Coastal Carolina University's Office of Alumni Affairs has selected 14 Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) for the 2001-2002 academic year.
SAA members are chosen for their leadership qualities, according to Carrie Herrington, director of Alumni Affairs at Coastal. The students serve as a liaison between the student body and the university's alumni. Ambassadors assist the Office of Alumni Affairs in many capacities, including event coordination, communications and solicitation. They also assist Coastal's Office of Admissions by giving campus tours to prospective students and their families.
"Involvement in these activities makes the students aware of the importance of alumni participation in the functioning of a university," said Herrington. "SAA members promote and enhance school spirit among their classmates. This builds student-university affinity which helps cultivate a sense of connection and commitment in students who will be future alumni."
Coastal's SAA program was initiated in 1996.
The new members include:
- Cassandra Candler, a junior management major of Surfside Beach;
- Taurean Davis, a sophomore marketing major of Duncan;
- Lekeisha Edwards, a freshman English major of Hemingway;
- Craig Flowe, a junior management major of Fort Mill;
- Sarah Grap, a junior marine science major of Annapolis, Md.;
- Jaime Hamrick, a junior management major of Mechanicsville, Va.;
- Brian Johnson, a sophomore management major of Clinton;
- Kelley Jordan, a junior management major of Lexington;
- Jennifer Overholt, a junior management major of Philadelphia, Pa.;
- Meredith Putnam, a sophomore psychology major of Doylestown, Pa.;
- Molly Schade, a freshman theater major of Genoa, Ohio;
- Yvonne Shendo, a sophomore arts major of Cleveland, Ohio;
- Michael Slattery, a senior marine science major of Charleston; and
- Stacia Weaver, a senior marine science major of Hamilton, Ohio.