Student Ambassadors

The Howard University Student Ambassadors are an elite group of students whose talents have been an integral part of the Office of Undergraduate Admission since 1976. The full-time Howard University students that comprise the organization make a unique contribution to increasing the student enrollment of Howard University.

By conducting tours for groups, families, and individuals, and by representing Howard University at college fairs and high schools, the Student Ambassadors are a vital resource for identifying the type of students that would benefit from the Howard University experience. In addition, Ambassadors broaden their relationship with the community by recruiting at their former high schools, churches, and other civic sponsored activities where "ideal" prospects for enrollment at Howard University may be found. Howard University basks in a proud and unique legacy of providing leadership; a legacy which Student Ambassadors uphold, and one to which they contribute through their dedication to recruitment.

Follow the Ambassador on Twitter @HU_Ambassadors.

Chelsea Gaddis

chelseagaddis

Class of 2014
Legal Communication Major
Community Development Minor
Farmington Hills, MI

Fun/Interesting fact:

I have met President Barack Obama

Favorite Howard experience:

2011 Troy Davis Rally at the White House

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Health Sciences Library, on the yard, in my apartment

Campus organizations:

Brown Girls Lead, Alternative Spring Break, Outdoor Nations Foundation, Michigan Club.

Why and how did you choose your major?

I am interested in human communication and plan to go to law school upon graduation.

Advice to new students:

Develop effective time management skills.

Favorite food:

Sushi (Spicy Tuna Roll)

Favorite book:

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Post-grad plans:

Law School

Why Howard?

I wanted to be a part of the great Howard legacy.

Sean Walsh

seanwalsh

Class of 2014
Biology Major
Chemistry Minor
Atlanta, GA

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I really enjoy singing

Favorite Howard experience:

Homecoming 2011

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Health Sciences Library, Carnegie Building, and my room.

Campus organizations:

Student Ambassadors, Chapel Assistants, Community Choir, Health Professions Society, and Christian Brothers United

Why and how did you choose your major?

I have a genuine interest in science/medicine. I also took a lot of science courses in High School.

Advice to new students:

Follow your dreams and work as hard as you can to achieve them.

Favorite food:

Macaroni & Cheese

Favorite book:

Think Big by Dr. Ben Carson

Post-grad plans:

Medical School

Why Howard?

I really enjoy being surrounded by hard-working, ambitious students and the numerous healthcare opportunities in the Washington, D.C. area.

Jessica Mack

jessicamack

Class of 2014
Biology Major
Chemistry/English Minor
Winston-Salem, NC

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I am a Resident Assistant in Slowe Hall

Favorite Howard experience:

Inauguration 2013

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Slowe Hall Lounge, the Yard, and the iLab

Campus organizations:

Student Ambassadors, National Council of Negro Women

Why and how did you choose your major?

I love English and I love Science and my aspirations are to go into Neurolinguistic Research and Medical School.

Advice to new students:

Experience everything that Howard has to offer

Favorite food:

Crab Legs

Favorite book:

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

Post-grad plans:

A Masters Program and then Med School

Why Howard?

I wanted to be around African Americans who want to change the world, like me

Ciearra Jefferson

ciearrajefferson

Class of 2016
Public Relations Major
Detroit, MI

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I have been a competitive dancer since I was 4

Favorite Howard experience:

Inauguration 2013

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Yard, My Room, U Street, Pentagon Mall

Campus organizations:

Michigan Club, Scholar Connection, Student Ambassadors, Gates Millennium Scholars Ambassadors, Freshmen Leadership Academy, Glasshouse Radio Administration Intern, WHBC Promotions Department

Why and how did you choose your major?

I love interacting with others, organizing and planning events, making a difference in things that matter, and I LOVE to talk

Advice to new students:

BALANCE! Come ready to work, but never burn yourself out because if you do you will have nothing to show for in the end

Favorite food:

French Fries

Favorite book:

What Looks Like Crazy on An Ordinary Day

Post-grad plans:

Law School or pursuing a MPH Degree

Why Howard?

The legacy, the network opportunities, and the location

Kevin L. Peterman

kevinlpeterman

Class of 2016
Political Science Major
Secondary Education Minor
New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I am a history buff.

Favorite Howard experience:

Howard vs. Morehouse Weekend

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Founders Library, The Yard, Power Hall, and Rankin Chapel

Campus organizations:

HUSA, Student Ambassadors, Howard Gospel Choir, N.A.A.C.P., COAS Student Council

Why and how did you choose your major?

I am intrigued in Politics and I want to pursue a career in Education Policy

Advice to new students:

Embrace the Howard experience and take advantage of all the University has to offer

Favorite food:

Chicken

Favorite book:

The Souls of Black Folk

Post-grad plans:

Graduate School

Why Howard?

I simply wanted to be apart of the Howard Legacy

Blair Allen

blairallen

Class of 2015
Economics Major
Spanish Minor
West Palm Beach, FL

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I've visited China and Japan

Favorite Howard experience:

Homecoming 2010

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

I-Lab, Yard, Blackburn Center

Campus organizations:

Student Ambassadors, COAS Student Council, Ladies of the Quad Social Club, Freshmen Leadership Academy, Circle K International

Why and how did you choose your major?

I enjoy the versatility my major offers

Advice to new students:

Don't lose yourself trying to be something you're not

Favorite food:

Shrimp Alfredo

Favorite book:

Seize the Time

Post-grad plans:

I plan on getting a JD/MBA

Why Howard?

I felt like there was no other place for me; the students made me feel like I had a home away from home

Jamille Jamison

jamillejamison

Class of 2015
Chemical Engineering
Chicago, IL

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I attended a gala hosted by Bill Cosby at the Waldorf Astoria

Favorite Howard experience:

My first Howard Homecoming

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

U Street, The Yard, The Engineering Building

Campus organizations:

Student Ambassadors, Chicago Peoples Union, CEACS Student Council, Resident Assistant in the Annex

Why and how did you choose your major?

I've always been interested in STEM, and I love Chemistry. Engineers are future world changers and that is what I aim to be

Advice to new students:

Make choices that are right for YOU because you are the one who has to live with them

Favorite food:

Macaroni N' Cheese

Favorite book:

Night by Elie Wiesel

Post-grad plans:

Gain experience in the work field, then return to school for a M.S.

Why Howard?

When I came to visit, Howard just felt like the place I was meant to spend the next four years.

Leah Gladney-Taylor

leahgladneytaylor

Class of 2014
Accounting Major
Detroit, MI

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I took Swahili for a year. Jambo!

Favorite Howard experience:

Snowball fight in the valley

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Health Sciences, The Yard, and My Room

Campus organizations:

HU Student Ambassadors, Michigan Club, National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, National Association of Black Accountants, Team Leader Organization

Why and how did you choose your major?

I took accounting courses in high school and I loved it!

Advice to new students:

Always remember that you're a student first!

Favorite food:

Steak

Favorite book:

Twilight

Post-grad plans:

Become a Certified Public Accountant

Why Howard?

I wanted to surround myself with other minority students who share a common goal and attitude towards education

Trikeria Johnson

trikeriajohnson

Class of 2016
Psychology
Charlotte, NC

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I am a Junior Olympic All-American runner

Favorite Howard experience:

2012 Election Night

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Punch Out, Yard, My Room

Campus organizations:

Student Ambassadors, Freshman Leadership Academy, Chapel Assistants, Trio program

Why and how did you choose your major?

I want to give people hope and encourage them

Advice to new students:

"Your past doesn't dictate your future it simply gives you the extra push you need to exceed GREATNESS"

Favorite food:

Soul Food

Favorite book:

The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard

Post-grad plans:

Receive my PhD in Psychology

Why Howard?

The limitless opportunities and connections

Darius Laron Thomas

dariuslaronthomas

Class of 2014
Speech Pathology Major
Spanish Minor
Baton Rouge, LA

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I have visited 4 of the 7 continents

Favorite Howard experience:

Freshman Week

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Study = UGL, Relax = My "new" home, and Hang Out = The Yard

Campus organizations:

HU Student Ambassadors, SOC Student Council President, and SOC Annenberg Honors Program

Why and how did you choose your major?

During my first semester of college I went through a phase of trying to figure out which career I would like to pursue. I am enthusiastic about helping others communicate to the best of their ability. Speech Pathology is the perfect profession for me. I chose my major because I will get to work with young elementary school children as well as adults who cannot produce speech sounds or articulate them clearly

Advice to new students:

Never Give Up

Favorite food:

Red Beans and Rice

Post-grad plans:

Graduate School

Why Howard?

There was no other school like Howard University. It felt like home

Shakaria Buckson

shakariabuckson

Class of 2015
Advertising Major
Graphic Design Minor
Rock Hill, SC

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I love to sing and attend plays

Favorite Howard experience:

Homecoming 2012

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

The Yard, Blackburn Reading Lounge, iLab

Campus organizations:

Student Ambassadors, Jewels Incorporated, HU South Carolina Club, School of Communication Student Council, NAACP

Why and how did you choose your major?

I am very creative. I love coming up with innovative ideas. Advertising is creative and effective communication, so it was a great fit for me.

Advice to new students:

Love yourself, do not be intimated, find your purpose, and leave a remarkable legacy.

Favorite food:

Any kind of potatoes

Favorite book:

Spiritual Lessons for My Sisters

Post-grad plans:

I plan on receiving my M.A. in Strategic Communication from American University

Why Howard?

I honestly felt at home when I came to visit the campus. On Accepted Students Day I knew Howard University was where I needed to be. I also love the student body and their eagerness to strive for excellence. I am surrounded by the rich legacy of Howard University everyday. It's presence continuously creates diverse leadership.

She'Neil Johnson

sheneiljohnson

Class of 2014
Information Systems
Virginia Beach, VA

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I love Jazz music

Favorite Howard experience:

Inauguration/Election Season 2012

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Founders Library and the Howard Theatre

Campus organizations:

Student Ambassadors, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, UGSA Springfest 2013, and the Team Leader Organization

Why and how did you choose your major?

I enjoy staying current with technology, defining problems to develop solutions, and making life more efficient and effective

Advice to new students:

Be involved, network, and choose a field of study you are passionate about

Favorite food:

Pita Bread and Hummus

Favorite book:

The Mis-Education of the Negro

Post-grad plans:

Obtain an MBA, become an entrepreneur, and develop a program/camp that exposes young minorities to opportunities in the STEM field

Why Howard?

Location, Howard University School of Business, and the nurturing environment

Nelson Malone

nelsonmalone

Class of 2015
Chemistry/Math Double Major
Biology Minor (Pre-Med Track)

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I am a first-generation high school graduate with a 4.0 GPA

Favorite Howard experience:

Stepping in the 2012 Resfest Competition

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Health Science Library, Punch Out, COAS Honors Office

Campus organizations:

Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, Health Professions Society, NCSC, Student Ambassadors

Why and how did you choose your major?

Chemistry and math have always been two of my fortes.

Advice to new students:

Work hard to play hard

Favorite food:

Pizza

Favorite book:

To Kill A Mockingbird

Post-grad plans:

Medical School

Why Howard?

I wanted to leave my legacy along with the extraordinary alumni before me

Delise Hampton

delisehampton

Class of 2015
Telecommunications Mgmt
Major
Business Administration
Minor
New Orleans, LA

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I am a Peanut M&M Fanatic

Favorite Howard experience:

Somalia Relief Concert 2012

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Health Sciences Library, The Yard, My Room

Campus organizations:

Student Ambassadors, Residence Life, HU Louisiana Club, HU Running Association, The Hilltop, Spotlight Network, HU Association for Black Journalists

Why and how did you choose your major?

My major can be applied to many aspects of the world and I love to have variety

Advice to new students:

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty hearts and empty heads can do that. Dream it. Pursue it. Own it.

Favorite food:

All my mother's dishes

Favorite book:

The Secret

Post-grad plans:

Grad School for Computer Engineering

Why Howard?

To further my intellectual knowledge on my People and my history

Cherice McGlone

chericemcglone

Class of 2014
Business Mgmt Major
Concentration in HR
Virginia Beach, VA

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I love doing community service

Favorite Howard experience:

Going to the White House when Obama was re-elected

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

Business library, random places on U Street, and my room

Campus organizations:

Howard University Springfest, Student Ambassadors, School of Business Student Council, America's Promise, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Why and how did you choose your major?

I knew I could use business skills in any career and I enjoy interacting with and impacting people

Advice to new students:

Study Hard, Keep an open mind, and don't put limits on your dreams

Favorite food:

Macaroni and Cheese!

Favorite book:

Flyy Girl

Post-grad plans:

Grad School and starting my career

Why Howard?

I wanted to attend the best HBCU and I felt like Howard was one big family

Eilah C. Brown

eilahcbrown

Class of 2013
Public Relations Major
Spanish Major
Chesapeake, VA

Fun/Interesting Fact:

I speak Spanish fluently

Favorite Howard experience:

My first Howard Homecoming

Favorite places to study, hang out, and relax:

I love to study and relax on the National Mall

Campus organizations:

Besides Student Ambassadors, I currently serve as the President of the Howard University Community Choir

Why and how did you choose your major?

I love interacting with new people and learning new information from them, so Public Relations is the perfect field for me. It has become my passion

Advice to new students:

Stay focused and never take no for an answer

Favorite food:

French Fries

Favorite book:

There Eyes Were Watching God

Post-grad plans:

Working at a Public Relations firm in the Washington, DC area

Why Howard?

I loved the drive of the students, the experience of the professors, and the overall atmosphere of Howard University