Monday, May 1, 2017

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Chapel Hosts
    • None this week!
  • Sign-ups:
    • Overnights & Events have concluded for this year!
Happy May 1 & thank you for a great semester with MC Ambassadors!


 May 1!
  • Today is national college decision day! We are just slightly behind where we were last year on this date and would like to close that gap as much as possible. If you hosted accepted students throughout the year and they are still deciding, we encourage you to follow-up with them one last time to let them know we'd love for them to join the Messiah community.


Contact Cards
  • Please turn in your contact cards!
  • Points will be totaled on Wednesday and winners announced Thursday.


Ambassador Survey


Pick-up your Years of Service gift!
If you couldn't make it to Orchard Hill last week, stop by the Admissions Office on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of this week to pick up your Years of Service gift!



Ambassador for International Pre-Orientation
We are looking for 1 Ambassador to help out with transportation during International Student Pre-Orientation in August. You get the opportunity to move-in several days early and interact with incoming international students and their guests. You must have your Messiah license. Please email ambassadors@messiah.edu if you're interested and would like more information!



Good luck with finals and congratulations to all of our graduating seniors - we will miss you! Have a great summer!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Chapel Hosts
    • Tuesday, April 25 - Elizabeth Pinkham
    • Thursday, April 27 - Need host!
  • Sign-ups:
    • Overnights & Events have concluded for this year!

Thank you for a great Open House on Friday!


Orchard Hill Tonight
  • For those of you who RSVP'd, we'll be sending out a separate email reminder about Orchard Hill tonight.

Chapel Hosts Needed
We need chapel hosts for the following dates. Please email ambassadors@messiah.edu if you are available
  • Thursday, April 27
  • Tuesday, May 2
  • Thursday, May 4


Ambassador for International Pre-Orientation
We are looking for 2-3 Ambassadors to help out with transportation during International Student Pre-Orientation in August. You get the opportunity to move-in several days early and interact with incoming international students and their guests. You must have your Messiah license. Please email ambassadors@messiah.edu if you're interested and would like more information!


Race to May 1!

May 1 is typically the day when many high school seniors make their final college decision. The month of April is the time when counselors are following-up with as many accepted students as possible, encouraging them to commit to Messiah! As Ambassadors, here are some ways in which you can help in this final recruitment push:
  • Contact any seniors you hosted throughout the year, asking if they have any questions about Messiah & letting them know we'd love to have them on campus this fall!

Upcoming dates:
      • Monday, April 24 - Dessert with President Phipps at Orchard Hill (7-8:30 PM)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Chapel Hosts
    • Tuesday, April 18 - Ashley Hah
    • Thursday, April 20 - No chapel (Service Day)
  • Sign-ups:
    • Overnights - Still need some guys for this Thurs!
    • Events
    • Last overnight & Open House is this Thursday - Friday!
    • Just a reminder that Ambassadors are required to fulfill 2 hours of time on Open House days - either through greeting and/or tours!


Dessert with President Phipps
  • President Phipps has invited all Ambassadors and Global Ambassadors to celebrate the past year! Please plan to be there on Monday, April 24 from 7:00-8:30 PM for a dessert reception.
  • RSVP here by this Wednesday so we can provide her with a count of how many will be there. Unless you have class, we are expecting you to attend this special event.

Campus Tours

It is really important that the information you communicate on tour is accurate! Be sure to read the information sent out last week (included in this week's email, as well). If you ever need a refresher, you can read through your manual or let us know if you'd like to shadow a tour during the week.



Impact Venture Challenge

When in Frey, be sure to mention Impact Venture Challenge!
  • "Every year Messiah offers Impact Venture Challenge, a "Shark Tank"-style competition where student-led start-up businesses compete for $10,000 in seed money!
  • Impact Venture Challenge encourages students to develop and launch faith-informed business ventures that make a positive social impact


Race to May 1!

May 1 is typically the day when many high school seniors make their final college decision. The month of April is the time when counselors are following-up with as many accepted students as possible, encouraging them to commit to Messiah! As Ambassadors, here are some ways in which you can help in this final recruitment push:
  • Contact any seniors you hosted throughout the year, asking if they have any questions about Messiah & letting them know we'd love to have them on campus this fall!
  • Bring energy & enthusiasm to Open House tours & overnights - we only have 1 more overnight/event - so this is your last chance to make it count!


Service

We will not be scheduling the Ambassador service project due to scheduling conflicts and not enough interest. We are hoping this is something we can try again next year! Hope you all are able to participate in Service Day this week & will highlight that during your tours on Friday.

Upcoming dates:
      • Thursday, April 20 - Overnight before Open House
      • Friday, April 21 - Open House
      • Monday, April 24 - Dessert with President Phipps at Orchard Hill (7-8:30 PM)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Chapel Hosts
    • Tuesday, April 11 - Brittany Balmer
    • Thursday, April 13 - Devon Hearn
  • Sign-ups:

Thank you!

Thank you for helping to make the Open House a great day! We received positive feedback from one visitor who said:
"Your staff and student volunteers were great. I felt like every.single.person I talked with thought I was the most important person there today...Thank you so much for hosting us and treating us like VIPs today."


Campus Tours

It is really important that the information you communicate on tour is accurate! Be sure to read the information sent out in the email this week. If you ever need a refresher, you can read through your manual or let us know if you'd like to shadow a tour during the week.



Race to May 1!

May 1 is typically the day when many high school seniors make their final college decision. The month of April is the time when counselors are following-up with as many accepted students as possible, encouraging them to commit to Messiah! As Ambassadors, here are some ways in which you can help in this final recruitment push:
  • Contact any seniors you hosted throughout the year, asking if they have any questions about Messiah & letting them know we'd love to have them on campus this fall!
  • Bring energy & enthusiasm to Open House tours & overnights - we only have 1 more overnight/event - so this is your last chance to make it count!

Dessert with President Phipps
  • President Phipps has invited all Ambassadors and Global Ambassadors to celebrate the past year! Please plan to be there on Monday, April 24 from 7:00-8:30 PM for a dessert reception.
  • RSVP here so we can provide her with a count of how many will be there. Unless you have class, we are expecting you to attend this special event.


Upcoming dates:
      • Thursday, April 20 - Overnight before Open House
      • Friday, April 21 - Open House
      • Monday, April 24 - Dessert with President Phipps at Orchard Hill (7-8:30 PM)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Chapel Hosts
    • Tuesday, April 4 - Leah Williams
    • Thursday, April 6 - Jenna Burlew
  • Sign-ups:

Open House

The second to last Open House of the year is this Saturday! Thank you so much to those of you who have signed up for overnights & tours/greeting!

Remember to wear your Ambassador gear & name tag this Saturday. Every interaction you have with prospective families is a chance to share your love for Messiah & to serve them by showing hospitality.


Race to May 1!

May 1 is typically the day when many high school seniors make their final college decision. The month of April is the time when counselors are following-up with as many accepted students as possible, encouraging them to commit to Messiah! As Ambassadors, here are some ways in which you can help in this final recruitment push:
  • Contact any seniors you hosted throughout the year, asking if they have any questions about Messiah & letting them know we'd love to have them on campus this fall!
  • Bring energy & enthusiasm to Open House tours & overnights - we only have 2 more overnights/events - so this is your last chance to make it count!

Dessert with President Phipps
  • Make sure that Monday, April 24 from 7-8:30 is on your calendar! We'd love to see all of you at Orchard Hill on that date to celebrate the past year of representing Messiah as Ambassadors.



Tour Update - Office of Sustainability
  • In Eisenhower Campus Center, but sure to discuss the Office of Sustainability:
    • Their goals are to educate the campus about sustainable living and to provide opportunities for students to engage with sustainability through:
      • Campus Garden - Bees, handmade soap, chickens, farm stands
      • Sustain-A-Fest - a fun festival in the fall
      • Compost - Students can sign up for compost bucket
      • Follow them on facebook & instagram for more ways to get involved!

Upcoming dates:
      • Friday, April 7 - Overnight before Open House
      • Saturday, April 8 - Open House
      • Thursday, April 20 - Overnight before Open House
      • Friday, April 21 - Open House
      • Monday, April 24 - Dessert with President Phipps at Orchard Hill (7-8:30 PM)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Chapel Host
    • Tuesday, March 28 - Anna Marie Clark
    • Thursday, March 30 - Sally Graham
  • Sign-ups:
    • Overnights - Only 3 more overnights left this year!
    • Events - We added a 3:45 tour for this week's ASPD and still need more people to sign up!

Chapel Hosts

We are in need of chapel hosts for the following dates. If you have not yet signed up to serve as a chapel host this semester, please email ambassadors@messiah.edu to let us know which date works for you:
Thursday, April 20
Thursday, April 27
Thursday, May 4


Professional Development Takeaways

Thanks to those that attended the Professional Development session with Christy Hanson! Some questions to think about as you're adding your Ambassador experience to your resume:
  • What impact do you have as an Ambassador that other students don't have?
  • How have you been challenged or stretched as an Ambassador?
  • What problem have you solved as an Ambassador?
  • What skills have you used/grown as an Ambassador?


Upcoming dates:
      • Thursday, March 30 - Overnight before Multi-School ASPD
      • Friday, March 31 - Multi-School ASPD
      • Friday, April 7 - Overnight before Open House
      • Saturday, April 8 - Open House
      • Thursday, April 20 - Overnight before Open House
      • Friday, April 21 - Open House
      • Monday, April 24 - Dessert with President Phipps at Orchard Hill (7-8:30 PM)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:

Professional Development - Tomorrow!

Our spring Ambassador professional development event is happening tomorrow from 4:00-5:00. Christy Hanson will be leading a session on the transferable skills gained through the Ambassador program. Please RSVP to let us know if you will be there - unless you have class, practice, or rehearsal, you are expected to attend. We will provide food (guac & chicken enchilada dip) and drinks!


Commitment Form

The deadline for submitting your Ambassador commitment form is this Friday. Please let us know if you'll be returning to the program!


Recommend new Ambassadors!

This Friday is also the deadline for new Ambassador applications. If you have friends that would be a good fit for the program, please encourage them to apply!

Chapel Hosts

We are in need of chapel hosts for the following dates. If you have not yet signed up to serve as a chapel host this semester, please email ambassadors@messiah.edu to let us know which date works for you:
Thursday, March 23
Thursday, March 30
Thursday, April 6
Thursday, April 13
Tuesday, April 18
Tuesday, April 25
Thursday, April 27
Tuesday, May 2


Upcoming dates:
      • Tuesday, March 21 - Professional Development with Christy Hanson (4:00-5:00 PM, Parmer Cinema)
      • Thursday, March 23 - Overnight before Humanities ASPD
      • Friday, March 24 - Humanities ASPD