what University of Florida JCAmbassdors
one student's struggle...
Founding JCAmbassadors President Katie Reid initiated the effort
to create a professional organization to represent the University
of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications when she had
difficulty getting into JOU 3101: Reporting.
After trying unsuccessfully for two semesters using UF's Integrated
Student Information System (ISIS), Reid, now a journalism senior
with a specialization in magazine, was told to show up at a lab
to see if they could fit her in for the Summer C 2003 session.
When five students showed up for one spot in the lab, the instructor
chose to draw from a hat to determine who could stay. Thinking this
was a ridiculous selection process, Reid chose to do something about
"That was just one of many problems in the college,"
Reid said. "It represented the lack of quality in the atmosphere
of the College Journalism and Communications, which doesn't align
with the integrity of the college's academic program."
an organization is born...
In spring 2003 after Reid made a proposal to the college's administrative
council, Journalism and Communications Ambassadors became a bonafide
UF student organization.
"Our ultimate goal is to form an official representative group
for the college," Reid said.