Peer Ambassador


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What is a Living Learning Community (LLC) Peer Ambassador?

An LLC peer ambassador is an undergraduate student who engages first-year students living in a residence hall who share similar interest and or major.

The peer ambassador is committed to providing an inclusive undergraduate leadership experience that fosters professional and personal development.

They help create leadership identities as individuals and as members of a team. This position provides an excellent opportunity for student leaders to network, mentor, gain programming experience and professional development opportunities.

Become a Peer Ambassador to ...

  • Help familiarize students with the different resources offered on campus
  • Assist participants make friends by building community
  • Be a role model to incoming freshman as you mentor and lead
  • Serve as a support system to students and encourage personal growth
  • Engage with students and help them find meaningful outlets for their interest
  • Assist students in becoming their best selves at the University of Arkansas

Responsibilities

Three Main Responsibilities

  1. Building relationships
  2. Programming
  3. Advocating for LLCs
  4. Communication with academic engagement stuff

Peer Ambassador Expectations

  1. Interact with LLC Participants
    • At least five hours per week should be scheduled to spend time with participants.
    • Peer ambassadors should know their participants by name and engage with them during seminar, programs, and in their residence halls on a regular basis.
  2. Administrative Tasks
    • At least 5 hours per week should be dedicated to administrative tasking.
    • Create monthly newsletter to be sent first business day of each month.
    • Plan all social events for LLC (one or two per month).
  3. Assist in Educational Programming (As Needed)
    • One to two per month
    • LLC Coordinator should give clear expectations to the Peer Ambassador about any assistance they may need in educational programming. Peer Ambassadors are NOT in charge of educational programming unless the coordinator has requested their help. 
    • Coordinators should keep Peer Ambassadors informed of all educational programming they have planned for the LLC to prevent time conflicts, help inform participants, etc.
  4. Attend all Programs
    • Peer ambassadors should attend all programs in the LLC (unless otherwise approved by LLC Coordinator and/or Academic Engagement Staff) to complete the following tasks:
      • Take attendance
      • Take quality photos of the event
  5. Maintain Consistent Communication
    • Consistently keep LLC Coordinators, CREs, RAs, and Academic Engagement Staff informed of all programs. 
  6. Attend Meetings
    • Biweekly meeting with LLC Coordinator   
    • Biweekly meeting with Supervisor
    • Monthly LLC Peer Ambassadors Meeting   

Compensation

Peer ambassadors are expected to work 8-12 hours per week for $10 an hour.

Meet the Peer Ambassadors

Shelby Herndon

Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences | Visit the webpage

Hometown: Palm Coast, Florida

Major: Animal Science

Students should take advantage of the LLCs because it’s a great opportunity for freshman to get involved and make new connections on campus.

My favorite place on campus to study is the community area at the end of the hall I live on. It has huge windows that overlook the streets and has chairs specifically designed for students to use for studying.

A random fact about me is that I used to be really into competitive archery, and I’ve shot in the world archery competition/


Dustin Dilbeck

Air Force ROTC | Visit the webpage

Hometown: Mena, Arkansas

Major: Information Systems and Management

Students should take advantage of the LLCs to meet likeminded individuals, effectively providing instant friendships and a community that supports the things they enjoy.

My favorite place to study is anywhere with a giant whiteboard, particularly the one's in the library study rooms.

My random fact is that I study Information Systems yet hate every computer I've ever used.


Kyra Vreeland

Architecture and Design | Visit the webpage

Hometown: Arlington, Texas

Major: Architecture

Students should take advantage of the Architecture and Design LLC because it gives students opportunities that other design majors do not receive such as going on firm tours and participating in events that teach them new design skills.

The Architecture and Design LLC also gives students another opportunity to form community with other design majors but at a smaller scale which can be beneficial for success freshmen year in the Fay Jones School of Architecture.

The LLC students also have myself and Professor Turner as mentors of whom can be additional resources to help students with their design projects if they need help.

My favorite place to study is The Arsaga's in the Law building.

A random fact about me is that I am obsessed with all things coffee, as most design majors are or become haha.


Nan Farrar

Art | Visit the webpage

Hometown: Rudy, Arkansas

Major: Studio Art

Students should take advantage of the LLCS because the LLC program will help them gain access to resources, materials, and networking opportunities that will become vital during college that they would not be able to experience otherwise.

My favorite place to study is any booth in the Union.

My random fact is that I love listening to podcasts while I make art! My favorite podcast at the moment is All the Space In Between, a comedy advice podcast created by two artists I love.


Torey Morris

Business | Visit the webpage

Hometown: Mansfield, Texas

Major: International Business

Students should take advantage of the LLCs because it’s a great way to get connected to the university very, very quickly.

It also gives you a chance to be around a lot of people who are in the same classes as you so you can all study together, hang out, and many other things. As well as, build relationships that can last a lifetime.

My favorite place to study is The Walton College of Business (WCOB).

My random fact is that I've seen the movie Top Gun in theaters.


Molly Blancaflor

Engineering

Hometown: Hot Spring, Arkansas

Major: History and Political Science

Students should take advantage of the LLCS because not only do you start off the year with a community of your peers who are going through the same struggles, but you have a unique opportunity to engage and take advantage of the professors and faculty beyond just the classroom. You're surrounding yourself with people who want to see you succeed.

My favorite place to study is on a blanket on Old Main Lawn.

My random fact is that my favorite ice cream flavor is either cake batter or cookies and cream.


McKenzie Thompson

Music | Visit the webpage

Hometown: Merriam, Kansas

Major: Music Education

Students should take advantage of the LLCs because it’s a great opportunity to meet and work closely with other students within your program! It’s also free! There’s tons of educational and social opportunities!

My favorite place to study is definitely the bridge in the Fine Arts building.

My random fact is that I have a black cat name Goblin who loves eating bugs!


Tori Cooper

Theatre

Hometown: Orange County, California

Major: Theatre and African American studies (minor)

Students should take advantage of this program because it is 100 percent free. They will be able to take advantage of opportunities to better themselves in their desired field.

My favorite place to study is on the bottom floor in Mullins library.

My random fact is that my favorite drink is an iced caramel latte with oat milk!