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.

Akilah Abdullah

 

 


 

 

Akilah Abdullah​
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Activities: BSU, Honors College, LUSNA, Nursing Sophomore ll Class Representative

 

Taylor Baxley

 

 

 

 


Taylor Baxley
Major: Music Education
Hometown: Andrews, SC
Activities: SC Teaching Fellow, NAfME President, Kappa Delta Pi, Lander Players, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Student Alumni Association, Choral Librarian, University Singers & Old Main Choirs

 

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 

 

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

 

Maria Martinez Contreras


 

 

 

 

Maria Martinez Contreras
Major: Spanish & Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Lexington, SC
Activities: Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Lander Panhellenic Council, Somos LU


 

 

Madison Copeland


 

 

 

 

Madison Copeland
Major:
Business Administration, Marketing & Management​
Hometown: Bishopville, SC
Activities: Student Worker, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority

 

Carly Davis


 

 

 

 

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

 

Elijah Dennis

 

 


 

 

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

 

Sarah Drake


 

 

 

 

Sarah Drake
Major: Secondary Education, History
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Activities: Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, Student Worker, Lifeguard at Lander Pool

 

Halie Finotti


 

 

 

 

Halie Finotti
Major: 
Nursing
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Activities: LUSNA, Honors College, BCM

 

 

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


 

Marcus Green


 

 

 

 

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



 

Kimberly Hall


 

 

 

 

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

 

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
Hometown: Effort, PA
Activities: Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity

 

Bree Kelly

 

 


 

 

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


 

Emily Kolb

 

 


 

 

Emily Kolby
Major: 
Business Administration, Healthcare Management
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Activities: Phi Mu Sorority

 

Aislinn Labra-Arteaga


 

 

 

 

Aislinn Labra-Arteaga
Major: Chemistry
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


 

Peyton Mennetti


 

 

 

 

Peyton Mennetti
Major: 
Business, Marketing & Management
Hometown: Boiling Springs, SC
Activities: Honors College, Greek Life, Orientation Leader, Beta Gamma Sigma, Blue Key, Work Study

 

Mia Miller

 

 


 

 

Mia Miller
Major: 
Nursing
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Activities: Head RA of New Residence Hall, SGA Representative, LUSNA

 

Ryan Murdock


 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Arie Catherine O'Dell

 

 

 

 


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

 

Moriah Payne

 

 

 

 


Moriah Payne
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Elgin, SC
Activities: Zeta Phi Beta

 

 

Abby Pilgrim

 

 

 

 


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


 

Joey Plyler

 

 

 

 


Joey Plyler
Major: Mass Communications and Media Studies
Hometown: Ruby, SC
Activities: Resident Assistant, VP of the Lander Players, Choir President, University Singers, Old Main Singers, Camerata, Blue Key, Alpha Chi, Student Alumni Association

 

Elizabeth Robertson

 

 

 

 


Elizabeth Robertson 
Major: 
Nursing
Hometown: Saluda, SC
Activities: Vice President of LUSNA

 

 

Anna Ross

 

 

 

 


Anna Ross
Major: 
Nursing
Hometown: Blythewood, SC
Activities: Phi Mu Sorority, LUSNA

 

 

Reiney Sanders

 

 

 

 


Reiney Sanders
Major: 
Sociology
Hometown: Greenville, SC
 

 

Joye Smith

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

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​


 

Lois White

 

 

 

 


Lois White
Major: 
Mass Communications 
Hometown: Graniteville, SC
Activities: Sassy Cats Dance Team, Lander Miracle

 

 

Treneisha Whiteside

 

 

 

 


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


 

Alyssa Whittle

 

 

 

 


Alyssa Whittle
Major: 
Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Lexington, SC
Activities: Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, SC Teaching Fellow, Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honor Society


 

Nicole Yaworski

 

 

 

 


Nicole Yaworski
Major: 
Physical Education
Hometown: Lexington, SC
 

 

Bailee Younce

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

Presidential Ambassadors currently studying abroad:


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


Kara Dorrity
Major: 
Political Science
Hometown: Summerville, SC
Activities: Executive Council for the Political Science Association, Student Worker​


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


Caroline Holubek
Major: Business Administration/Spanish
Hometown: Greenwood, SC
Activities: Honors College, Phi Mu Sorority​

 

Sarah Owen
Major: 
Business, Marketing and Management
Hometown: Lake Wales, FL
Activities: Lander Women’s Soccer, BCM

 

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