Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 12/11

Good morning Team!

This cute video was shown in chapel this morning, but if you missed it, check it out here. I know it's easy to get engulfed in final projects and tests, but have a laugh! You're in the home stretch.

Welcome to your LAST weekly for the fall semester! Thank you all for being so responsible and on top of things these past few months. As always, we appreciate all you've done through your work with the Ambassadors!

Points The final numbers for points are in!

Our grand winners are:
1. Anna Marie Clark (2825)
2. Matt Eshleman (2425)
3. Caleb Hays (2100)
4. Catherine Arke (2075)
5. Joshua Gerber (1875)
6. James Chopka (1850)
7. Abigail Riegert (1675)
8. Emily Falkenstein (1625)
9. Rachel Rinehimer (1550)
10. Shannon Hogan (1550)

We will be in touch with our winners with information on how to obtain your gift card, but for now, be thinking about what you would like your gift card to be! Remember, first place wins $50, second place wins $25, third place wins $20, and places four through ten win $10 each! Congratulations!!

You are in our thoughts and prayers as you finish up this semester. Finish strong and we hope you have a wonderful and restful Christmas break! We will be in touch in January to discuss Spring training and the new semester as a whole for the program.

Abby & the Leadership Team

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 12/4

Happy December everyone!

Thanks to all who came out with us to Hershey Park! It was a blast celebrating you and all your hard work this semester!

We are hiring Admissions Telecounselors for J-term and the spring semester! The commitment is 5-10 hours/week and allows for flexible schedules. Apply here or contact Rachel (rshenk@messiah.edu) to learn more.

Not too much else to share today, but seeing as the deadline for points is only 3 days away how about a points update!

1. Anna Marie Clark (2825)
2. Matt Eshleman (2425)
3. Caleb Hays (2100)
4. Catherine Arke (2075)
5. Josh Gerber (1875)
6. Abby Riegert (1675)
7. Rachel Rinehimer (1550)
8. Shannon Hogan (1550)
9. Janelle Oakley (1425)
10. Logan Knepper (1375)

There have been some big shifts since last week! Don't forget that the deadline to turn in overnight contact cards for points is THIS FRIDAY December 7th! You could be sitting on 250 points which is an easy push ahead. Imagine a nice gift card to treat yourself after a long semester! It could be yours!

This week's chapel hosts are Leiby Soto (Thursday) and Cosette Schulties (Tuesday).

Stay motivated and don't forget to take care of yourself during these next few stressful and busy weeks before break! (Says the girl who just pulled an all-nighter...ugh)

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Abby & the Leadership Team

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 11/27

Hey Ambassadors!

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and are thinking about you as due dates approach for big papers and projects as the semester comes to an end. Here are a few updates for you:

Fun Event If you are joining us at Hershey Park on Friday, please be on the lookout for an additional email with more details about the event. We hope to see you there!

Elementary School Tours We are still in need of tour guides this Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4 for an elementary school visit. This will be a fun way to share Messiah and get these kids excited about going to college in the future! If you can help out, visit the sign-up sheet HERE to view times and sign-up. And once again, tour points will be awarded for your time!

Contact Cards The deadline to turn in your Overnight Contact Cards is December 7th. In addition to earning you 250 points, this is also a necessity for the admissions team to reach out and contact your prospective student. Please turn in your cards so that they can be given to the admissions counselors. This is also an easy way to jump ahead with points!

Points As we reach the final month of the semester, we are almost ready to declare the gift card winners! Here are the points as they currently stand:

1. Anna Marie Clark (2750)
2. Joshua Gerber (1875)
3. Catherine Arke (1825)
4. Matt Eshleman (1625)
5. Rachel Rinehimer (1550)
6. Shannon Hogan (1400)
7. Janelle Oakley (1350)
8. Logan Knepper (1350)
9. Luke Galyen (1350)
10. Caleb Hays (1300)

Within less than a 100 point difference, runner-ups are Becca Hegman, Abby Riegert, Marissa Donlevie, Clara Haubold, and Emily Falkenstein! We still have a few weeks left, it's not over yet!

Chapel Hosting This week's chapel hosts are Kevin Cook (Thursday) and Sam Whittle (Tuesday).

Happy last week of November, finish the semester strong!

Abby & the Leadership Team

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 11/20

Hey Ambassadors,

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the calling campaign last week! A total of 3,151 students were called and our application numbers significantly increased over the weekend. We couldn't have done it without you! Here are a few updates for the week:

Extra cash?!? The ambassadors have been given a wonderful opportunity to be involved in this year's Messiah College Christmas by helping with valet services. The commitment for this is from 4:30-6:30pm and 8:30-9:30pm (before and after the event) on Saturday, December 1st. The responsibilities entail greeting guests, parking cars, and showing that Messiah hospitality to the attendees! As part of this service, you may receive tips which you are able to keep 100% of! You must be an approved Messiah driver, but if you don't already have your license you can fill out this 2-minute FORM by TODAY. If interested, please contact Abby Love with conference event services ASAP for more information (alove@messiah.edu).

Tour Opportunity On Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4, we will be hosting 5th graders and will be taking multiple tours throughout each day. If you would be able to give a fun tour to these students, you can sign-up HERE. Take advantage of one of the last opportunities to earn points for the semester!

Fun Event The deadline is TOMORROW. Don't forget to sign-up HERE for our big fun event happening next Friday, November 30th: Hershey Park Candylane! This excursion ticket is completely FREE for all of you lovely ambassadors as a "thank you" for all the wonderful work you've done this semester. We are planning to leave campus around 5:00pm and arrive back at 10:00pm. Come enjoy Hershey Park on us!

Points Here's the most recent update after the Calling Campaign! You guys are killing the game with all these points!

1. Anna Marie Clark (2250)
2. Joshua Gerber (1875)
3. Catherine Arke (1775)
4. Matt Eshleman (1625)
5. Rachel Rinehimer (1550)
6. Logan Knepper (1350)
7. Luke Galyen (1350)
8. Janelle Oakley (1350)
9. Caleb Hays (1300)
10. Becca Hegman (1200)

Runner-ups are Marissa Donlevie, Abby Riegert, Clara Haubold, Emily Falkenstein, and Shannon Hogan. Turning in those overnight contact cards earns you an easy 250 points and could be the push you need to make it into the ranking!

Chapel Hosting There is (obviously) no chapel hosting this Thursday since we will be stuffing our faces with turkey and mashed potatoes. So next week's chapel hosts are Shannon Hogan (Tuesday) and Kevin Cook (Thursday).

We hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving! If you're still on campus, finish strong and if you're already heading home, we hope you have a restful and enjoyable break!We are THANKFUL for you all. :)

Abby & the Leadership Team

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 11/13

Good morning everyone!

As the semester winds down and our Ambassador events are over, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all you guys have done with the program! You provided such a wonderful, hospitable atmosphere at Messiah to so many students and families and we are so appreciative of your dedication and time. Keep checking the Facebook Page for updates or special needs for the next few weeks!

Calling Campaign You all should have received an email yesterday from Rachel regarding the calling campaign THIS week. We are still in need of some help and would LOVE to have you all representing Messiah in this way! POINTS will be awarded and many, many SNACKS will be provided. It is much more fun with a lot of people, so sign-up HERE even if it's only for an hour!

Fun Event Don't forget that the Ambassadors are heading to Christmas Candylane at Hershey Park on Friday, November 30th. Tickets and hot cocoa are ON US and you can now sign-up HERE. On the sheet, please indicate whether you have your Messiah Driver's License and could be a driver. We appreciate all you have done this semester, so come and celebrate with us at the sweetest place on earth!

Points Even though our big responsibilities are over for the semester, there are still ways to earn points before the end of the year! Below are the top 10 points leaders, but you can see how close of a race it is! Helping out at the calling campaign, hosting a special overnight, or even just turning in your previous overnight's contact card could be the amount you need to push you into the running for that GIFT CARD of YOUR CHOICE.

1. Anna Marie Clark (2000)
2. Joshua Gerber (1875)
3. Catherine Arke (1475)
4. Matt Eshleman (1475)
5. Rachel Rinehimer (1450)
6. Logan Knepper (1350)
7. Luke Galyen (1350)
8. Becca Hegman (1200)
9. Abby Riegert (1175)
10. Janelle Oakley (1150)

Our runner ups looking to take the board are Clara Haubold, Marissa Donlevie, Shannon Hogan, Emily Falkenstein, and James Chopka and you are all within only 25 points of each other! Get involved with the next few activities that can boost you up!

Chapel Hosting This week's chapel hosts are Cosette Schulties (Thursday) and Shannon Hogan (Tuesday).

Stay warm and enjoy that (potential) snow on Thursday!

Abby & the Leadership Team

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 11/6

Hey Ambassadors!

Guidance Counselor Tours We are in need of 4 Ambassadors to give campus tours on Friday, November 16th from 10am-12:15pm (must be available during this whole time period). Points will be awarded! Please email us if you are available to help out.

Calling Campaign We still need more help for the calling campaign happening next week, November 12th-15th. Please sign-up for some time slots HERE. Snacks are provided and we would love to have your happy energy to encourage prospective students to come to Messiah! Any amount of time is helpful, so even if it's only for an hour, we'd appreciate you coming and helping out.

Spotlight Day Our LAST Ambassador event of the semester is this Friday, the SEH Spotlight Day. If you have already signed up for a greeting, please revisit the google doc to indicate if you have a 9am class or not. This helps us assign the positions for the greetings. Even if you are not a part of the school of science, engineering, and health, please sign-up HERE to help out with greetings and tours so you can chat with families/prospective students and share your knowledge and experiences! This is also one of the last chances to earn some BIG points!

Overnights This is the last week for official overnights, however, if you haven't been able to host your two students yet, keep a lookout on Facebook for some "unofficial" random overnights we may need! And turn in those contact cards from past overnights!

Fun Event Save the date Friday, November 30th for our next Fun Event: Hershey Park Christmas Candylane. Stay tuned for more details!

Points The updates are finally in! Our top 10 leaders are:

1. Anna Marie Clark (1650)
2. Josh Gerber (1550)
3. Catherine Arke (1475)
4. Matt Eshleman (1225)
5. Becca Hegman (1200)
6. Janelle Oakley (1150)
7. Shannon Hogan (1050)
8. Logan Knepper (1025)
9. Emily Stevens (1000)
10. Luke Galyen (1000)

Chapel Hosting This week's chapel hosts are Kevin Cook (Thursday) and Cosette Schulties (Tuesday).

Thank you guys for all you do!

Abby & the Leadership Team

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 10/31

Hey Ambassadors and happy Halloween!

I hope some of you noticed that our Tuesday updates were not sent yesterday. I was away at a conference, so now I present you with the: Wednesday Weekly!

Calling Campaign As I mentioned in a previous weekly, we are in need of enthusiastic Ambassadors to help out with our Admissions Calling Campaign! You can start signing up NOW for the campaign which is from Monday, November 12th to Thursday, November 15th. Please use this LINK through your Messiah email to sign-up! This is a big application push we do each year, right before the free application deadline. We want to call as many students as possible! Please try to sign-up for at least an hour or two - every little bit helps! Points will be awarded and lots of snacks will be provided. Business students are also helping, so you may see some names you do not recognize. Contact Rachel (rshenk@messiah.edu) if you have any questions!

Event Days Last Saturday, we had another successful Open House! Thank you all for sharing your day with us and helping welcome prospective students and their families through greetings and tours. Our next event is this Friday and it's a Spotlight Day for BESS, HUM, and SOTA. Remember, if you are studying under one of these schools you are expected to help out in this event day, which you can access the sign-up for HERE. Please let us know if there are any conflicts and, as usual, thanks for your help!

Overnights As of now, we had one more male prospective student sign-up for the November 8th overnight that is in need of male host! If you are a guy and can host this student, please sign-up on the google sheet HERE. For Ambassadors who hosted in the past, don't forget to turn in your completed contact cards to ensure you earn your points!

Points After an amazing Open House, there are a ton of points rolling in! However, with my short week, I have not had a chance to enter in and calculate all of the points yet. Stay tuned...

Chapel Hosting This week's chapel hosts are Janelle Oakley (Thursday) and Shara Zimmerman (Tuesday).

I hope you all have a spooky and fun Halloween night!

Abby & the Leadership Team