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Student Ambassador Program

Student Ambassadors serve as teaching assistants in BUSA 1105 (Intro to Business), which usually has 80 to 100 students in each section. Each ambassador is assigned to a specific section and is responsible for being in the classroom with the professor every time the class is taught. Depending on the professor’s needs, some Student Ambassadors are given the opportunity to lead class discussions. Because the ambassador is whom the Intro to Business students will interact with most, students are encouraged to talk to their ambassadors about day-to-day activities in the classroom.

To be considered for the program, ambassadors must be Parker College of Business students, have at least a 3.0 GPA and be juniors or seniors as of fall semester. As long as the academic requirements are met, students may continue being ambassadors until they graduate.

Any student interested in becoming an ambassador is encouraged to apply. If you would like more information on the Student Ambassador Program, please inquire in the Dean’s Office, room 2254.


Current Student Ambassadors

Joshua Loiten is a finance major who loves mathematics just as much. He became a student ambassador to further enhance his leadership experience in the Parker College of Business and to become a reliable resource to his peers. Fun Fact: “Kanye West had one of the greatest albums of all time.”

Sharmita Porshia (Founding Ambassador) is an information systems major. Sharmita loves her major because it is the perfect mix between business and technology. She became a student ambassador because she knew having the opportunity to work directly with a professor was a lifetime experience. Fun Fact: “I am [currently] the only undergraduate student from Bangladesh [at Georgia Southern], and I love it here.”



Kendra Rice (Founding Ambassador) is an accounting major, who loves how the faculty and staff in the Parker College of Business welcome students with open arms. The advisors are wonderful and are very helpful. What made her want to be a student ambassador? Kendra wants to help professors and students in any way possible. Fun Fact: “I am an only child, and my dad is my best friend.”



Kenneth Smith (Founding Ambassador) is a logistics and marketing major. He became a student ambassador because he wanted to help lead new students to success, both inside and outside of the classroom. His transition from high school to college was very smooth due to the support system he had. Fun Fact: “I plan on getting my pilot’s license one day.”




Kyrsten Miles (Founding Ambassador) 2016 Information Systems Graduate
A’Lamar Smith (Founding Ambassador) 2017 Logistics & Supply Chain Management Graduate
Rachel Yarbrough (Founding Ambassador) Completing a Co-op with Gulfsteam Aerospace
Jordan Beckum (Founding Ambassador) 2018 Marketing Graduate
Cheyenne Burns 2018 Marketing Graduate


Philanthropy Work

FALL 2016
Canned Food Drive 
In Fall 2016, the Student Ambassadors hosted a canned food drive to benefit the Statesboro Food Bank. The Intro to Business (BUSA 1105) classes helped the Ambassadors contribute a total of 4,945 cans of food. Dr. Linda Mullen’s class contributed the most cans, 1,773.

School Supply Drive
The Student Ambassadors collected school supplies for local elementary school students. With the help of the Intro to Business (BUSA 1105) classes and Southern Leader, Olivia Perdue, the Ambassadors donated 75 backpacks filled with approximately 730 different school supplies to Fostering Bulloch.

FALL 2017
Toy Drive
The Student Ambassadors will be collecting toys for local children. The toys will be donated to TMT Farms, where Bulloch County Commissioner Roy Thompson will deliver them to children in need in our community. The Statesboro Shriners and Delta Sigma Pi are also contributors to this toy drive. The Ambassadors collected more than 100 toys that were donated to TMT farms!

The Deans Closet
Borrow a suit for an interview or an internship. Requests can be made by emailing the ambassadors at

Book Drive
The Student Ambassadors are collecting books for local elementary and middle schools. More than 150 books were donated to Fostering Bulloch.


Last updated: 11/14/2018