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A Group of Outstanding APU Students

One of the greatest strengths of our university system is the passion and enthusiasm of our students and graduates. As a result, nearly half of our students become aware of the university through the referral of a friend or colleague.

These passionate, outstanding supporters of American Public University are our University Ambassadors. The University Ambassador Program was formed in 2008, and its members exemplify the qualities of leadership, scholarship, and commitment to the mission of our university system. These students and graduates have been recognized in professional and social circles and recommended by our APUS community.

Our ambassadors are among the first to hear university news, share input with university leadership, access networking and professional development opportunities, and receive special school spirit items. If you are interested in becoming a University Ambassador, please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information.

Cindy Aitken

Cindy Aitken
Senior Manager, Community Engagement
American Public University System
ambassadors@apus.edu

How to Join

Membership Criteria

Any APU student or graduate, staff, faculty, or partner is eligible to become a University Ambassador. Student applicants must have completed at least nine hours of credit (undergraduate) or six hours of credit (graduate) at the university, maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the time of application, kept good academic standing, completed at least one course within the last six months, and have no academic failure in any discipline. Alumni applicants must have graduated with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at the university.

New ambassadors are invited into the program quarterly. If you are interested in joining, please follow these two steps:

  1. Help us understand what the university has meant to you by completing the form below.
  2. Please collect one professional or community reference and one school reference (a professor, advisor, staff member, University Ambassador, etc.). Each reference must submit a brief paragraph that supports your reasons for becoming a University Ambassador. References can be submitted via email to ambassadors@apus.edu.
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Video Spotlight

An Ambassador exemplifies the qualities of leadership, scholarship, and commitment to the university’s mission. From sharing unique stories and perspectives with potential students, to interacting with the university community at networking events, Ambassadors are eager to spread the word about their experience at APU.

What Our Ambassadors Have to Say

James Zimmer

James Zimmer
AMU, B.A., Psychology, 2014

"Being an Ambassador allows me to give back to the university. It gives me a chance to interact with the university even after my graduation."

Aneesah Akbar-Uqdah

Aneesah Akbar-Uqdah
APU, B.A. Intelligence Studies, 2014

"Being an Ambassador welcomes constant moments of engaging in leadership, scholarship, and fellowship with generations of students equipped with ideas and global solutions. I am renewed with each engagement."

Mark Bridgeman

Mark Bridgeman
AMU, M.A., Intelligence Studies, 2014

"Personally, I like to pay it forward. I believe in helping people out and seeing other people succeed. I think that's what the Ambassador Program is all about."