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Student Involvement Ambassadors


Purpose

The Student Involvement Ambassadors serve as a resource for Student Involvement and Wichita State University students, exemplifying a broad knowledge of campus culture, programs, policies and procedure.  The ambassadors' goal is to show the amazing benefits of getting involved on campus, as well as highlighting the offices and programs that are great resources for students. 

Meet Our Ambassadors

Jessica Calhoun

Jessica is a native of Wichita and an East High School graduate. She is majoring in social work and is a junior at Wichita State. Jessica has been involved with Student Activities Council, Wichita State University Symphony, and has recently become a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She has also held her own show of photo work in the Rhatigan Student Center. She loves hipster music, photojournalism and editorial photography and gets as much coffee as she can get her hands on.

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Jonathan Dennill

Jonathan is a junior studying Marketing and Media Production with a minor in Graphic Design Communications. He is involved with Phi Delta Theta, Dean's Scholars, Student Ambassador Society, Student Government Association, and the Emory Lindquist Honors Program. He has worked for Wichita State as a Peer Mentor, Orientation Leader, and as a Campus Tour Guide. Jonathan enjoys the finer things in life like candle-lit dinners, long walks on the beach, and binge watching Netflix. His vices include drinking too much coffee and spending too much time styling his hair. He just recently returned from New Jersey after spending a semester there participating in Wichita State's National Student Exchange program. His favorite aspect about Wichita State is the friendly and encompassing environment that is Shocker Nation.

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Kim Do

Kim is a junior at Wichita State and plans on graduating in May of 2015.  A Wichita native, Kim is studying political science and economics. During her time at WSU, she has been involved in Greek Life, Pre-Law Group, Emerging Leaders, and is currently involved in the International Deans List Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is obsessed with Glee, Revenge, and have seen every episode of Law and Order: SVU.

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Cassie Hurst

Cassie is a junior majoring in Social Work and Spanish and minoring in History. She loves her Shockers and is very active on campus. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, an active member of the Newman Center, and she also works on campus as a Intern for the Office of Transitions and Orientation and a student caller at the Annual Fund for Excellence.  After graduation, she plans to go on to graduate school and obtain her Masters in either Student Affairs or Social Work.

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Josh Teel

Josh is a sophomore at Wichita State University, studying health care management with minors in history and business. Originally from Loyal, Oklahoma, he is a graduate from Lomega High School. Since being on campus, he has been involved in Greek life, American College of Healthcare Executives, and various other student groups. He is currently a staff member of Wichita State intramural sports. He enjoys old movies, especially westerns, any good music, and spending time with family and friends.

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Austin Shelby

Austin is a sophomore majoring in Exercise Science with a Pre-Medical emphasis. He was born and raised in Shawnee, Kansas, graduating from Shawnee Mission North High School. He is involved with Beta Theta Pi, Student Government Association, Emerging Leaders, and Pre-Medical Student Association. He loves golfing, going to all sorts of sporting events, going to the lake, and helping people who are in need.

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Grace Sirois

Starting her second year at WSU as a Pre-Nursing Major. Grace graduated from Kiowa County High School, located in Greensburg, Kansas. She has been involved in the Emerging Leaders program and work on campus at the Annual Fund for Excellence and as a Transition Mentor. She loves meeting new people, any Marvel movie, and a good game of badminton.

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Kwame Twumasi-Ankrah

Kwame Twumasi-Ankrah is currently a freshman at Wichita State University, majoring in Economics. He graduated from Andover Central High School where he took advantage of the community service program and found a passion for helping to mold young minds as he volunteered at local middle and elementary schools. Along with being involved in Student Involvement Ambassadors at WSU, he is a Barton School of Business Ambassador, a Barton International Group member, an Omicron Elpison member and an advocate for student involvement in YEK at Andover Central. On his spare time he enjoys being active playing sports, socializing and soaking in other cultures.

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Margaret Ussery

Margaret is from Clearwater, KS and is currently a junior at Wichita State. She is double majoring in Marketing-Real Estate and Spanish. She is the current president of Shockers Forever Student Alumni Association and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. When she isn’t at school or working she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering, reading, or curling up with hot chocolate to watch Netflix and her favorite TV shows: Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, NCIS, and Glee.

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Our Ambassadors are available to:

  • Facilitate involvement programs for WSU students
  • Assist Student Involvement programs, such as Civic Engagement or Leadership activities
  • Provide consultations for Wichita State students looking to take part in WSU student life, as well as new student organizations that need help getting started 

If you would like to request a presentation or consultation, please contact Jeff Nilsen at jeffrey.nilsen@wichita.edu or call Student Involvement at 316-978-3022.