Ambassadors

College of Sciences Student Ambassador Program

The College of Sciences Student Ambassadors at Old Dominion University are a select group of students who are passionate about their education and actively promote excellence by example. As representatives of the College, the Ambassadors maintain scholarly standards and assist with events, meetings, and special occasions to connect with the campus community.

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About the Program

Ambassador Duties

  • Serve as a representative of the College of Sciences at admission events. Some admission events are held on weekends and evenings.
    • Participation in 4-5 events per semester is required to remain active in the program
  • Act a resource for prospective student and their families by conducting tours of College of Sciences facilities, providing opportunities for shadowing, and sharing their experience and insight.
  • Support the Academic Advising team during walk-in advising.
  • Create content for the College of Sciences Advising's social media channels.
  • Support other College of Sciences events as needed.
  • Attend and complete all training sessions.

What are the required skills?

  • Knowledge of ODU and the College of Sciences
  • Campus pride
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate well with others
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability and timeliness
  • Ability to work on a team with others

What are the benefits of being a Student Ambassador?

  • Connections with academic advisors, faculty, and staff members across the university. This position may lead to other leadership, research, or internship opportunities.
  • Be a part of future Monarch's decision to come to ODU.
  • Develop leadership and communication skills.
  • Building relationships with other like-minded ODU students.

Requirements to become an Ambassador

  • Current undergraduate student with at least 30 completed credit hours at ODU by the end of Spring 2020. Transfer students need 24 credit hours.
  • Earn an overall and major GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Strong interpersonal and speaking skills.
  • Commitment to serve for one academic year.
  • Participation in 4-5 events per semester, including business meetings.

How do I apply?

Applications of the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted until March 27, 2020. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59pm. Incomplete applications will not be considered.



Meet our Ambassadors

Alicia Bryan

ALICIA BRYAN

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

  • Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minor: Music Performance
  • Graduation year: 2020
  • Future plans: Chemical Oceanographer and professor

I have always been fascinated with science, and chemistry was a natural fit for my problem-solving brain. I am also very passionate about teaching other people about what I love, so I hope to spend some time in research and then go on to a teaching career in higher education.

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JAYLYNN FRAZIER

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

  • Hometown: Norfolk, VA
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation year: 2021
  • Future plans: Earn my Masters in Forensic Psychology

I love Old Dominion University as a whole, but the Ambassador program has given me insight on what I means to be a true leader. I really enjoy helping direct prospective students and give informative and honest advice about the Psychology program.

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JADE HASTINGS

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

  • Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
  • Major: Mathematics
  • Minor: Music performance
  • Graduation year: 2020
  • Future plans: Earn her Masters and PhD to become a Mathematics professor

I became an Ambassador to show incoming Monarchs how amazing our College of Sciences at ODU is. I have received many amazing opportunities here and want to show other science majors the opportunities ODU has to offer. I enjoy being in the College of Sciences because I feel very close to the professors both within and out of my major.

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ASHLEIGN HANNAH

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

  • Hometown: Williamsburg, VA
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduation year: 2021
  • Future plans: Graduate school

As a science major, I've always realized I wanted to major in this field, since my curiosity of nature has no limits. Being a student of the Perry Honors College allowed me to present research at ODU's Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium as well as being enrolled in an Eastern Virginia Medical School apprenticeship this fall. I hope to have the opportunity to conduct research in a lab within the field of science once I graduate.


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JOHN HESSEFORT

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

  • Hometown: Norfolk, VA
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Minor: Computer Engineering
  • Graduation year: 2020
  • Future plans: Graduate school and teaching instruction

Through my work as a math and computer science tutor and supplemental instructor for ODU's MSRC, I discovered my passion for helping others with their education. I want to help students through teaching not only of what tools are available to them and how to use these tools, but also why they are used and how to critically think to learn more efficiently on their own. I look forward to helping prospective and committed students alike in service to the ODU community.

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JASMINE PARKER

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

  • Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Major: Biology
  • Graduation year: 2020
  • Future plans: Dental school to become an oral surgeon

Being part of the College of Sciences has allowed me to meet a variety of people that have their own unique path for their life and having the chance to connect with new students. As a biology major, I plan to pursue a career within the dental field as an oral surgeon after graduating. With my career I hope to make an impression on each of my patients by giving them the best oral care that I can offer. Being an ambassador gives me the opportunity to assist incoming students through sharing my experience and giving advice within the science field.

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NATALIE OWUSU

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

  • Hometown: Glen Allen, VA
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Psychology
  • Graduation year: 2022
  • Future plans: Medical School

I am majoring in Biology because I love learning about the human anatomy and how the mind works to connect with other functions in the body. I hope to help save lives and become one of the greatest doctor's in the world. My favorite part of being in the College of Sciences is meeting new friends in the Bio Learning Community and having great professors to help me along the way!

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TANATSWA SAMBANA

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

  • Hometown: Richmond, VA
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Psychology
  • Graduation year: 2022
  • Future plans: To become a medical doctor.

My favorite part about being in the College of Sciences is being exposed to a large diversity of individuals who are involved in different scientific fields, learning new things, and meeting new people.


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JADE SMITH

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

  • Hometown: Chesterfield, VA
  • Major: Biology
  • Graduation year: 2021
  • Future plans: After completing my Bachelor of Science degree at Old Dominion University, I plan to get my PhD to be a forensic scientist for the FBI.

I want to help students with the struggles I faced when I first came to college. I want to be a mentor for students with the same interest as me. I am majoring in biology and I share love for math. Once I get my dream job and work for the FBI, I plan to work in a laboratory and help keep people safe by solving crimes. My favorite part about being in the college of science is being surrounded by intelligent and supportive individuals.

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LOVENIA WILLIAMS

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

  • Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Major: Biology with a Marine Biology concentration
  • Graduation year: 2020
  • Future plans: Coral Reef Restoration after completing my Master's in Marine Conservation

I wanted to be an ambassador to be able to network with other students interested in the science field and hopefully in coral reefs. I would like to do coral reef restoration to help bring coral reefs back to life across the world and encourage others to do the same. My favorite part about being in the College of Science is learning new things that help peak my interests for after I graduate and meeting new professors and fellow classmates.