Lamar Townsend, of Maumelle, is part of a group of UA Little Rock students who are stepping up as leaders and supporters for their fellow students in the School of Business by serving as student ambassadors.
The School of Business Student Ambassador Program is led by Dr. Robert Mitchell, director of the School of Business, and Shannon Gwinn, director of career services. The student ambassadors are nominated by faculty members and selected by the School of Business leadership team.
"The student ambassadors in the School of Business play a very important role within the business community," Mitchell said. Throughout the academic year, our ambassadors have access to network with business and community representatives through special events. This interaction benefits our stakeholders by giving them an opportunity to interact with our students and in some cases, employ them."
The 2022-23 business student ambassadors, above, include Sean Cooper, Kenya Daniels, Bryan Hernandez, Amber Keomany, Aniruddha Koppar, Nandita Monika, Guillermo Soto, and Lamar Townsend.
"I really enjoy being a student business ambassador," said Kenya Daniels, a senior financial services major from McAlmont. "Being a student ambassador allows me to speak for the students because of the opportunity to further get to know and work with our faculty. It is extremely rewarding to be one."
The ambassadors serve an integral role by representing the School of Business during important events, supporting their fellow business students, and engaging with the business industry to let them know about the academic, research, and industry partnership opportunities in the School of Business.
"Ambassadors are encouraged to assist with the Alumni Luncheon and Golf Tournament - a great opportunity for them to network with members of the business community," Gwinn said. "They also attend School of Business Advisory Board meetings and are given opportunities to engage with those businesses as well. Special meetings for ambassadors only are held throughout the academic year to introduce them to different industries within their major."
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