College Ambassador Program

Mission

The CAS Corps will represent the College of Arts and Sciences at events through interaction among current students, future students, parents, donors and alumni.

Purpose

To serve as representatives to all constituents of the College of Arts and Sciences and to create, promote and execute opportunities for academic and professional growth.

What We Do

The CAS Corps are active in several college events, including but not limited to:

  • Inside Appalachian
  • Next Step Appalachian 
  • Open House
  • Scholars Day
  • Football tailgates
  • Club Expo
  • Commencement
  • Advancement Council Meetings
  • Board of Trustee Meetings
  • Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony
  • Senior Awards Ceremony
  • Morgan Science Lecture Series
  • Assist with college events (setup/breakdown/greeting)

Students in CAS Corps are asked to relate their many and varied educational experiences at Appalachian – experiences that have transformed them in many ways. These might include research with faculty, study abroad, Honors college, community engagement or just exceptional mentoring by Appalachian faculty. By telling these stories, it opens people’s eyes to all that Appalachian has to offer and is the best way to share the great things happening here.

Time Commitment

CAS Corps members will meet at a minimum of twice per semester to discuss upcoming event needs. Students will be expected to participate in approximately three events per semester.

Requirements

  • Declared CAS major
  • Preferred GPA 2.90 or higher 
  • Recommendation from a department Chair and/or faculty
  • Two semesters as an Appalachian State University student
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to interact with a variety of constituents

Benefits

  • Opportunity to interact and engage with alumni, donors and university dignitaries
  • Ability to impact prospective and current students in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Gain valuable skills in communication and teamwork
  • Network with alumni and college supporters

Membership

After being nominated by a department Chair or faculty member, students will complete an application form and submit to the College of Arts and Sciences. Selected applicants will be interviewed, after which final CAS Corps members will be chosen.