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Whitworth University Introduces Student Ambassadors for 2020-21

May 13, 2020
Seven outstanding students have been named Whitworth student ambassadors for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Whitworth University Student Ambassadors Program is housed within the office of the president and focuses on opportunities to participate in events and activities that promote service and the work of the university to a broad range of stakeholders.

The students will act as hosts during special events, as liaisons between the university and its many constituencies, and will assist the president, his staff, and others as needed. The newest class includes:

  • Isabel Iral ’23, community health and health science double major
  • Anesu Mujenge ’21, French & Francophone studies and international studies double major
  • Ribenson Darcy ’21, psychology major
  • Chelsea Gossen ’22, business administration major
  • Mark Ponce ’22, psychology major
  • Elizabeth Hirotaka ’22, communication major
  • Aws Alwattar ’21, chemistry major
“These newly selected ambassadors will continue to serve this relatively new program with excellence,” says President Beck A. Taylor. “I’m grateful to each one for their willingness to communicate the rewards of a Whitworth education to the community and beyond.”

In order to apply for membership, students must be recognized for their leadership potential and be nominated by a university faculty or staff member.

Julie Taylor, special assistant to the board of trustees, and Michelle Drennen, director of the office of university events, are co-advisors of this program that focuses on service and will offer students the chance to develop their professional and public speaking skills.

To learn more about the student ambassadors program, please click here. .

About Whitworth University:

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Julie Taylor, special assistant to the board of trustees, Whitworth University,

Michelle Drennen, director, office of university events, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4974 or

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or