UI Engineering Announces 2009-2010 Student Ambassadors

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

University of Iowa News Release


The University of Iowa College of Engineering Student Ambassador Program recently announced the names of 16 students who will serve as student ambassadors for the 2009-10 academic year.

Selected to participate in the program are Ben Peiffer, senior in electrical engineering; Kayla Kamber, sophomore in industrial engineering; Vijay Permeswaran, junior in biomedical engineering; Matthew Anderson, junior in civil engineering; Tyler Stockman, junior in biomedical engineering and psychology; Amy Althoff, senior in chemical engineering; Robin Donegan, junior in industrial engineering; Maribel Treto, junior in chemical engineering; Jaclyn Iacovelli, senior in industrial engineering. Tony Melchiorri, junior in biomedical engineering and English; Alyssa Azzano, junior in chemical engineeringl; Michael Wall, sophomore in industrial engineering; Laura Northrup, junior in chemical engineering; Julie Wisch, junior in mechanical engineering; Christopher Hill, junior in mechanical engineering; and Frank Attere, junior in industrial engineering.

College administrators said that the Student Ambassador Program, currently in its 13th year, was initiated to complement the services that engineering faculty and staff offer.

P. Barry Butler, dean of the College of Engineering, said that the student ambassadors are engineering students from each department who wish to share the benefit of their experiences and provide help whenever needed. They serve as a resource for current students as well as for prospective high school and transfer students, he added.

The student ambassadors work closely with Jane Dorman, director of college admissions and first-year experience, on future student recruitment.

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