Student Ambassadors

The Office of Experiential Learning funds five, competitive, Student Ambassador Scholarships of up to $1,000 annually to students willing to promote the benefits of experiential learning.

The requirements are:

  1. Must be a Southeastern student in good academic standing.
  2. Must have completed at least 30 credit hours.
  3. Must have completed at least one experiential-learning opportunity such as service-learning, study abroad, research, civic engagement, or an internship in high school or college.
  4. Must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.
  5. Must have a strong work ethic.
  6. Must be able to produce quality work.
  7. Must be enrolled full time at Southeastern.
  8. Must be willing to attend informational and planning meetings during the academic year.
  9. Must be able and willing to assist the Office of Experiential Learning and the EL Team in promoting experiential learning to student organizations, and to serve as an ad hoc committee member on Southeastern’s Real-World Ready Advisory Council.


William Janin IVMy name is William Janin IV, and I am an Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental major at Southeastern. I am also the chapter president for the Southeastern student section of the American Society of Safety Professionals, which has allowed me to network with knowledgeable professionals in the safety industry and gain insight into what the industry feels makes a student Real-World Ready. I have always had a passion for applying scientific knowledge in a way that benefits both humanity and the world, and the OSHE program at Southeastern has given me the knowledge and experience to do just that. During my time at Southeastern, I have been able to take two Real-World Ready courses which have allowed me to practice the practical applications of the knowledge and skills learned in the degree program. In addition to these Real-World Ready courses, I have also been fortunate enough to complete an internship with the Southeastern Department of Environmental Health and Safety. This was the most important test of my skills, as any mistakes made during the course of my work would have very really consequences. I am extremely excited to be given the chance to serve as a Real-World Ready Ambassador, and I look forward to being able to help students and the Office of Experiential Learning. 

Ali LeBlancMy name is Ali LeBlanc, and I am a senior Political Science major. My internship experience began with Representative Steve Scalise in Washington, D.C. where I got hands on experience in the legislative process.  I not only learned more about my field of study, but also the importance of networking. I am currently interning for Anderson Boutwell Traylor Law Firm in Hammond, Louisiana, which has validated my decision to attend law school after graduation. These experiential-learning opportunities have prepared me for life after graduation and have given me the tools necessary to be successful in a professional setting.

Jessica LitolffMy name is Jessica Litolff. I am a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Southeastern’s many organizations have helped me meet friends and have provided many opportunities. I am a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and this summer I had the opportunity to intern at AOII’s international headquarters in Brentwood, TN. In addition to getting Real-World experience in my internship, I also had the opportunity to live out of state. Having this experience after my first year of college has opened many doors and helped me gain knowledge that will help secure future job opportunities. 


Nicole NavarreI'm Nicole Navarre, a junior studying Special Education at Southeastern. I have always had a passion for working with individuals who have exceptionalities. I volunteer as a coach for the Plaquemines Parish School Board Special Olympics team, and attend the Louisiana Special Olympics annual games with our athletes every year. I am quite involved with the Southeastern Student Council for Exceptional Children organization. This year will be my second year as Southeastern SCEC President and as a Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children board member. I have also been a Lions Connected mentor for over a year. I have completed several service-learning and field-experience opportunities. This includes planning and organizing Camp Sensation 2018, planing and organizing the annual OPTIONS and Group Homes Fall Dinner and Dance, and other class projects associated with my Real-World Ready courses.