Human Development & Family Studies

HDFS Student Ambassador Program

In the College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences at Winthrop University, we believe active student involvement is directly related to high quality programs. One way to be actively engaged in the HDFS program is to serve as an HDFS Student Ambassador. An ambassador is defined as "a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity". The HDFS program was developed to increase opportunities for student engagement, service, leadership, retention, and academic excellence, we are seeking individuals to serve as Student Ambassadors for the program. If you are interested in serving as an HDFS Student Ambassador, please contact Dr. Powell.

Ambassador Responsibilities


  • are expected to promote and represent the HDFS program.
  • will assist with the programming in a variety of ways and encourage student participation in the organization.
  • will attend ambassador training hosted by the College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences. 
  • will attend at least one university recruitment event per semester. These events include assisting with set up and answering questions about the program. As the need arises, ambassadors will be called upon to assist faculty with recruitment trips to high schools and other programs.

Ambassador Benefits


  • will build stronger bonds with peers and faculty advisors in the program.
  • will add experiences with leadership, event planning, service, and peer relationships to their resume.
  • will get a unique and advantageous perspective of Winthrop's recruitment process.
  • will have the opportunity to improve their confidence in public speaking and presentation skills.
  • will receive a t-shirt!

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible students must...

  • have sophomore standing and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • be mature, outgoing, and well-respected students on campus.
  • complete application and submit to Dr. Powell.
  • be approved by the CLES department chair and faculty advisors in the HDFS program.