Honors Ambassador applications open this week

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Students in the John V. Roach Honors College interested in mentoring prospective honors students can now apply to be a part of the Honors College Ambassador Program.

The application for the Honors Ambassadors program opened this week and students have two weeks to submit their application. This program is designed for students who are involved and enthusiastic about their honors experiment and are looking to serve as approachable resources for incoming students.

Sophomore Honors Ambassador and Strategic Communications Major, Katelyn Maes said the purpose of the ambassador program is to welcome and inform both current and potential honors students.

“I’m super proud to be an honors student and I wanted to give back to the college,” Maes said. “My honors curriculum has been one of the highlights of my TCU experience because it’s so different from my core and major classes.”

She said the ambassador program is the best way to ensure that prospective students have the same opportunity for an enriched learning environment as she had as an honors student.

Students accepted into the program are responsible for recruiting incoming high school students to join the Honors College through one-on-one sessions and guided tours of Milton Daniel Hall and other honors facilities.

Maes described the program as flexible and the commitment level as manageable.

Accepted ambassadors are expected to participate in three Honors events each semester and become trained tour guides for weekly on-call shifts.

Some events include the Honors Preview Night, Honors Convocation as well as special events like the Bill Nye the Science Guy event that took place last semester.

Ben Moran, a sophomore biology major in the Honors Ambassadors program, said working with prospective students allows him to leave an impact on new students like his first mentor at TCU did for him.

“Every time I have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the incoming students I am reminded of how lucky I am to be a part of such an incredible TCU community,” Moran said.

Moran said students should apply to the program because it is the best way to give back to the Honors College in return for all of the opportunities the college has provided for them.

Students can apply through the John V. Roach Honors College web page and sign up for in-person interviews at the Honors College front desk in Scharbauer Hall.

The application closes April 4 at 5 p.m..