Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 10/9

Happy Tuesday Ambassadors!

First and foremost, we want to give a huge THANK YOU for all of the amazing work you gave to our first Open House yesterday! We sent out over 50 tours - about 20 resident hall and 30 full campus. On average, there were about 5-8 people per tour which means we were able to share Messiah with over 250 people! We could not have done this without your help! Thank you so much for your dedication to our program and for eagerly sharing your love for Messiah.

Here are a few reminders for your week:

Fun Event We are so happy to share that we have planned our first fun event for the semester! On October 21st from 2pm-5pm, we will be heading over to Paulus Orchards for apple picking, corn mazes, hayrides, and everything Fall! We have a Google Sheet open for sign-ups which can be found at this LINK. We would love for you to join us!

Overnights So far this semester, we have had two successful overnights! In total, we have hosted over 20 students already! If you have hosted, don't forget to turn in your Contact Cards (found in your overnight packet) to the Admissions Office. You will receive points for hosting AND for turning these in, so don't let this slip away.

Points Now that our events have begun, point earnings are taking off! As of now, our Ambassadors leading in points are as follows:

1. Katie Phykitt (775)
2. Matt Eshleman (750)
3. Catherine Arke (700)
4. Clara Haubold (650)
5. Anna Marie Clark (600)

As you can see, the difference between 1 and 2 is only 25 points, so it's anyone's game! Nearly all of you are on the board and we still have many opportunities to earn points this semester. Keep signing up for events, overnights, and chapel hosting to earn points! The gift cards are calling...

Chapel Hosting Since Fall Break is in two days (yay!), there will be no chapel hosting this Thursday. Next week's chapel hosts are Sydney DePoto (Tuesday) and Caleb Hays (Thursday). 

Again, thank you all for a successful Open House yesterday! We appreciate you and could not have done it without you. Praying for a restful and fun Fall break for everyone! 

Blessings,
Abby & The Leadership Team

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 10/2

Hey Ambassadors,

Happy Tuesday! A few things to keep in mind this week:

Open House Our first event day is THIS Monday! Woohoo! Remember that as an ambassador, you must sign-up for two time slots on every event. (For example, a greeting and a tour or two tours.) We are still looking for some excited and welcoming faces to help out for our 8am greeting and 9:45am transition. If you are available or need to complete another time slot, please sign up HERE. Get excited - this is the fun part!!

Tour Training Tours are starting on Monday! You must go on a practice tour or you will not be able to participate in this event (or any event until your tour training is completed). MENTORS: If your mentees have taken you on both practice tours, email us photos or copies of their tour rubrics. We need to file these to ensure everyone is trained, confident, and ready to give tours and to give them their jackets! Get these done ASAP!

Clearances If you owe us any clearances or paperwork, please work on completing and submitting those this week. Specifically, there is an Abuse Prevention Training video workshop that was sent to you through your email. Please, complete that as well.

Chapel Hosting This week's chapel hosts are Catherine Arke (Thursday) and Emily Falkenstein (Tuesday). Don't forget points are being earned for this!

Points Thanks to all who hosted for a successful overnight experience last week! As of now, points are rolling in. Our scoreboard leaders are:

1. Katie Phykitt (650)
2. Matt Eshlemen (300)
3. Luke Galyen (300)
4. Josh Gerber (300)
5. Logan Knepper (300)

Obviously, it's a very close race so be sure to sign-up for events and other opportunities to earn a gift card!

Thanks for all that you do! Email us with questions or concerns, especially if you have questions about Monday's Open House!

Blessings,
Abby & the Leadership Team

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 9/25

Hey Team,

Hope you are managing to stay dry today and are enjoying the cooler Fall weather!
Keeping it short and sweet this morning:

Practice Tours If you have not yet completed a practice tour, check your email! You must go on a practice tour or you will not be able to participate in tours on event days. And we need you!

Mentorship Program Remember it is your responsibility to meet up with your mentor/mentee throughout the semester and schedule time to complete mentee practice tours. Mentors can stop by the admissions office and pick up a practice tour scoring rubric. Keep scheduling your practice tours with your mentors! We have a little under 2 weeks to finish tour trainings!

Chapel Hosts This week's chapel hosts are Andrea Timbone (Thursday) and Ashley Fogelsanger (Tuesday).

Thanks for all that you do! Email us with questions or concerns. Stay dry!

Blessings,
Abby & the Leadership Team




Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 9/18

Happy Tuesday!

I wanted to share a verse with you all that really resonated with me this week. This is the attitude we should hold and put forward during our tours, interactions, and other Ambassador responsibilities!

"...walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:1-3

Welcome to your weekly reminders and updates!

Contact A Student Page One aspect of the Ambassador program is providing prospective students the opportunity to reach out and contact a current student through our Contact a Student page on the Messiah website. You may have signed up to be a resource on this page during training. We are so thankful that so many of you were interested in this offering, however, we now have an abundance of willing Ambassadors that we have to narrow it down based on class level and specific major. Please do not be offended if you are not featured on this page this year. Overall, we are looking to make the site organized and convenient to avoid overwhelming prospective students. If you are selected to be featured on this page, you will be sent an email with a few questions. Thank you all for your willingness and understanding!

Multilingual Ambassadors We are still looking for multilingual Ambassadors! If you are fluent in another language and would be comfortable and willing to give tours in that language, please email our Multicultural Director, Andrea Perez (ap1364@messiah.edu).

Practice Tours If you are a returning Ambassador, remember that you must complete 1 practice tour before event days. We have added this week on the sign-up sheet and would love to have you all finish your practice tours by then! Please sign up using this LINK or clicking on the tab on the blog.

Mentorship Program Remember it is your responsibility to meet up with your mentor/mentee throughout the semester and schedule time to complete mentee practice tours. Mentors can stop by the admissions office and pick up a practice tour scoring rubric. If you have not made initial contact with your partner, please do so this week! Our first event days are approaching fast!

Chapel Hosts This week's chapel hosts are Emma Workman (Thursday) and Lauren Dukehart (Tuesday). Remember to sign-up for future chapel hosting using this LINK or clicking on the tab on the blog.

Overnight Hosts Continue checking the overnight host list for a continuing need. Prospective students may register at various times, so it may have changed since you last checked. Sign-up for overnight visits using this LINK or clicking on the tab on the blog. Many current students remember and talk highly of their overnight visits on campus, so let's continue providing a hospitable welcome for prospective students!

Event Days Remember to sign-up for event days using this LINK or clicking on the tab on the blog. Event days cannot work without your help!

Even though our first event has not yet happened, some Ambassadors are already earning points through things like Chapel Hosting. Remember those gift cards (of YOUR choice!) on the line!

Thanks for all that you do! As usual, if you have any questions of any matter, feel free to email us!

Blessings,
Abby & the Leadership Team




Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 9/11

Hey Ambassadors!

We hope that your first week of classes went well and we continue to pray for a peaceful and amazing semester for you. Something to keep in mind when classes or responsibilities pile up: "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar

Here are a few reminders for you:

Multilingual Ambassadors We have a special request for multilingual Ambassadors! If you are fluent in another language and would be comfortable and willing to give tours in that language, please email our Multicultural Director, Andrea Perez (ap1364@messiah.edu). We want to accommodate all visitors and if a family needs a tour in a different language, we would love to make that possible!

Practice Tours If you are a returning Ambassador, remember that you must complete 1 practice tour before event days. Many of you have already signed up or already completed your tour, but if you haven't, please sign up using this LINK or clicking on the tab on the blog. If you are a new Ambassador, you must give 2 practice tours to your mentor. Speaking of...

Mentorship Program All mentors and mentees have been paired up and all parties should have received an email from our Mentorship Director, Shara Zimmerman. The email includes information regarding the mentorship program, as well as contact information for your partners. If you are a mentor/mentee, make sure you check your email for this! Remember it is your responsibility to meet up with your partners throughout the semester and schedule time to complete mentee practice tours. And have fun getting to know and support each other!

Chapel Hosts This week's chapel hosts are Anna Marie Clark (Tuesday) and Katie Phykitt (Thursday). Since weekly updates go out late Tuesday morning, next Tuesday's host is Clara Haubold. Remember to sign-up for future chapel hosting using this LINK or clicking on the tab on the blog.

Overnight Hosts Looking at our overnight sign-ups, many of you have already signed up to host. This is wonderful! We still have prospective students who need hosts though! Specifically, if you are a male, we are in need of some guy hosts for our first overnight visit on Wednesday, September 26th. Sign-up for overnight visits using this LINK or clicking on the tab on the blog. Many current students remember and talk highly of their overnight visits on campus, so let's continue providing a hospitable welcome for prospective students!

Event Days We are thrilled to see the amount of Ambassadors who have signed up for our event days! Our first open house is less than a month away and will approach quickly! Remember to sign-up for event days using this LINK or clicking on the tab on the blog. Event days cannot work without your help!

Throughout the semester of Ambassador duties, don't forget that you are able to earn points for events, overnights, chapels, and more! As events begin, updates will be sent regarding points and some of the rankings! Remember those gift cards (of YOUR choice!) on the line!

Thanks for all that you do! As usual, if you have any questions of any matter, feel free to email us!

Blessings,
Abby & the Leadership Team




Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 9/4


Hey Team!

Thank you all for a wonderful training weekend! We hope it was informative and helpful to you as you prepare for the semester ahead as a student ambassador. If any questions arise, feel free to email us or reach out to the leaders. We are here to help and support you!

If you missed one or both training days this weekend, we will be sending out some helpful information to you soon. For those of you who attended training, here are a few reminders and recaps.

As we get started with our Ambassador responsibilities for the semester, here are a few things to be aware of. Please keep in mind that new ambassadors are required to give two practice tours to their mentor and returning ambassadors are required to give one practice tour to a student leader. For returners, the google sheet is now live for you to sign-up for your practice tour. (Click here to sign-up). Times are available for this week and next, however, if  you have a scheduling conflict, let us know. New ambassadors, be on the lookout for an update this week on our mentoring program. Your mentor will reach out to schedule times for practice tours. Please work to complete your practice tours as soon as possible so you can participate in tours for our first event day on October 8th.

You can now review a copy of the Practice Tour Rubric that your mentor or our student leaders will use for scoring your practice tours. You must earn a score of 16 or higher in order to lead tours on event days. Rather than stressing out about the rubric, use it as a resource to help you succeed and improve your tours. They are here to help you feel knowledgeable and confident!


All sign-up sheets should be live and available for you to access on the blog (view quick-links on the right side of the blog page). Start thinking and planning ahead for this semester and begin signing up for events, overnights, and chapel hosting.

Also, most of you have been added to the Facebook Group called Ambassadors 2018-2019. To be a part of the group you must be friends with me: Abby Pepitone. If you are not yet in the group and would like to be, send me a request and I will add you!

We look forward to working with you this semester!

Thanks,
Abby & the Ambassador Leadership Team