Shelby Hicks, a senior English education major from DeKalb, has been named a 2013-14 Global Ambassador at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
These ambassadors help students from 37 different countries become more comfortable with campus life.
“Global Ambassadors are more than just leaders on campus. They have a strong desire to help people,” said Alicia Haley, associate outreach specialist at the Center for Global Education, said in a news release. “The ambassadors are constantly organizing social events and answering questions from international students, showing their interest and motivation in improving the UW-Whitewater experience for students from different parts of the world.”
In order to become a global ambassador, candidates must be current students at UW-Whitewater with a minimum 2.75 GPA, must be enrolled at the university two semesters prior to applying and must possess a strong desire to assist international students with their transition to academic and co-curricular life at UW-Whitewater.