November 27, 2022

Eastern student ambassadors

16 students working together to recruit students.

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The ambassador program at Utah State University Eastern is one like no other. It is a tight knit group of 16 students working together to recruit students. Our weekly duties include doing one office and one-tour time where we give tours to prospective students as well as a weekly meeting. We also do high school visits to schools all around Utah. As well as going to the high schools, we host high school students on campus and put on amazing events in hopes of getting students here. 

My name is Samantha Hooper, I am a third-year student and a third year member on the ambassador team. I am also the captain of the 2022-2023 ambassador team. I am from West Jordan, Utah and I attended Copper Hills High School. I chose Utah State University Eastern because of the small campus feel and the amazing opportunities USUE offers. 

My favorite thing about ambassadors is the fact that I came to college with a family away from home and the people on the team never fail to make me feel loved. My favorite thing about Eastern is the small campus feel. I went to a huge high school, so attending a campus where you know a lot of people is a special feeling.

Haley Kimber is a third-year student and a third year member of the ambassador team. She is currently one of the two rookie mentors for the ambassador program at Eastern. Kimber grew up in Magna, Utah and graduated from Murray High School. Kimber chose Eastern because of all the amazing scholarship opportunities. Her favorite thing about being an ambassador is getting to go out to high schools and showcase why Eastern is so special. Kimber’s favorite thing about attending Eastern is the sense of community and family that is formed here on campus.

Sadie Abraham is a second-year student and a second year member of the ambassador program. She grew up in Monroe, Utah and attended South Sevier High School. She is the event coordinator for the ambassador program this year. Abraham chose Eastern because it was a good stepping stone college from high school. She came from a small high school, so coming to a smaller college just made sense. Abraham loves being an ambassador because she gets to show off how much she loves USUE. She loves Eastern because she loves the small town feel and everyone knows each other which makes it so sweet.

Dru Martin is a second-year student and second year member of the ambassador team. She grew up in Cottonwood Heights and attended Brighton High School. She is currently the second rookie mentor for the ambassador program. Martin chose Eastern because of all the resources and opportunities the college offers. She loves that ambassadors are constantly providing her opportunities and activities that she wouldn’t have had otherwise. It is constantly pushing and encouraging her to be her best self. Martin loves being at USUE because every time she shows up to an event she feels included and the atmosphere is unbeatable.

Spencer Bretey is a second-year student and a second year member of the ambassador program. Bretey grew up in Lehi, Utah, and attended Lehi High School. Bretey is the current tour coordinator for the ambassador program. He came to Eastern because of all the amazing opportunities there are for him to grow. Bretey loves the responsibility of having a voice for the university that comes with being a part of the ambassador program. His favorite thing about USUE is getting to know everybody on campus and how diverse everyone is.

Devon Hooper is a second year student and a second year member on the ambassador team. Hooper is currently the captains assistant for the ambassador program. He grew up in West Jordan, Utah and attended Summit Academy High School. Hooper chose Eastern because the opportunities here were so new compared to anything he had done before. His favorite thing about being an ambassador is going to high schools and opening doors for students to learn what college is about. Hooper’s favorite thing about USUE is the small campus and the amazing professors.

Bralin Wilde is a second year student and a second year member of the ambassador program. She is currently the recruitment coordinator for the program. Wilde grew up in Ferron, Utah and attended Emery High School. She chose Eastern because it has always been her dream college. Her favorite thing about being an ambassador is that she makes connections with future eagles. Wilde’s favorite thing about Eastern is how close you get with your professors.

Ally Robertson is a first year student and a first year member of the ambassador team. Robertson grew up in Helper, Utah and attended Carbon High School. She came to Eastern because of the family aspect. Robertson’s favorite thing about ambassadors is that she has met so many new people. She loves Eastern because there is truly a place for everyone.

Sophie Jensen is a first year student and a first year member of the team. Jensen grew up in Cottonwood Heights, Utah and attended Brighton High School. Jensen chose Eastern because she wanted to meet new people and be in a place with so many opportunities. Her favworite thing about ambassadors is how we are all a family and that everyone is so close. Jensen loves USUE because of all the new people she has met and the small campus. Hannah Spackman is a first year student at USUE and a first year member of the ambassador program. Spackman grew up in Murray, Utah and graduated from Murray High School. She chose Eastern because it just felt right, and the leadership programs and outdoor opportunities are amazing. She loves ambassadors because of the people she works with and the new people she gets to meet. Spackman has fallen in love with Eastern because of all the amazing people here.

Cole Swasey is a first year student at USUE and a first year member of the ambassador program. Swasey grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and attended Shadow Ridge High School. Swasey chose USU Eastern because he liked the idea of smaller class sizes and this is also where his parents met. His favorite thing about ambassadors is that he already had a built in family when he got here that helped him get accustomed to college. His favorite thing about being at Eastern is that every event is attended by almost every student which makes it really easy to make friends.

Dallin Braun is a first year student at USUE and a first year member of the ambassador team. Braun grew up in Castledale, Utah and attended Emery High School. He came to Eastern for the welding program. He loves ambassadors because he enjoys meeting new people and making new friends. He loves Eastern because he gets to be close to home but also live the college life.

Maggie Hyer is a first year student and a first year member of the ambassador team. Hyer is from South Weber, Utah and graduated from Northridge High School. She chose USUE because the first time she visited campus she felt such a connection with the people and she loved the campus. She loves ambassadors because she has built in best friends and so many fun opportunities to serve. Her favorite thing about Eastern has been all the fun adventures she has gotten to experience.

Lexi Dart is a first year student at USUE and a first year member of the ambassador program. Dart is from Price, Utah and graduated from Carbon High School. Because of the scholarship opportunity and that she could be close to her family. Dart loves the ambassador program because she likes the family feel it gives and really enjoys giving tours to future students. She loves Eastern because of the close knit feel it has. She loves knowing all of her classmates and professors.

Emma Nelson is a first year student at Eastern and a first year member of the ambassador program. Nelson is from Riverton, Utah and attended Riverton High School. She chose Eastern because it felt like home from the second she walked onto campus. She loves ambassadors because of the family feel the team has. Nelson loves USUE because everyone has a place here no matter who they are.

Robyn Otteson is a first year student and a first year member of the ambassador program. Otteson grew up in West Valley, Utah and attended Hillcrest High School. She chose Eastern because it is where her sister went and Price felt like somewhere that she could thrive. She loves ambassadors because we are like a family and we are the ones who get people to come to school here and we can help students change their lives for the better. Otteson loves Eastern because students are involved in everything and it makes it a lot easier to be impactful and feel important.

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