Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday Weekly 3/13

Good morning everyone!

Special Tour We are in need of a tour guide on Tuesday, March 26th from 11:15am-12pm. If you are available, please email Kristin (kthomas@messiah.edu) or the Ambassadors (ambassadors@messiah.edu). We would love and appreciate your help and points will be rewarded!

Recommendations You all have been awesome with sending us recommendations for new ambassadors, and we will be reaching out to everyone soon. The deadline to send in recommendations is this Friday, March 15th. Send your recommendations to ambassadors@messiah.edu and you can earn points! (100 points per 3 recommendations)

Fun Events We had a bit of a change to our Dessert Reception with President Phipps. It will still be on the same day, Wednesday, April 24th, but the time has changed to 5:30pm-7:00pm. We hope to see you there for desserts, gifts, and fellowship!

Also, the results of our movie survey are IN! However...

We have a tie! The top two choices are The Emperor's New Groove and The Greatest Showman. Since we have a tie and there is a large number of Ambassadors who didn't vote, I'm going to leave the link open for another week. If you didn't get the chance to vote this week, you can do so HERE to help break the tie. Regardless of what movie we end up watching, our movie night is planned for Sunday, April 14th in Parmer Cinema. We will start at 3:30pm and have a fondue dipping station until we start the movie at 4pm. Come and hangout with your fellow Ambassadors, enjoy some yummy food, and watch a movie with us!

Overnights We are in need of a male host for a special overnight from Thursday, April 11th - Friday, April 12th. The student is from Alabama and is interested in Physics or Biology! Additionally, we need hosts for 1 male and 1 female student on March 28th. If you are available to host, please sign-up on the google doc HERE. Don't forget to also turn in your contact cards from previous overnights. Not only does this help you out by earning points, it is a vital piece that the admissions team uses to follow-up with students!

Points Just a few changes since last week, but there are always opportunities to earn points!

1. Anna Marie Clark (1050)
2. Rachel Rinehimer (1050)
3. Janelle Oakley (825)
4. Mikayla Ickes (825)
5. Haley Keener (775)
6. Emily Falkenstein (650)
7. Joshua Gerber (625)
8. Clara Haubold (600)
9. Hope Steinitz (600)
10. Jordan Munoz (600)

Chapel Hosting Andrea Timbone (Thursday) and Catherine Arke (Tuesday after Spring Break)

Thanks for all you do! You are appreciated.

Abby & the Leadership Team


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday Weekly 3/6

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I hope your semester is going well and your week has been going smoothly. If it's been anything like mine, in the midst of the crazy and the busy, let's remember that "The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7 Here are your weekly updates!

Video Opportunity The Office of Marketing and Communications on campus is working on a video to encourage prospective students to send in their deposits, and they need as many enthusiastic ambassadors as possible to help with it! The task is standing behind the "finish line" on the outside track, cheering on a runner, and celebrating when the runner crosses. Filming should be no longer than an hour and will be held this Saturday, March 9th at 3pm. If you are available and want to take part in this opportunity, email Nathan Velazco at nv1167@messiah.edu.

2019-20 Applications New Ambassadors are now able and encouraged to apply and can do so until Tuesday, March 26th. As part of the promotion for applications, we posted a photo on our Facebook page that shows off our Ambassador gear and encourages students to apply. We are asking our amazing current Ambassadors to post this photo on their Instagram story in order to get the word out there. You can also change your Facebook cover photo to match the cover photo on our Facebook group. Students will definitely be more persuaded by you and your experiences rather than an email, so we appreciate you taking the initiative to help promote the program!

Recommendations Now that applications are open for new Ambassadors, we will be reaching out to the students that have been recommended to us. Please continue to send in recommendations for future Ambassadors and remember that you can earn 100 points for every 3 recommendations. You can send in recommendations until Friday, March 15th. Who could you see as the next representative for our college?

Fun Events Don't forget our Dessert Reception with Kim Phipps is Wednesday, April 24th. However, we would love to get together before this for a fun hangout: a movie night! We would love your input on what movie we should watch, so cast your vote on a quick survey found HERE sometime before next Wednesday, March 13th. Next week, I will view the results and pin down a date. Stay tuned!

Overnights Our next overnight visit is Thursday, March 28th and we still are in need of male and female hosts. You can sign-up to be an overnight host HERE. We have successfully hosted students for several overnights this Spring and I want to remind you to turn in your contact cards to the Admissions Office! Contact cards were included in your host packet and are an important step in the admissions process. Turning these cards in also easily earns you 250 points! Speaking of...

Points Our first points update of the semester is finally ready! Considering the first few events, here is the current running of points leaders:

1. Anna Marie Clark (1050)
2. Rachel Rinehimer (850)
3. Mikayla Ickes (825)
4. Janelle Oakley (825)
5. Emily Falkenstein (650)
6. Josh Gerber (625)
7. Clara Haubold (600)
8. Hope Steinitz (600)
9. Jenna Walter (575)
10. Shelby Nigon (525)

At the end of the semester, our first place winner earns $50, second place earns $25, third place earns $20, and all other winners earn $10 (all giftcards of your choice).

Chapel Hosting Andrea Perez (Thursday) and Jordan Munoz (Tuesday)

I know this is a pretty substantial weekly, so as always, let us know if  you have any questions. Thanks for all you do!

Blessings,
Abby & the Leadership Team


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday Weekly 2/27

Hi Team!

I know it's been a minute since you've seen an update, but I hope you enjoyed your snow day last Wednesday. To catch up, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all your help on both overnights, the Open House, and ASPD last week. We actually hit a record breaking 46 deposits for accepted students on ASPD! You all do such an amazing job welcoming prospective students and their families, so keep up the enthusiasm and great work!

Here are a few updates for you all:

Ambassador Applications Just to let you know, applications for new ambassadors open Tuesday, March 5th. For you all, if you plan to return next year, returner commitment forms will be sent Tuesday, March 12th. Both documents are due back by Tuesday, March 26th (the Tuesday after Spring Break). Don't forget that you can also earn points for recommending potential Ambassadors for the program. Just send the students' names to our email address (ambassadors@messiah.edu) and you can earn 100 points for every three recommendations.

Dessert Reception One of our favorite events for the Ambassadors is our dessert reception at Orchard Hill with President Phipps. This is an amazing time for us to thank you for all you do by having dessert, gifts, and fellowship! Save the date for Wednesday, April 24th from 6:00pm-7:30pm and look out for more information as we get closer.

Events Our next event day is not until ASPD on March 29th, however, we have two overnights scheduled before this. We still need hosts for males and females on both days (March 6th and March 28th), so sign-up HERE. You guys have been rocking our events thus far and stay tuned for a points update coming in the next weekly!

Chapel Hosting  Leiby Soto (Thursday) and Melea Irby (Tuesday)

As always, we appreciate you and all that you do! Feel free to reach out with any questions you have.

Blessings,
Abby & the Leadership Team

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday Weekly 2/13

Good morning Ambassadors!

I hope you had a great snow day yesterday! Here are a few things for your radar:

Events Our first Open House of the semester is this Monday, February 18th! We are still in need of Ambassadors to give tours at 12:40, 1:50, 3:00, and 3:45. Sign-up for time slots HERE. We can't do this without you! Additionally, our first Accepted Student Preview Day (ASPD) is next Friday, February 22nd. Once again, we are in need of tour guides for 2:30 and 3:30. Sign-up for time slots HERE. Thanks for all your help!

Overnights Our first Overnight visit is Sunday, February 17th - Monday, February 18th. We are still in need of 1 MALE host. He wants to major in Applied Health Science with an interest in exercise science, PT, or sports therapy. If you are available to host this Sunday, please sign-up HERE.

Chapel Hosting This week's chapel hosts are Lauren Dukehart (Thursday) and Lydia Tamrat (Tuesday).

Thank you for all you do! Get excited, and we will see you at the Open House on Monday!

Blessings,
Abby & the Leadership Team

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday Weekly 2/6

Hi Ambassadors!

Welcome to your first spring semester Wednesday Weekly for the Ambassadors! (I'm almost as excited about that alliteration as I am for this semester with you all!) I wanted to open with a verse that has really been resonating with me recently:  

"Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long, I put my hope in you." Psalm 25:4-5

I know that new semesters may bring new challenges and uncertainties, but we can rest and put our hope in God who walks every step of the way with us!

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Thanks to all of you who came out to our training on Monday. It was great to see you all and prepare for the upcoming semester. I don't want to overwhelm you with more information, but I'll just give you a few pokes back at what we talked about during training.

Events Don't forget that the google sheets are LIVE! You can find them all on the tabs to the right of the blog page. We look forward to seeing you all for our first event, Open House on Monday, February 18th!

2019-20 Ambassadors We discussed re-commitment forms for non-graduating current Ambassadors. If you are interested in continuing with the program for next year (we hope you do!!), you can be on the look out for this form which will be sent out March 12th. Additionally, we are offering points to any current Ambassadors who recommend candidates for next year. For every three legitimate name suggestions, you can earn 100 points and if the candidates apply, you earn an additional 25 points per person.

Summer in Admissions We are looking for a group of excited students who would love to join Admissions for the summer! This opportunity runs from May 20th - August 30th and offers 40 hours/week plus 2 weeks vacation. Your responsibilities are similar to that of Ambassadors and student workers will give tours, greet guests, and call students while also getting to attend Creation! If interested, plan to attend the Summer Job Fair on Wednesday, February 20th in Hostetter. Priority is given to students who attend the job fair!

Chapel Hosting Chapels have already begun for the semester and we are so excited to see all of the hosts who have signed up so far! Since your weekly emails will now be sent on Wednesday, I will give you reminders for Thursday of the current week and Tuesday of the next week. This week's chapel hosts are Clara Haubold (Thursday) and Lydia Tamrat (Tuesday).

You are so appreciated! Let me know if you have any questions at any time!

Blessings,

Abby & the Leadership Team

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.

Blessings,
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