“Our ambassadors show leadership, professionalism, pride and the desire to promote Gadsden State,” said Tonya Douthitt, coordinator of enrollment services. “They are the best representatives of Gadsden State’s student body.”
Graduating high school seniors selected as a Gadsden State Ambassador are Faith Howell, Emma Merriman, Malik Walker, Ceniyah Williams and Taurus Wilson, all of Gadsden; Chelsea Humphrey of Attalla; and Emily McBrunett of Lincoln.
Current ambassadors continuing a second year in the program include Cheyenne Batey of Munford; Javian Bowman, Mikalie Mooneyham and Sidney Oliver, all of Gadsden; Ryne Burt of Gaylesville; Noah Grady of Altoona; Jase Jelks of Centre; Parker Molden of Eastaboga; and Abby Powell of Southside.
“This year, our applicants showed their adaptability during our current quarantine situation by quickly shifting to different methods for our selection process,” Douthitt said. “Instead of our normal group meet-and-greet and on-campus individual interviews, they were asked to submit an introductory video and participate in virtual individual interviews with the scholarship selection panel. Each applicant rose to the challenge.”
Gadsden State Ambassadors receive a scholarship for serving the College. Their main roles are to serve as student hosts at campus events; give campus tours; assist students in the Enrollment Services Office; lead campus events, like Preview Day and new student orientation; and assist with college fairs and high school recruitment visits.
“We are excited to welcome these students to our ambassador group as Gadsden State’s newest Cardinals,” Douthitt said.