of Florida Honors Ambassadors
University of Florida Honors Ambassadors is in many respects the
precedent for JCAmbassadors. It was the first successful college-specific
ambassador program at UF.
UF Honors Ambassadors are enthusiastic and involved honors students
dedicated to leadership, service, and fun. This group of current
and former honors students serves as official ambassadors to the
UF Honors Program in a variety of events which develop a sense of
community and interaction among honors students.
"When I started Honors Ambassadors the idea was to create a
forum for interaction amongst honors students, to design programs
that would enhance the Honors Program, and generally to create a
fun student organization that people would be proud to belong to,"
said Bevan Watson, Honors Ambassadors founding president.
Florida Cicerones serve the same functions as Journalism
and Communications Ambassadors, but on a larger scale. The Florida
Cicerones serve as the Official Student Ambassadors to the University
What began as an all-female group, is now a co-ed
organization comprised of more than 120 members. In 1987 Cicerones
joined the Alumni Association to become the Florida Cicerones/Student
Any student at the University of Florida who has maintained
at least a 2.5 GPA is elgible for membership in Florida Cicerones/SAA.
Members range from freshman to graduate students and as a whole
represent a wide range cultural, volunteer, athletic, social, political,
and academic organizations.
University of Florida Service Ambassadors
Service Ambassadors serve as the UF Office of Community Service
ambassadors for community service and civic engagement. They emphasize
the importance of the service triangle, which is comprised of learning,
direct service, and reflection. They are trained consultants who
teach individuals and organizations to prepare and facilitate a
more meaningful service experience.
Through the use of workshops, leadership development events and
private information and advisory sessions, Service Ambassadors strive
to provide guidance to UF students and community partners.