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Source: Darchelle Martin, 785-532-5057, dmartin@k-state.edu
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Monday, Nov. 8, 2010

STUDENTS ELECT 2011 K-STATE STUDENT AMBASSADORS

MANHATTAN -- To Darren Allison, Lyons, and Angela Muhwezi, Wichita, being named the 2011 K-State Student Ambassadors was an overwhelming moment followed by much gratitude.

"There were so many emotions, it is hard to put into words," said Allison, junior in marketing and public relations with a minor in leadership studies. "I felt extremely honored that the student body would select me to represent them at events across the state. I have the greatest support I could ask for, and am thankful and appreciative to everyone who helped me accomplish the goals I have set for myself."

Muhwezi echoed the same sentiment. "I was in complete disbelief," said the junior in biology and pre-dentistry. "This position is truly an honor, and to know the student body saw me fit to represent them this year made me very grateful to attend a school where your dreams really can come true."

The K-State Student Ambassador Program, established by the K-State Alumni Association in 1977, elects a male and female student each year to represent the student body at events throughout the state and at university activities.

Student ambassadors visit with prospective students and alumni; attend Student Alumni Board meetings and activities; assist with programming on campus like class reunions, All-University Homecoming Committee and other special events; and assist the president's office as needed.

Typically, ambassador candidates excel academically and are extensively involved in volunteer and philanthropic activities.

Muhwezi is treasurer of the Eta Gamma chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and vice president of the K-State Black Student Union. She also serves as a multicultural ambassador and is a member of United Black Voices gospel choir.

Allison has served as the vice president of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, recruitment chair for K-State Singers, and as a member of Student Alumni Board, Student Government Association and Wildcats Forever. He also volunteers for the K-State Proud Campaign and Susan G. Komen Marathon for the Cure.

"We're very excited to welcome Angela and Darren as the 2011 K-State Student Ambassadors," said Darchelle Martin, associate director of alumni programs and adviser to the ambassadors. "They are both very impressive students, and we know they will do an excellent job representing the K-State student body."

Muhwezi and Allison were selected by a student vote during Homecoming Week. The ambassadors serve a one-year term, and each receives a $1,500 scholarship, clothing from Borck Bros., and an official K-State ring from the K-State Alumni Association.