Student Ambassadors for 2021-22 Selected for Bumpers College

The 2021-22 Bumpers College Ambassador team.
Micayla Blair

The 2021-22 Bumpers College Ambassador team.

Fourteen students representing specific areas for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences have been chosen to serve as student ambassadors for 2020-21.

Following an application and interview process, they were selected from different areas in the college to work both on-campus and off-campus recruiting events, to assist with Dean's Office and college-wide events, serve as representatives of the college, help with retention efforts and connecting with students, assist in other recruiting functions, and share the philosophy and benefits of enrollment in the college to prospective students, parents and alumni.

The group includes:

  • Golda Nunneley, Fayetteville, co-lead (apparel merchandising and product development)
  • Laykyn Rainbolt, Marshall, co-lead (animal science)
  • Emory Johnson, Fayetteville, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Madison Estepp, Prairie Grove, Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology
  • Haley Stanton, Little Rock, Department of Animal Science
  • Tanner King, Marion, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
  • Kaitlyn Hope, Hot Springs, Department of Food Science
  • Isabella McPherson, Farmington, School of Human Environmental Sciences (human nutrition and dietetics)
  • Isabella Norsworthy, Farmington, Department of Horticulture
  • Payton McGinnis, Navasota, Texas, Department of Poultry Science
  • Emilee Block, Reeds, Missouri, out-of-state students (agricultural education, communications and technology)
  • Cheyenne Britt, Sand Springs, Oklahoma, transfer students (agricultural education, communications and technology)
  • Kole Rector, Greenland, honors program (animal science)
  • Logan Moss, Rosston, diversity, equity and inclusion (agricultural education, communications and technology)

Nunneley, Rainbolt, Hope and Moss served as ambassadors in 2020-21.

The ambassadors report to Lucas Simmons, senior adviser and student experience coordinator, and Dausen Duncan, coordinator of undergraduate student recruitment.

"We look forward to this group joining the leadership ranks within the college for the upcoming year," Simmons said. "The student perspective is of the utmost importance to us in recruiting and retaining students. As these ambassadors have excelled through the past year, we hope to see them help us lead in creating student experiences that encourage, motivate and connect students to resources within Bumpers College." 

"I'm genuinely so excited for this group," Duncan said. "The selection process was difficult because of the highly qualified candidates, but we are confident that this ambassador team will be the team to propel the Bumpers College ambassador program into the future and redefine the culture of what it means to be a Bumpers College ambassador. I look forward to seeing all that this group of student leaders will accomplish." 

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 3 percent of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

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