The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s 31 Ambassadors, an energetic student-alumni service organization, won several awards at the 2006 Association of Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) District IV Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., March 10-12.
31 Ambassador Officers and advisors display their awards. L-R: Molly Pealer, 31 Co-Advisor; LaTroy Cato VP of Public Relations; Tommy Walpole, 31 Advisor; Morgan Jones, 31 President; Meredith Creech, 31 Secretary.
Tommy Walpole, advisor of the ULM 31 Ambassadors, received the 2006 District IV Outstanding Advisor Award; Morgan Jones, president of the ULM 31 Ambassadors, received the 2006 District IV Outstanding Student Leader Award; and the ULM 31 Ambassadors received the 2006 District IV Outstanding Organization Award.
Walpole is proud of the 31 Ambassadors. “This group of talented ULM students earned this honor due to their outstanding work on behalf of the ULM Alumni Association and ULM,” said Walpole. “They make us all proud. I had no idea the group had nominated me. It was a very nice thing for them to have done, and I was honored to receive it representing ULM and the 31 Ambassadors. They are an exceptional group of students.”
The ASAP awards program recognizes first-rate student and advisor leadership and achievement, and outstanding student programming by ASAP member organizations.
The intent of the annual ASAP conference is to provide an atmosphere for making new friends, gathering new ideas by networking and learning new things from a variety of educational sessions, Walpole said.
“We are very grateful to the ULM Alumni Association, the Student Government Association and to the Campus Activities Board for their generous financial assistance,” said Walpole. “Without their support, we would not have been able to attend this year’s conference.”
The 31 Ambassadors is sponsored by the ULM Alumni Association and is largely self-sustaining with additional funding coming from the generous contributions of benefactors and the ULM Alumni Association. They serve as the official host for alumni-related activities while sponsoring events aimed at increasing student awareness of ULM and the Alumni Association. They also continue to foster the spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy among students and future alumni.
For more information about the ULM 31 Ambassadors, visit their web page at: www.ulm.edu/alumni/31.html
For more information about ASAP, visit www.case.org