Ambassadors of Achievement
August 21, 2013  |   by Julia Stowe2013 Foundation AmbassadorsFrom left: Zack Dearing, Shane Ivie (volunteer ambassador), Maria Velasco, Shadlan Gale, Audrey Butler, David Millet, Kelsie Lawrence, Randal Ellsworth

Foundation ambassadors are chosen from among student leaders at Utah Valley University to represent the University at prominent events, where they serve as the face of UVU and its students. Ambassadors also welcome visitors to campus in the Alumni Center and conduct campus tours for important visitors and returning alumni. They help tell the story of the University and raise awareness of UVU’s academic excellence.

The Foundation Board awards a scholarship to each ambassador, and each scholarship is named for a past chair of the Foundation Board, honoring that chair for his or her service to the University. Since a new chairperson takes over every three years, the ambassador program will expand by one position every three years.

The Foundation Ambassador program was established in 2012. Each summer, the new group of Foundation Ambassadors gathers for a retreat where they receive training for their roles during the upcoming school year. Their participation in the program helps prepare them to serve in their professions and as leaders in their communities.


2014-15 Foundation Ambassadors
Feast on the Fairway
Jun 22 2015
The UVU Culinary Arts Institute Feast on the Fairway is a fun and fulfilling golf tournament that invites the community to come together for a day of play and culinary delights in order to support culinary arts students.
28th Annual Auto Expo
Jun 8 2015
The 28th Utah Valley University Auto Expo displayed nearly 700 classic cars and included a barbecue with live entertainment.
UVU Honors Community Partners
May 28 2015
John Valentine, Reed Halladay, and Fillmore Spencer LLC were honored with Utah Valley University Community Partner Awards at the UVU Business and Economic Forum May 14, 2015. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to UVU’s mission.
Business & Economic Forum Provides Professional Development
May 26 2015
The fourth annual Utah Valley University Business & Economic Forum featured a variety of sessions to develop and enrich businesses and professionals in Utah Valley.
Outstanding Employee Receives Award of Excellence
May 11 2015
Each year, the Utah Valley University Awards of Excellence program recognizes exceptional employees. This year, Nilsen Septon, Associate Director of Development Services, received Development & Alumni's Divisional Award of Excellence.
Elder Quest: Helping Dreams Come True
Apr 27 2015
"Dreams really do come true," was the theme of this year's Elder Quest Spring Seminar where money was raised to fund an endowed scholarship. Students benefitting from the scholarship shared how they were able to achieve their dreams.
Going Beyond Borders Funds Scholarship
April 13 2015
Going Beyond Borders holds a dinner and benefit auction once every year to raise money for worthy causes. Last year, the cause was funding a single parent scholarship at UVU.
Stories Shared at Appreciation Banquet
Mar 30 2015
The Appreciation Banquet is held once every year to thank donors for their generous contributions to UVU. This year's banquet, held on Thursday, March 19, shared remarkable stories from students and donors alike.