The CSSC Ambassadors program was founded in the fall 2016 semester as a way to promote our college and its programs, and to provide our students with an understanding of leadership through service. Our ambassadors also engage in professional development by honing practical skills such as public speaking, social media marketing, and diplomacy.
The CSSC Ambassadors link our students to the community through engagement and public service.
The CSSC Ambassadors will:
- Provide a model of positive and productive student engagement to our communities, both on campus and off
- Represent the CSSC at recruitment and outreach events
- Inform others about the programs in the CSSC and life at UA Little Rock
- Engage in personal professional development
It’s expected that by participating in this program ambassadors will be able to:
- Create effective persuasive presentation materials
- Be able to identify potential careers open to their major
- Think critically about and assess the effectiveness of their initiatives
This program is open to UA Little Rock students who are currently in good academic standing and are majors in one of the programs offered through CSSC departments and schools. Currently, this program is not open to graduating seniors (congrats if you are graduating in May, though!). However, if you will be enrolled in classes during the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters, we welcome your application.
Please complete the application by filling out the form below:
Asiah is a junior double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Before transferring to UA Little Rock, she graduated cum laude from the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana where she was also an ambassador.
In addition to serving as a College of Social Science and Communications (CSSC) Ambassador, she is also a member the Student Government Association. After graduation in the spring of 2019, Asiah plans to pursue a Master’s degree in criminal justice, then eventually to receive a Ph. D. Asiah wants to become a Criminal Profiler for the FBI. She also wants to study serial killers.
Asiah became a CSSC Ambassador because she wanted to continue to help new and current students at UA Little Rock. She is also excited for the opportunity to learn more about the CSSC and the chance to pass on her knowledge to other students.
On November 3, 1995, I was brought into this world by my mother and father Angela and Elvis Mull right here in the capital city of Little Rock, Arkansas. I am the middle of three siblings, my older sister who is 25 and my younger brother who is 9. My father being an ex-Marine and now currently serving as Sergeant of the State Troopers and my mother being a nurse at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, I grew up in a strict household and I was taught the values of being a respectable, noble, and God-fearing young man.
For grade school I attended Terry Elementary, moved on to Pulaski Heights Middle School, and then I graduated with honors from Central High School as part of the class of 2014. During my high school years, I unlocked my true potential; I lettered in bowling, became a Thespian Honor, sang in the Madrigal Honor Choir, and still maintained to graduate in the top 15% of my class.
At the age of 14, I earned my black belt in taekwondo and kenpo. As it has been several years since I quit taekwondo it has since become a hobby of mine to practice its disciplines and I now fill my time with other hobbies such as writing poetry, cycling, songwriting, working out, gaming, serving at my church New Life Church, working in Suite Service at Capital Hotel, and deejaying professionally.
I’m in my senior year at UA Little Rock as a Chancellor’s Leadership Corps scholar pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication– Media Production as well as a minor in Information Technology. I am involved in several clubs and organizations including Student Government Association, singing in the UA Little Rock Concert and Chamber Choir, both CSSC and Admissions ambassador programs, Greek Life, National Society of Leadership and Success, and I recently acquired a job with the Athletic Department as the new In-Game Host for Trojan games.
Eric is a senior Mass Communication major with an emphasis in Media Production along with a minor in Information Technology. He chose Mass Communications because he would like to make a living as a professional editor for one of the major motion picture studios one day. Currently, he is working with the University Television station as a videographer and editor, trying to provide weekly content that pertains to events on campus and in the surrounding areas. In addition to being a full-time student and working at the University Television station part time, Eric is also a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success as well as the Film Club.
Eric has grown up and lived in Bryant, Arkansas most of his life. After graduating from Bryant High School in 2014, he attended Pulaski Technical College for two years, where he earned both an Associate of Science and an Associate of Arts degree, graduating with highest honors. When he transferred to UA Little Rock in Fall 2016, he was honored with many transfer student scholarships including the Paul Eells Foundation scholarship. For the past two consecutive semesters, he has been able to stay on both the Chancellor’s List and the Dean’s List. Eric anticipates graduating in May, desires to go on to pursue his career in the mass media field and hopes to work for Disney some day doing what he is most passionate about.
Eric has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America since he was in elementary school. In fact, he was able to become an Eagle Scout whenever he was fifteen. In his spare time, he loves to hike, camp, as well as play video games. He also loves to create his own video productions and assist his closest friends with their video and photography projects.
He became a CSSC Ambassador because he wanted to gain more experience with socializing and networking with others as well as wanted to assist his department. Most importantly, Eric wanted to pass on and share his experiences with prospective students so that they can have a great academic career and enjoy the college experience like he has. By being an Ambassador, he hopes to educate students of the great opportunities that await for them in their desired departments, while building the sense of a joyous and united campus for students and faculty alike.
Jessica Tate is a fourth year student studying Spanish and International Studies. She is a Donaghey Scholar and currently works as a part-time Spanish tutor in the Department of World Languages. In 2016, she studied abroad in Cusco, Perú for one semester. She will be returning to South America in November 2017, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she will be learning more about cultural hybridity and creolization.
She is working on her senior undergraduate thesis, which is examining the effects of youth involvement in post-conflict reconstruction efforts in East Africa, particularly in peacebuilding processes. She is planning to do comparative case studies of youth peacebuilding efforts in East African countries of Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. After graduation, she will apply to the Peace Corps.
Apart from school, Jessica can be found taking photographs of people. She prefers candid portrait photography, but she will photograph almost anything and anywhere.
Miracle Chase is a graduating Senior in the Sociology Department at UA-Little Rock. She is a native of Earle, Arkansas and graduated as Class of 2015 Salutatorian at Earle High School.
Miracle is a Chancellor’s Leadership Corps Scholar and a member of the UA-Little Rock Honors College. During her college career, Miracle has held positions such as a Student Affairs Success Initiative Representative and Vice President of Circle K International. She is a member of the prestigious Ronald E. McNair Program and has presented research with a primary focus on the achievement gap and educational disparities. She has presented her works, “Achievement Gap and African-American Success,” “Analyzing the Achievement Gap: A Focus Group Study,” and “Analyzing the Achievement Gap and Student Success: A Demographic Analysis of 9th Grade Proficiency of the Arkansas ACT Aspire Exam” at The UA-Little Rock McNair Research Symposium and the MKN Conference in Jefferson City, MO. Miracle is also a mentor for African-American Female Initiative where she mentors a group of freshmen students to help them have a smooth transition into higher education academia.
Miracle decided to join CSSC Ambassador Program because she has a passion for helping students in their college successes. “I grew up in a very small town where going to college, nevertheless succeeding, was not common. I grew up with a single mother who had little education. I want to inspire others. If I can do it, you can too.” She’s a strong advocate for education, especially among the underrepresented community. She feels that CSSC Ambassadors Program is a great way to become a role model for future Trojans.
Robert, the first in his family to attend college, is a senior pursuing a double major in Human Resource Management and Professional and Technical Writing with a minor in Information Technology. He plans to return to the human resources field where he will upgrade company manuals to be more user friendly and web accessible. Currently he volunteers for bookshare.org where he proofreads scanned material for the blind and visually impaired.
Robert has been busy on campus promoting student retention. He reactivated the Phi Beta Lambda business club and served as the chapter president as well as the state president. He serves on the Information Technology Student Advisory Board and is a member of the Alliance and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. He is an officer in The Writers’ Network and the Students Beyond Barriers groups. During semester breaks Robert loves to travel and visit friends. During down time he can usually be found curled up with a book, especially science fiction / fantasy novels.
Although Robert was born in Saginaw, Michigan, he has called Little Rock, Arkansas, home for over forty years. After high school he worked in the service industry, quickly moving into management. He remained in the retail field, moving from management and training into human resources. Robert became a student at UA Little Rock in 2014 when he transferred from UA Pulaski Technical College with highest honors. At UA Little Rock, Robert has often been seen on the Chancellor’s List. In 2016, Robert studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain, where he took Spanish immersion classes. He anticipates graduating in December 2018.
Robert became a CSSC Ambassador because he believes in serving his fellow students. During his time in the ambassador program Robert hopes to encourage students to increase their workplace value by completing their degree.
She volunteers and works in the UA Little Rock University Writing Center and she also does work with the Trio program. Tiffany is currently the Chapter President of the Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement. Since her time here at UA Little Rock, she has managed to be mentioned on the Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List every semester. She is projected to graduate in May 2020. After graduation she plans to enroll in UA Little Rock graduate school.
Tiffany was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas right down the street from the university. She graduated from LISA Academy High School. She volunteers at the Word of Outreach Academy Daycare. Her hobbies include hiking and spending time with her family.
Tiffany wanted to be a CSSC Ambassador because she felt that it gives her an opportunity to meet and help people while also gaining professional development. She hopes throughout the rest of her college career she is able to help provide a sense of community of the university campus.
For more information on the program, contact Joshua Thomsen at email@example.com or (501) 569-3040.