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Presidential Ambassadors recognized for service, leadership

May 7, 2014

The 2013-14 Presidential Ambassadors were honored on Tuesday, May 6, at the Presidential Ambassadors End-Of-Year celebration for their hard work and dedication to CSU.

While the celebration reflects on a successful year for the ambassadors, it also celebrates a new beginning. The 2014-15 Colorado State University Presidential Ambassadors were announced at the ceremony, featuring fresh new faces that will join the incumbent students as they take on this new and prestigious role.

“I’m excited to be part of the leadership council,” said returning member and Philanthropy Leader Kyle Thornburg. “We want to rework the way that we use this awesome platform as students and what it means to be philanthropic, with the message coming from students and peers.”

For Thornburg, returning as a PA was always something he wanted to do.

“You’re always surrounded by great people and the program is set up in a way that going one more lap as a Presidential Ambassador will give me more time to show what I’ve learned before I leave and begin my career.”

Returning members

Perdeep Sing Badhesha
Senior, Economics and Philosophy
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Krystal Kappeler
Graduate Student, Horticulture
Fort Collins, Colo.

Hannah Larson
Graduate Student, Veterinary Medicine
Windsor, Colo.

Jordan Lestina
Senior, Forestry
Dove Creek, Colo.

Madeleine Sheahan
Senior, Business Administration and Spanish
Phoenix, Ariz.

Madeline Tedford
Senior,Business Administration
Littleton, Colo.

Kyle Thornburg
Senior, Journalism & Technical Communication
Fruita, Colo.

Amanda Trinh
Senior, Health & Exercise Science
Arvada, Colo.

The returning members of the CSU Presidential Ambassadors are happy to welcome the new additions to the roster. Their experience as ambassadors will help pave the way for a new generation of dedicated Rams.

“I’m excited by the opportunity to represent the university through membership in such an influential program,” said new member Geneva Mueller. “I hope to gain a greater understanding of the inner-workings of the university and everything that goes into creating its identity as an institution.”

New members

Bailey Field
Junior, Agricultural Education
Canby, Ore.

Caley Follmer
Senior, Mechanical Engineering
Castle Rock, Colo.

Janisa Garcia
Junior, Human Development and Family Studies
Aurora, Colo.

Matt Gardner
Junior, Psychology and Sociology
Thompson, N.D.

Geneva Mueller
Senior, Political Science and International Studies
Fort Collins, Colo.

Evan Siebenmorgen
Junior, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
Scranton, Ark.

Lisbel Torres
Junior, Biology
Centennial, Colo.