The Presidential Ambassadors program is a scholarship opportunity for students who display leadership skills and pride in being Lander students. These traits are gauged through an interview process and displayed by the student through high academic achievement. As the face of Lander University, the Presidential Ambassadors are often the first people one meets when visiting the school. The Presidential Ambassadors give tours to prospective students, welcome visitors who are attending performances, and work in the Office of Admissions.

Learn more about the Ambassadors on the Presidential Ambassador website.

Katie Abare

 

 


 

 

Katie Abare
Major: Environmental Science
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Activities: Honors College, XC, Club Soccer, LINK 101 Peer Leader, ESSO​

 

Akilah Abdullah

 

 


 

 

Akilah Abdullah​
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Activities: BSU, Honors College, LUSNA

 

 

Azjanae Anderson

 

 


 

 

Azjanae Anderson
Major: Business Administration, Marketing and Management
Hometown: Lawton, OK
Activities: SAA, LINK peer leader 

 

Drew Bennett

 

 

 


 

Drew Bennett
Major: Biology
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Activities: Vice President of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity

 

Caroline Bishop

 

 


 

 

Caroline Bishop
Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Landrum, SC
Activities: Phi Mu Sorority, Book Keeper for Men's and Women's Basketball 

 

Hannah Bridges

 

 


 

 

Hannah Bridges
Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Florence, SC
Activities: BCM, Honors College, Teaching Fellows, Student Worker​

 

Courtney Brink

 

 

 


 

Courtney Brink
Major: Early Childhood Education ​
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Activities: SC Teaching Fellow, Kappa Delta Pi President, Resident Assistant, BSU, Student Dining Advisory Committee

 

Niaget Butler

 

 

 


 

Niaget Butler
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Greenwood, SC
Activities: Lander Miracle, Visions of Women, LUSNA

 

Erica Campbell

 

 

 


 

Erica Campbell
Major: Business
Hometown: Greenwood, SC
Activities: Greek Life​

 

 

Lane Chapman

 

 


 

 

Lane Chapman
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Simpsonville, SC
Activities: BCM

 

 

Joseph Clark

 

 

 


 

Joseph Clark
Major: CIS DE
Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
Activities: Lander Programming Team​

 

Courtney Clavel

 

 

 


 

Courtney Clavel
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Bluffton, SC
Activities: Greek Life, SGA, PSA, Honors College​

 

Maria Martinez Contreras


 

 

 

 

Maria Martinez Contreras
Major: Spanish & Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Lexington, SC
Activities: Greek Life

 

Carly Davis


 

 

 

 

Carly Davis
Major: Elementary Education ​
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Activities: Honors College, Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honors Society

 

Journey Davis

 

 


 

 

Journey Davis
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Simpsonville, SC
Activities: Student Alumni Association, Greenwood Wesley Fellowship VP​

 

Elijah Dennis

 

 


 

 

Elijah Dennis
Major: Computer Information Systems
Hometown: Anderson, SC
Activities: Director of Live Acts for UPC, Student Worker, Intramural Sports

 

 

Kara Dorrity


 

 

 

 

Kara Dorrity
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Summerville, SC
 

 

Jitwan Floyd


 

 

 

 

Jitwan Floyd
Major: 
Political Science, Public Administration​
Hometown: Greenwood, SC
Activities: Greenwood County Democratic Party, Political Science Association, Youth Crusade Evangelistic Center

 

Machayla Gary

 

 

 


 

Machayla Gary
Major: 
Nursing
Hometown: Lexington, SC
 

Taylor Gordon


 

 

 

 

Taylor Gordon
Major:
Mass Communications and Media Studies
Hometown: Ridge Spring, SC
Activities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., UPC
 

Joseph Gray

 

 


 

 

Joseph Gray
Major: Healthcare Administration
Hometown: Hampton, SC
Activities: RA, Vice-President (BSU), Minorities on the Move​

 

Marcus Green


 

 

 

 

Marcus Green
Major: Psychology and Criminology
Hometown: North Augusta, SC
Activities: Psychology Club, LU Pep Band, Young Life Affiliate

 

 

Kylie Groomes

 

 


 

 

Kylie Groomes
Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Aiken, SC
Activities: YMCA After School Program

 

 

Kimberly Hall


 

 

 

 

Kimberly Hall
Major: Biology, Genetics
Hometown: Orangeburg, SC
Activities: Student Worker, Career Service Peer Mentor, Honors College

 

Alayna Harding

 

 


 

 

Alayna Harding
Major: History- Secondary Education
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Activities: Teaching Fellow, ASC Tutor

 

 

Michaela Harrison

 

 


 

 

Michaela Harrison
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Activities: Visions of Women​

 

 

Kailey Haynes

 

 


 

 

Kailey Haynes
Major: Computer Information Systems
Hometown: Murrells Inlet, SC
Activities: Honors College, Writing Center, Tutor in the Academic Success Center​

 

Kennedy Henjes

 

 


 

 

Kennedy Henjes
Major: Art Education
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Activities: Resident assistant, SAA, Greek life​

 

Thomas Histon

 

 


 

 

Thomas Histon
Major: History Secondary Education
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Activities: XLR, RA

 

Aiyana Holland

 


 

 

 

Aiyana Holland
Major:
Elementary Education
Hometown: Aiken, SC
Activities: SAA, Teaching Fellows, LINK Peer Leader, Resident Assistant

 

Learnmore Jeremia

 


 

 

 

Learnmore Jeremia
Major:
Chemistry​
Hometown: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe​
Activities: ACS Treasurer, Rotaract Historian, Microscopy Association, Chemistry Tutor,  ITS Student Technician
 

Adam Jetty


 

 

 

 

Adam Jetty
Major: Business Administration, Accounting
Hometown: Effort, PA
Activities: Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity

 

 

Jeilymar Jimenez

 


 

 

 

Jeilymar Jimenez
Major:
 Biology
Hometown: Little River, SC
 

 

Bree Kelly

 

 


 

 

Bree Kelly
Major: English
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Activities: Lander Women’s Volleyball Alumni, Office of Academic Affairs

 

Aislinn Labra-Arteaga


 

 

 

 

Aislinn Labra-Arteaga
Major: Chemistry, Forensic Science
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Activities: Somos LU, LUMA, ACS Scholar, Watson Brown Scholar

 

McKenzy Long

 

 


 

 

McKenzy Long
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Activities: BCM Leadership Team, Lander Women's Soccer

 

 

Chase Maxwell


 

 

 

 

Chase Maxwell
Major: 
Elementary Education
Hometown: Anderson, SC
Activities: SC Teaching Fellow, Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society, BCM, Intramural Sports
 

Eric Melgar


 

 

 

 

Eric Melgar
Major: 
Biology
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Activities: American Chemical Society, Lander University Microscope Association, PA, Young Life 
 

Ryan Murdock


 

 

 

 

Ryan Murdock​
Major: 
Psychology
Hometown: Blackville, SC
Activities: Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant

 

Melanie Murray

 


 

 

 

Melanie Murray
Major:
English, Professional Writing
Hometown: Summerville, SC
Activities: Cross Country

 

Arie Catherine O'Dell

 

 

 

 


Arie Catherine O'Dell
Major: 
Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Batesburg-Leesville, SC
Activities: Student Worker, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Honors College, Sassy Cats Dance Team
 

Missy O'Toole

 

 

 

 


Missy O'Toole
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Irmo, SC
Activities: Cross Country

 

Lilibeth Paez

 


 

 

 

Lilibeth Paez
Major:
Elementary Education
Hometown: Easley, SC
Activities: Housing Ambassador, Alternate RA

 

Abby Pilgrim

 

 

 

 


Abby Pilgrim
Major: Biology
Hometown: Ware Shoals, SC
Activities: BCM, Lander TriBeta

 

Jake Powell

 

 

 

 


Jake Powell
Major: Political Science, Public Administration
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Activities: SGA, Political Science Association, International City/County Management Association, BCM, Student Worker

 

Nathan Seigler

 

 

 

 


Nathan Seigler 
Major: 
Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Lexington, SC
Activities: Greek Life, Honors College

 

Joye Smith

 

 

 

 


Joye Smith
Major: 
Elementary Education
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Activities: SC Teaching Fellow, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Student Worker​

 

 

Alyssa Still

 


 

 

 

Alyssa Still
Major:
Undecided
Hometown: Barnwell, SC

 

TaMya Sullivan

 

 

 

 


Mya Sullivan
Major: Spanish/Mass Communications and Media Studies
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Activities: Spill the TEA, Spanish Tutor, LU Forum
 

Lindsay Taylor

 

 

 

 


Lindsay Taylor
Major: 
Nursing
Hometown: Anderson, SC
Activities: BCM​


 

Tierra Thompson

 

 

 

 


Tierra Thompson
Major: Nursing
Hometown: York, SC
Activities: Honors College Leadership Council, LUSNA, BSU, Spill the TEA, BCM, Student Worker​

 

Brooke Tipton

 

 

 

 


Brooke Tipton
Major: Sociology
Hometown: North Augusta, SC
Activities: BCM Leadership Team, LOGICS Co-President, Honors College, Student Worker​

 

Damiya Todd

 


 

 

 

Damiya Todd
Major:
Elementary Education
Hometown: Anderson, SC
Activities: Office of Admission Worker, Kappa Delta Pi, Intramural Sports

 

Tinotenda Viga

 


 

 

 

Tinotenda Viga
Major:
 Nursing
Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe
Activities: LUSNA, ITS help desk student worker 

 

Lois White

 

 

 

 


Lois White
Major: 
Mass Communication and Media Studies
Hometown: Graniteville, SC
Activities: Sassy Cats Dance Team, Lander Miracle

 

Treneisha Whiteside

 

 

 

 


Treneisha Whiteside
Major: 
Nursing
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Activities: LUSNA, ROTC


 

Georgia Workman

 

 

 

 


Georgia Workman
Major: 
Mathematics, Secondary Certification
Hometown: Clover, SC
Activities: YoungLife, Teaching Fellows, ASC

 

Bailee Younce

 

 

 

 


Bailee Younce
Major: 
Elementary Education
Hometown: Indian Land, SC
Activities: SC Teaching Fellow, Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society, Acrobatics and Tumbling