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Student Ambassador Program

Building culture, preserving traditions

Student Ambassadors

About the Student Alumni Association Ambassador Program

The Student Alumni Association Ambassador Program (SAAAP) plays a critical role in developing the next generation of engaged Wolfpack alumni.

Our Mission

The Student Alumni Association Ambassador Program instills leadership development while engaging the NC State community by fostering traditions. SAAAP strives to provide opportunities for the active involvement of students and to promote a vibrant campus culture.

Our History

Founded in 2001, the program is funded by the NC State Alumni Association, the North Carolina State University License Plate Fund and private donations.

Today, the Student Alumni Association Ambassador Program is a diverse group of 26 NC State students with varying backgrounds, interests and areas of study, but who share the same enthusiasm for being part of the Wolfpack family. The program is affiliated with the Association of Student Advancement Programs, an international nonprofit organization of more than 300 student ambassadors, student alumni, student spirit and student foundation groups. The Student Alumni Association Ambassador Program serves as the official student ambassadors to the NC State Alumni Association and represents the Park Alumni Center at various functions throughout the year. Additionally, the program governs the Student Alumni Association, one of the largest student organizations on campus with more than 3,000 members.

Our Ambassadors

President and Vice President
The program is overseen by the president and vice president. This duo is responsible for leading meetings, overseeing operations and representing the program on various boards and committees.

Email President Lauren Merrell or Vice President Lindsay Melton.

Membership Committee
The membership committee oversees internal membership development by helping to support and aid group morale. We also plan socials and end-of-the-year dinners to celebrate and reward our accomplishments. The Membership committee also runs recruitment of new members into the Ambassador Program.

Email Membership Director Brodie Smith.

Student Alumni Association Committee
The Student Alumni Association Committee is behind all operations and events for the association. This committee takes on everything from designing the classic BEAT T-shirts, planning socials for members and organizing the Student Alumni Networking Dinner. They also collaborate with the Traditions Committee to plan pep rallies. With over 3,000 members, the Student Alumni Association Committee strives to ensure students are happy during their years in the organization.

Email SAA Director Becky Renfrow.

Marketing Committee
The marketing committee contributes to the success of all committees within the Student Alumni Association Ambassador Program by managing marketing efforts on social media and around campus. The marketing committee utilizes liaisons to communicate with each committee to gather information for publicizing.

Email our Marketing Director Ruthie Brock.

Homecoming Committee
If you’ve seen or heard of any events going on during Red & White Week, it is because this committee planned and organized it! Each year, the Homecoming Committee plans all events surrounding Homecoming, including group spirit competitions, Wear Red, Get Fed, and all things Red & White Week!

Email Homecoming Director Chance Puckett or Homecoming Co-Director Olivia Steadman.

Traditions Committee
The Traditions Committee is responsible for fostering school spirit within the student body and maintaining the traditions that make NC State so near to alumni’s hearts. From energetic pep rallies to the endearing NC State Ring, our school culture is what makes the university such a special place. This committee not only works to ensure this heritage is passed on to incoming freshmen, they also oversee developments for The Brick, Mathews Medal and the NC State Ring Program to continually improve upon how we present these experiences to students across campus.

Email our Traditions Director Josh Sutton.

Social media:
Learn more by following AASAP on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Questions? Contact President Lauren Merrell.