Ambassadors

HC Leaders

Ambassadors are involved in both recruitment (assisting the Dean and administrators at Honors College events, meeting with prospective students, phone banking during recruitment season, etc) and in retention (creating programming for current students, etc). Membership is selective and is limited to Honors College students who have completed at least one semester at USM, have a minimum GPA of 3.25, and will not graduate for at least one year. Selection is based on an application and interview process and takes place in the spring of each year.

Questions about the HC Ambassadors? Contact Stacey Ready.

 

2016-2017 Honors Ambassadors

Social Chair

Alexis Aleman

 

Sophomore

Biochemistry

New Orleans, LA

Alexis L Aleman

 

Fun Facts:


  • Adopted my dog after meeting him at the HC
  • Met entire Sherlock cast while abroad in London

 

Shelby Auer

 

Senior

Kinesiotherapy

Mobile, AL

Shelby Elizabeth Auer

 

Fun Facts:


  • Dual citizenship; my other nationality is Australian
  • Traveled to 10 different countries and 28 US states

Development Advisory Chair

Nathan Barron

 

Senior

Political Science

Olive Branch, MS

Nathan Barron

 

Fun Facts:


  • Perfected the "boo" yell from the Princess Bride (I only do it at sporting events) 
  • Can read, though I prefer to not demonstrate often

 

Sara Bibbs

 

Junior

Child Development

Jackson, MS

Sara F Bibbs

 

Fun Facts:


  • Love teaching children to read
  • Can cook some awesome brownies and cheesecake

 

Erin Briana Blackledge

 

Senior

Political Science
History

Taylorsville, MS

Erin Briana Blackledge

 

Fun Facts:


  • Studied abroad twice: once in the UK, once in Spain
  • In the 4th grade, a mime performed my short story

Philanthropy Chair

Amanda Blanchard

 

Sophomore

Psychology

Harahan, LA

Amanda Marie Blanchard

 

Fun Facts:


  • Flew an airplane when I was 14 (as in piloted)
  • Co-created "It's On Us" campaign video last year; can't wait to work on campaign again!

 

Sarah Boozer

 

Senior

Biology

Pearl, MS

Sarah Jean Boozer

 

Fun Facts:


  • Teaching assistant in the Biology department
  • Recently fostered a sweet stray for six months

 

Cameron Cloud

 

Sophomore

Biological Sciences
Communication Studies

Hattiesburg, MS

Cameron Alexander Cloud

 

Fun Facts:


  • Have an album on iTunes
  • Can cook a mean dish of Asparagus

 

Delaney Clouse

 

Junior

Polymer Science

St. Louis, MO

Delaney Clouse

 

Fun Facts:


  • Security Printing & Anti-Counterfeiting Technology internship in South Dakota
  • Self-proclaimed makeup addict

Public Relations Chair

Charli Cubbage

 

Sophomore

Communication Studies

Lucedale, MS

Charli Elizabeth Cubbage

 

Fun Facts:


  • Dancer since age 1 
  • Recently Competed in Miss Missisippi 

 

John Davenport

 

Senior

Kinesiology (Exercise Science)

Hattiesburg, MS

John Davenport

 

Fun Facts:


  • Have visited 17 different countries
  • Teach a cardio drumming fitness class called "POUND"

 

Hannah Dean

 

Sophomore

Elementary Education

Hattiesburg, MS

Hannah E. Dean

 

Fun Facts:


  • Professional shopper for plus sized women. 
  • Recently laid laminate floor down in the living room of my house #multitalented

 

Ariel Elliott

 

Junior

Criminal Justice

Snell, MS

Ariel Elliott

 

Fun Facts:


  • Am a published writer

 

Sam Gearhart

 

Junior

Biochemistry

Clinton, MS

Samuel Gearhart

 

Fun Facts:


  • Have inspected sewer systems for the past five years
  • Own a Siberian Husky that enjoys complex conversation

 

Terrie Jackson

 

Junior

Kinesiology (Exercise Science)

Slidell, LA

Terrie Lane Jackson

 

Fun Facts:


  • Was a Southern Miss cheerleader! 
  • Ran my first half-marathon in February (actually ran whole thing without stopping) 

Keystone Chair

Jacqie Johnson

 

Senior

Psychology
Social Work

Hattiesburg, MS

Jacquelynn Elizabeth-Sidnie Johnson

 

Fun Facts:


  • Has poems published 
  • Volunteered for two years with The Boys and Girls Club 

 

Michelle Le

 

Sophomore

Marketing

St. Martin, MS

Michelle Quyen Le

 

Fun Facts:


  • Competed in Public Speaking nationally three times! 
  • Like desserts and sweets way more than I should

 

Hanna Lester

 

Junior

Forensic Science (Biology)

Magee, MS

Hanna Nicole Lester

 

Fun Facts:


  • Self employed as a birthday party princess 
  • Recently competed in Mississippi Miss Hospitality and made top ten

President

Michael McDonald

 

Junior

Anthropology
Paralegal Studies (Pre-Law)

Lucedale, MS

Michael McDonald

 

Fun Facts:


  • Love bringing out the leader in the people around me
  • Attended Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday Jubilee in London this past summer

 

Janine Nowak

 

Senior

Polymer Science & Engineering

Gulfport, MS

Janine Nowak

 

Fun Facts:


  • Am a book blogger
  • Adopted a beagle puppy this summer

 

Lauren Parker

 

Sophomore

Speech Pathology and Audiology

Hometown

Lauren Ruth Parker

 

Fun Facts:


  • Worked as a counselor at a camp in Texas this past summer
  • Have visited 9 countries!

Secretary

Laura Pazos

 

Junior

Biology

Pearl River, MS

Laura Pazos

 

Fun Facts:


  • Identical twin
  • A llama spit on me on my 11th birthday :)

Recruitment Chair

Maya Rex

 

Junior

Philosophy

Ocean Springs, MS

Maya Alyse Rex

 

Fun Facts:


  • Played piano for ten years and I love all things artistic/creative 
  • Am a professional singer who only performs in the car and shower

 

Obrie Scarbrough

 

Sophomore

Biological Sciences

Laurel, MS

Obrie Scarbrough

 

Fun Facts:


  • Am an avid outdoorsman. 
  • Can break anything, usually without trying...

 

Tally Shaw

 

Junior

Accounting

Gulfport, MS

Tally T Shaw

 

Fun Facts:


  • Over three collective hours of aerial zip lining experience  
  • Equipment manager for USM quarterback in Freshman year (before touching a football)

 

Anastasia Walrod

 

Sophomore

Public Health

Pass Christian, MS

Anastasia Katherine Walrod

 

Fun Facts:


  • Have worked at a specialty olive oil and vinegar store for 2 years
  • Seem to have accidentally adopted a pet raccoon

 

Amelia Watson

 

Sophomore

Nutrition and Dietetics

Mobile, AL

Amelia Ruth Watson

 

Fun Facts:


  • Singer 
  • Vegetarian

Vice President

Rachel Williamson

 

Junior

Accounting

Columbia, MS

Rachel Elizabeth Williamson

 

Fun Facts:


  • In my spare time, I like to draw, sing, and dance