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Student Ambassador Board

The Student Ambassador Board is an exclusive group of highly motivated and dedicated students that help host Alumni Association and Presidential events. It is the liaison between the administration, alumni, current student body, prospective students and the Memphis community. The Student Ambassador Board also sponsors Mudball each fall, which helps fund our scholarship, the J. Wayne Johnson Scholarship, which is awarded each spring to outstanding seniors. Members meet monthly host each of the University's Commencement ceremonies.

Apply to be an SAB!


Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Board. To apply for SAB, you must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior and have at least a 2.5 GPA. The deadline for applications is 4:30 pm on October 17. The application must be returned with two letters of recommendation. Late applications will NOT be considered. Interviews will be held within two weeks. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to personally contact each applicant. If we are interested in scheduling an interview, a representative from the board will contact you.

For more information contact or 901-678-3119.

Make a Gift to SAB

The Student Ambassador Board is currently reaching out to all SAB members both past and present. We are seeking donations from our SAB family that will afford our students the best possible experience and training. While the Student Ambassador Board receives funding from the University, there are additional needs, costs, and projects that SAB would like to include in their future programming. Gifts from our SAB family are vital to cover these costs. Your gift will help to train and develop professionally all of our student ambassadors.


Thank you for your continued support!

Presidential Leadership Recognition

Congratulations to our Student Ambassador Board for being awarded the President's Leadership Recognition award for Most Spirited Organization. This is the second year in a row our board has been honored!

J. Wayne Johnson Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 J. Wayne Johnson Scholarship recipients Mary Garcia and Russell Copeland, Jr.! Thank you to everyone for their continued support of our students and student ambassadors!

Full-time undergraduate students who are classified as juniors or seniors, OR graduating seniors who are attending graduate school at U of M with a 2.75 overall GPA are eligible. The number of deserving and qualified applicants will determine the amount. To be nominated, a student must receive an endorsement by one of the chartered campus organizations president or advisor.

Look for the 2015 application to be posted later this Spring.

Recent Events

 Tiger Troops
Troops of Fort Huachuca, AZ, were scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in the Fall, and SAB, together with the U of M Alumni Association, supplied them and their families with U of M items. All alumni, faculty, staff and students were encouraged to donate Tiger Gear, such as shirts, beads, flags, etc to the cause September 12-16.

Student Ambassador Board Retreat presented by Sky Zone
Saturday, August 23
SAB members joined together for a day of fun at their retreat. Thanks to awesome sponsor, Sky Zone!

2013 SAB Mudball
Thanks to everyone that participated in Mudball, an annual volleyball and tug of war tournament played in 6 inches of mud. A portion of the proceeds benefit the J. Wayne Johnson Memorial Scholarship. View Photos

2014-2015 Officers

President: Gabriel Okpah
Executive Vice President: Hallie Norman
VP of Communications: Paige Fehland
VP of Programming, Co-Chairs: Johnny Holmes and Jordan Garrison

2014-15 Ambassadors

Michael Barbour
Russell Copeland, Jr.
Mary Garcia
Jordan Garrison
Bria Gibson
Johnny Holmes

Jasmine McGhee
Jared Moses
Shelby Piggott
Aaron Robinson
Emilee Robinson
Courtney Stafford 
Corey Tomlin

Watch this video by President Gabriel Okpah, recorded at Vision Forum 2014, to learn more about the Student Ambassador Board and how you can get involved!


For more information about the Student Ambassador Board, contact Alumni Coordinator Jacki Rodriguez at or 901-678-3119.

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