Promoting the University
"To promote UH and recruit new
students by giving campus tours
and hosting Cougar Preview."
The University of
Houston Ambassadors is a
student service organization
sponsored by the office of Admissions whose prime objective is recruiting students.
The group, composed of over
50 students, has been assisting the Office of admissions
since it was founded in the
Spring of 1988. The group's
original function was to assist the admissions staff with
giving campus tours to
propective students. Over the
years, however, the focus of
the has extended to include
various events such as hosting visiting alumni, assisting
with area high school college
programs and their big recruiting function each semester—Cougar Preview.
Cougar Preview is a
campus wide open house that
is hosted each semester by
the Ambassadors and the
Office of Admissions. The
program was held this academic year on Saturday, November 13, 1993 and Saturday, March 6,1994. The daylong program provides prospective students with an
opportunity to get to know
UH better by touring our campus, meetint with faculty from
all fourteen colleges, and most
importantly-meeting the students.
Besides Cougar Preview, the Ambassadors fill
each semester with such activities as training Retreats,
New Member Induction Ceremonies, a Christmas party
and the year-end Spring Banquet. The group also continues to give tours from the
Office of Admissions twice
daily, as well as give special
group tours to visitors ranging from elementary students
to dignitaries from other
This past year has
brought many new changes
to the organization, including a new advisor, Nick
Brines, a counselor with Office of Admissions. There
were thirteen new "Ambuds"-
-a nick name for Ambassador
buddies, which are new members inducted each semester.
The red and white rugby
shirts were a revision to the
Ambassadors uniform this
year as well.
duty goes far beyond just
knowing the history of the
University and being able to
show a prospective student
around the campus. Ambassador are often a student's
first link with the university,
a link that strengthens the
chain of higher education.
The Ambassadors make numerous
formal and informal presentations
throughout the year to prospective
students and parents. Photo courtesy of Ambassadors.
Ambassador members work on their
favorite team building exercise: "the
human knot." Photo courtesy of Ambassadors.
Ketina Reed, Claudia Castillo, Marie Thomson, Erika Larson, Mary Ann Burris, Cheyenna Smith, Laura Sanchez, Todd Bredbeck,
Kristie Bamsch, Caroline Bradley, Jason Grutter, Andrea House, Steve Meller, Tawana Washington, Christina Garza, Holly Verhasselt,
Catherine DeFauw, Regina Bacak, Nick Brines-Advisor, Adam Schneider, Mohammad Hayat, Bobby Brown, Juan Carlos, Leonard
Gutierrez, Lisa Hull-Record's Manager, Stephanie Felts-President, Tara Hurter-Secretary, Thuy Nguyen-Vice President, Jack
Middlebrooks-Historian, Aric Villereal, Blair Becker, Patricia Galvan, Kirk Cooper, Sarah Harvison, Henry Clauson, Tiffany Armes,
David Frankfort. Photo cortesy of Ambassadors.