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Fostering an everlasting spirit of service and leadership
Presidential Student Ambassadors are student leaders who exemplify Mountaineer values. They come from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines, yet they are united in their passion to make a positive impact on and for West Virginia University. Abby Sine reflects on her leadership and service.
To promote the values and ideals of West Virginia University by cultivating a campus environment rooted in leadership, service, inclusivity, and academic excellence.
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During the unprecedented pandemic semester of Spring 2020, the PSAs developed three videos to share with patients at Ruby Memorial Hospital. This video inspires through the use of motivational quotes.
PSAs in Cohort 2 become Certified Student Leaders awarded by WVU Student Engagement and Leadership (SEL).
About the Presidential Student Ambassadors (PSAs)
Freshmen and sophomore students are nominated and apply to become PSAs. Only ten are selected each semester. Students who are not nominated may apply but must have letters of reference from either two high school teachers (if incoming freshmen) or two WVU professors.
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Why did you choose WVU?
I’m a proud native of West Virginia and with that comes a healthy respect for WVU as an institution of higher education as well as a landmark in our state. My mother and father both attended WVU in the 80’s, and the rest of my family has a long generational record of attending as well. I chose WVU because it was close enough to home while also offering an amazing education, it was an easy choice that has afforded me more opportunities than I could’ve ever imagined.
Presidential Student Ambassadors excel at public speaking, whether to talk about their experience at WVU or inspire other Mountaineers.
Noor Dahshan explains college class schedules to Suncrest Middle School students
Ashley Eby shares her decision to select West Virginia University over an Ivy League school at the Irvin Stewart Society luncheon at Blaney House.
Melissa Workman introduces Giana Loretta, Meg Sorrells, Adam Stilley, and Ryan Maiden as they prepare to read stories to children at the WVU Nursery School.
Mountaineer Mascot Timmy Eads reflects on the development of his leadership and service at WVU.
FAVORITE LEADERSHIP Maxims
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
~ John Quincy Adams
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
~ Ralph Marston
Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.
~ Walt Disney
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
~ Stephen Covey
Great leaders don’t tell you what to do. They show you how it’s done.
~ Theodore Roosevelt