Fourteen students were inducted as Hiram College Student Ambassadors by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations on Friday, September 8. They were honored at the organization’s annual pinning ceremony.

The Student Ambassador program is an opportunity to connect current students with alumni as well as develop both personal and professional development skills through varying events and opportunities. Student Ambassadors receive exclusive networking opportunities with influential and successful Hiram alumni and trustees, develop a strong understanding of philanthropy and how it affects the lives of all Hiram students, and build community within Hiram’s extensive network.

Those in attendance included family and friends, those who wrote recommendations for the inductees, as well as other faculty and staff members. Tria Charnas ’10, alumna of the College and Student Ambassador organization, spoke on the importance of networking. She gave a few quick tips on how the organization helped her during her time at Hiram.

This group of ambassadors joins the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at campus events, bringing philanthropic awareness to their fellow students. Informal recruiting for spring 2024 will occur this fall. Formal recruiting for the 2024-2025 academic year begins in March, 2024.

The following students were recognized:

Abigail Bernhardt ‘24

Simone Chatman ‘26

Rebecca Cotterman ‘25

Trenton Fink ‘26

Lexi Flores ‘25

Betty Marin ‘24

Jade Mongold ‘24

Madison Palm ‘25

Amanda Pittman ‘24

Madison Reikowski ‘26

Rafael Rodriguez ‘26

Lina Ross ‘26

Meghan Stafford ‘24

Stephenie Travis ‘25

Those selected to be a student ambassador, must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be in good academic standing, be enrolled in at least one full academic semester, and be recommended by a faculty or staff member.

By Lina Ross