College of Education and Human Services Ambassador Program 

College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) Ambassadors are driven, motivated, and creative COEHS students that serve as student representatives. Not only do they serve as role models to current and prospective COEHS students, but they also are the face of the college to the greater UNF community. COEHS Ambassadors are an honorary group of students selected to represent the college at special events on campus and in our community. 


Ambassadors play a fundamental role in the implementation of on- and off-campus COEHS programs and events. Potential opportunities to serve as an Ambassador include open houses, resource fairs, and elementary, middle, or high school visits. COEHS Ambassadors have the opportunity to speak with prospective students about their experiences at UNF and within the College of Education and Human Services and receive professional workshops enhancing their leadership.

Application Criteria

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Commit at least 15-20 hours per semester
  • Commit to two sequential terms (e.g. fall and spring) 
  • Positively represent UNF & the College of Education & Human Services
  • Maintain professionalism in the way that one dresses, speaks, and acts
  • Effectively communicate positive experiences of UNF/COEHS with prospective students, parents, community members, and faculty and staff through one’s actions 
  • Assist with recruitment and present at events
  • Attend all trainings and scheduled meetings

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current member and actively involved with a COEHS student club or organization 
  • Strong knowledge of the College of Education and Human Services programs
  • Preference given to students that are in their freshmen, sophomore, and junior year 

If interested, please complete the application. The application is due by Wednesday, January 31.
Applications are reviewed by the Ambassador Committee. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. 


For more information, please contact the Coordinator of Outreach and Recruitment, Jade Yuen j.yuen@unf.edu or (904) 620-1649.

 

 

 2018 COEHS Ambassadors

Brianna 

Brianna 

Major: Deaf Education

Graduation: Fall 2018     

               

Brianna is a senior majoring in Deaf Education with a minor in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies.
She is an education major because she aspires to make a difference in students’ lives and positively impact the community through education. 
Brianna believes that education spreads far beyond the classroom, and she plans to make a difference in the lives of as many students as possible.  

Carli Ambassador

Carli

Major: Elementary Education

Graduation: Fall 2018

 

Carli is a senior majoring in Elementary Education. She currently serves as Vice President and Treasurer in the Student Florida Education Association club, and is an active member in the UNF Pep Band, Campus Church, and In His Image (a Special Needs Program) at Fruit Cove Baptist Church. She is an education major because she has been working with kids since she was in middle school and has greatly enjoyed it. Carli had some teachers in elementary and high school that inspired her. She hopes to be like the teachers that motivated her, so she can inspire others and give her students the best opportunities to learn. 


Ambassador Emily

Emily

Major: Elementary Education

Graduation: Spring 2018

 

Emily is a senior studying Elementary Education. She is a resident of the Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program at Andrew A. Robinson Elementary School. She is employed by Kelly Educational Staffing and teaches softball through Florida Stealth Organization. Emily is an education major because she has a passion to better the education society by offering her knowledge to increase effective teaching strategies. She wants to improve the quality of education for not only students, but for teachers as well. She believes education should be a team-oriented approach with student centered learning and peer mentoring. 

 Jacob
Jacob

Major: Elementary Education

Graduation: Spring 2018

 

Jacob is a senior studying Elementary Education. He is a resident of the Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program at Andrew A. Robinson Elementary School. He is currently involved with the UNF men’s basketball operations. Jacob is an education major because he wants to influence the younger generations. His father and grandmother inspired him because they were both teachers and have been some of the best influences he knows. He wants to pass down all of the knowledge that he has been given. 

 Lindsay
Lindsay

Major: Elementary Education

Graduation: Spring 2018

 

Lindsay is a senior studying Elementary Education. She is a resident of the Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program at Andrew A. Robinson Elementary School. Lindsay is currently a childcare provider with her church as well as a Respite Provider through the Early Learning Coalition of Duval County. She is an education major because she wants to make a difference in a child’s life by having the ability to nurture and encourage a child to follow their dreams. Lindsay loves the feeling she gets when a child who has been struggling to understand a particular topic in a subject finally understands that topic or grasps the information. 

 Claire
Claire

Major: Elementary Education

Graduation: Spring 2018

 

Claire is a senior studying Elementary Education. She is an undergraduate research assistant and member of Phi Kappa Phi. Claire is an education major because she is excited to take the courses to develop a strong foundation to teach her students effectively. She is eager to transform the way that her students look at academics and give them opportunities to be able to grow. Claire hopes to be a teacher that not only teaches academic lessons but life lessons as well. 

 Lauryn
Lauryn

Major: Deaf Education

Graduation: Fall 2020

 

Lauryn is a junior studying Deaf Education with a double minor in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies and Chemistry. She currently serves as a Resident Assistant on campus and is a first year experience mentor during the summer for UNF. Lauryn is an education major because she wants to inspire and teach future generations. She aspires to teach because when she was in K-12, her teachers were some of the best role models and really guided her towards her future. Lauryn hopes to do the same for her future students. 

 Taryn
Taryn

Major: Elementary Education

Graduation: Spring 2018

 

Taryn is a senior studying Elementary Education. Growing up, she loved teaching her peers new concepts and always had something fresh and new to bring to the table. Her sister and brother in law are both teachers and have encouraged that pull of teaching out of her. Taryn would love to teach second grade English Language Arts education. She has a passion for reading and writing and would love to work with the younger elementary students. 

 Amani


Amani

Major: Psychology and Early Childhood Development

Graduation: Spring 2019

 

 

Amani is a junior completing a dual degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Development. She is currently a member of the Student Florida Education Association, National Society of Women in Science, American Chemical Society, Ospreys for Refugee Relief, Student Justice for Palestine, Muslim Student Association, and the Neuroscience club on campus. Amani is an education major because she absolutely loves teaching and children. She wants to share her skills in hopes of bringing impact and imprinting hope on the leaders of our future.
 Amanda
Amanda

Major: Elementary Education

Graduation: Fall 2020

 

Amanda is a junior studying Elementary Education. She is a Jacksonville native and mentors local high school band students. Amanda believes in the whole-child and that teaching is about way more than the textbooks and tests. She believes that educating the whole-child means teaching them social-emotional skills and allowing children to develop socially through play and interaction. Her passion for teaching is kindled by watching children as they learn and grow. She aspires to be the teacher that children remember much more than just textbooks and tests, but that she impacts them to be a better person.  

 Sarah
Sarah

Major: Deaf Education

Graduation: Spring 2018

 

Sarah is a senior studying Deaf Education. She currently serves as a Hicks Honors College facilitator and a research assistant for the Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education (EDIE) department. Sarah has always loved school and being in a challenging environment. After graduating, she knew that she wanted to go back to that environment and teach her own students. Sarah aspires to teach because she wants to challenge her deaf or hard of hearing students to succeed. She wants to spread the love of reading and writing and serve as a role model for other deaf or hard of hearing individuals. 

 Lyndsey
Lyndsey

Major: Elementary Education

Graduation: Spring 2018

 

Lyndsey is a senior studying Elementary Education. She is a resident of the Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program at Andrew A. Robinson Elementary School. She currently serves as the Vice President of Engagement for the UNF College Democrats and volunteers with Beaches Emergency Assistance and the Ronald McDonald House. Lyndsey was lucky to have teachers that taught her to love learning and love others. Lyndsey hopes to inspire struggling students to do well in the classroom and encourage them to use school as an outlet for their frustrations. She wants to show them that hard work can lead to successes, in hopes that they develop a work ethic that will last a lifetime.  

 Makenzie
Makenzie

Major: Elementary Education

Graduation: Spring 2018

 

Makenzie is a senior studying Elementary Education. She is member of Alpha Chi Omega and a resident of the Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program at Andrew A. Robinson Elementary School. Makenzie is an education major because she wants to help shape and change the future generations of America. She wants to play a role in influencing and changing the lives of students. Makenzie wants to help develop students into the people they will become. 

 Kay-Lee
Kay-Lee

Major: Elementary Education

Graduation: Spring 2018

 

Kay-Lee is a senior studying Elementary Education. She is a resident of the Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program at Andrew A. Robinson Elementary School. Kay-Lee is an education major because she is passionate about teaching children and seeing them grow. She hopes to be a positive influence on the youth, shaping them into adults who are curious and hungry to learn. 

 Erika
Erika

Major: Exceptional Student Education

Graduation: Fall 2018

 

Erika is a junior studying Exceptional Student Education. Since she was a little girl, Erika has wanted to become an educator. After having two children of her own, she is now putting her dreams into reality. Erika aspires to teach because she wants to make an impact in children’s lives. Growing up, her teachers truly helped her grow. Therefore, she believes educators are such an important part of a child’s life, especially for children who may not get that support at home.