What is a Western Ambassador?
The Western Oklahoma State College student Ambassador program was established in 2001. They are under the official sponsorship of the president of the college. Their mission is to promote the college through a variety of speaking engagements and special events. Western Ambassadors personally benefit by gaining leadership and public speaking training and experiences.
Selected students will be awarded a 12 hour tuition waiver as well as a $250 scholarship per semester, which can be used for any college expense: tuition, books, dorm, etc. Selected students will also be provided with the official Western Ambassador polo shirt, WOSC t-shirt, and nametag.
Applications will be reviewed and selections for interviews will be determined by members of the selection committee.
Representatives of Western Oklahoma State College, consisting of faculty, professional staff and administration, will select individuals through an interview process to participate in Boot Camp.
Boot Camp is a 4 hour meeting consisting of team building activities. During Boot Camp candidates and returning Ambassadors are observed to see how well they work as a team in a variety of situations. At the end of Boot Camp Western Ambassadors will be selected.
Alternates may be selected and may be called on to serve if an active Ambassador resigns or is removed.
The ideal Ambassador makes good grades, is involved in several organizations and/or extracurricular activities, is personable and outgoing, and takes pride in his/ her appearance. Special consideration will be given to students who live in Altus because living near campus is ideal. It is the best way to stay involved with campus activities.
Spend time preparing for public speaking duties-tours, service clubs, visits to high schools. Become involved in other campus clubs and activities. Demonstrate enthusiasm for attending college at Western. Maintenance of a neat personal appearance, especially when representing Western Oklahoma State College in an official capacity. Behavior that represents Western well. Become knowledgeable about Western Oklahoma State College.
Attend weekly meetings. Be available to conduct tours or perform office duties as assigned. Mandatory attendance at Homecoming events, graduation, one Board of Regents meeting and designated student activities. Volunteer for special requests and events as needed. MUST BE EXTREMEMLY PUNCTUAL. Work out schedule conflicts well in advance.