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Presidential Ambassadors

Presidential Ambassadors serve and act as the official student hosts at presidential events and other University functions. This group of student leaders represents the University and the president, while working closely with the Office of the President and the Office of Special Events. 

Follow the ambassadors on Instagram, @CCUPresidentialAmbassadors!


2023-2024 Presidential Ambassadors

Michele Akinjobi
Jaden-Grace Anderson
Teniia Brown
Sophia Cashin
Christopher Kokoski
Saneywongse Le Mar
Christian Livingston
Schanen Lyons
Keyshawn Martin
Kristen Peters
Mackenzie Sarne
Francesca Simon
Jared Smith
Jada Spake
Emma Yacavone

To learn more about some of the current ambassadors, review their biographies below. 

Teniia Brown is a junior Theatre B.A. major with a minor in Film and production. Throughout her life, she has been involved in numerous positions and organizations, all following the trend of serving others. Her main focus after three years at Coastal Carolina University is seeing the world through Art and advocating the boundaries for inclusivity being endless. She is also a Peer Mentor, a member of the Season Selection Committee, and a part of the Center for Inclusive Excellence-Fellowship! All of which allow her to venture out, travel, and assist communities through hands-on experience.

At CCU, her accomplishments include starring in two plays in the Discovery Series, and creating a productions series that displays black female playwrights; she has directed all plays within this series and plans to continue this in her senior year. She also plans on traveling to Hawai'i to research empathy through theatre.

Her favorite thing about being a Presidential Ambassador is the great connection she has with all faculty and staff involved—they're inviting, and supportive in a way that makes time working with them too enjoyable to call work.

In her free time, she takes a great liking to social media, reading/writing, painting, and watching TV.

Name: Teniia Brown
Walterboro, S.C.
Film and Production Studies
Anticipated Graduation:
May 2024

2022-2023 PASaneywongse LeMar is a Teal Trailblazer with the Office of Admissions as well as an Information Specialist at CHANT411. She is involved with research through the Gupta College of Science. She is also a content creator for the Presidential Ambassadors Instagram account. 

She has made the Dean's list every semester.

Her favorite thing about being a Presidential Ambassador is being able to connect with various campus partners who put so much work into all the events that happen around campus and being able to meet so many amazing people and build such strong connections.

Name: Saneywongse LeMar
Fall River, Mass.
Minor: Pre-Health Professions 
Anticipated Graduation:
May 2024

2022-2023 PA

Christian Livingston is an honors program student. She is currently studying Communication and Creative Writing. Apart from the Presidential Ambassadors, she serves as a Contributing Writer for the university’s chapter of Her Campus and works with CCU’s Athletic Marketing and Gameday Experience department.

Her biggest accomplishment at CCU is being inducted into the Wall Fellows Professional Development Program.

Her favorite part about being a Presidential Ambassador is working behind the scenes at important university events. 

Name: Christian Livingston
Columbia, S.C. 
Minor: Writing
Anticipated Graduation:
May 2024

2022-2023 PAMackenzie Sarne is a member of the HTC Honors College. She has been working as an Information Specialist at CHANT411 for two years. She currently serves as the President of the Theta Beta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi and is also a member of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology.

In her free time, she enjoys going on walks, shopping, watching movies/tv, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends!

Her favorite thing about being a Presidential Ambassador is getting to interact with the CCU community!

Name: Mackenzie Sarne
King of Prussia, Pa. 
Minor: Political Science
Anticipated Graduation:
May 2024 

2022-2023 PAEmma Yacavone is involved with the Teal Trailblazers (campus tour guides), Peer Leaders for University Advising, Phi Sigma Pi, and the WCCU Radio Station. She is also a content creator for the Presidential Ambassador Instagram account.

Her favorite thing about being a Presidential Ambassador is that she's not only getting more involved on campus, but also more involved in the Coastal Carolina community. This position has presented her with more opportunities than she could have imagined. 

Name: Emma Yacavone
Stratford, Conn.
Communication with an Interactive Journalism focus
Minors: Film & Production and Women & Gender Studies
Anticipated Graduation:
May 2024