Sept. 14, 2004 by No Byline NMSU News Center
Ten students were selected to serve on the first team of student ambassadors for New Mexico State University’s College of Business Administration and Economics during the 2004-05 academic year.
The students were selected based on grade point averages, year classification and faculty recommendations.
This year’s student ambassadors are: Adam Alvarez and Lucinda “Cindy” Sedillo, both accounting majors; Matthew Akers, a general business major; Marina Atma, a management major; Jazmin Buffington, Suzanne “Suzi” Fraser and Lisa Garay, all marketing majors; Adam Schaer, a marketing and economics double-major; Raul Tellez, an accounting and finance double-major; and Emily Gomez, a marketing and management double-major.
Garrey E. Carruthers, dean of the business college and former governor of New Mexico, said much of the work done by the college ambassadors will be on recruitment and development initiatives. The group also is collaborating with student groups and faculty on projects to help current students expand their skills through peer-to-peer mentoring and faculty-led workshops.
Carruthers endorsed the program in April and said its early success is due to the students’ willingness to serve NMSU and the business college.
“I am so proud to have these leaders serving in this inaugural team of student ambassadors,” he said. “Our faculty and staff are excited to have such motivated students helping the business college improve upon what already makes us the best school of business in the state.”
“Dean Carruthers is transforming the College of Business Administration and Economics into the premier school of business in the Southwest,” said Grant A. Taylor, team coordinator. “I hope the ambassadors will play a major role in achieving that status.”