ambassadors reading during initiation
Director of Programming Ann Phelps leading new ambassadors in a reading during their initiation.

On October 21, 2022, the Program for Leadership and Character held an initiation ceremony for 15 Leadership and Character Ambassadors. The ceremony recognized students who have engaged with our Program and have been impacted by it. But it was also a charge for those students to help spread the Program’s ideals and message across the Wake Forest University community and beyond.

Initially, ambassadors will be asked to participate in publicizing events and opportunities sponsored by the Program for Leadership and Character, as well as to help shape future programming through their input. They’ll also carry forth the message of leadership and character by embodying its virtues. “We hope that you grow into the fullness of your humanness,” said Dr. Brad Burroughs, the Program’s Director of Leadership and Character in Academic, Civic, and Religious Life.

The 15 new ambassadors are:

  • Sam Bartholomew
  • Hadley Bassett
  • Leanna Bernish
  • Tarak Duggal
  • Reese Fortier
  • Alice Hauser
  • Charlie Huebner
  • Maggie Quick
  • Emma Sabin
  • Parker Sparks
  • Jackie Sparnicht
  • Kelly Templeton
  • Ella Virkler
  • Una Wilson
  • Yaran Zhang

Those students also received a pin with the Program’s logo on it to signify their roles as ambassadors.

For more information on the ambassadors program, contact Brad Burroughs.

brad burroughs talking to new ambassadors
Dr. Brad Burroughs, speaking to the new 2022 Leadership and Character Ambassadors.