Honors Ambassadors

What is an Honors Ambassador?

An Honors ambassador is a part of a student-run group of current honors students that represent the Honors Program at a variety of internal and external campus events. Becoming an Honors Ambassador allows you to have a voice in the way the Honors program is organized. You also have opportunities to network with Honors faculty, to sharpen public presentation skills, and to serve the university. 


Becoming an Honors Ambassador

Invitations to participate in the Honors Ambassador program are issued upon recommendation of the Honors Club Officers, the Honors Director, and/or the previous class of Honors Ambassadors.  Once selected as an ambassador, students have the option to continue on in the role in future years, but initial appointments require only a commitment to serve for a regular academic term (i.e, fall and spring).

To be an Honors Ambassador a student must:

  1. be a current member of the Honors program in good standing

  2. agree to attend and help with at least three Honors events per semester

  3. serve as a mentor to potential and new students in Honors, and

  4. meet once per year as a part of the Honors Council which will make recommendations to the Honors Director and faculty for continued improvement of the Honors Program.


Current Honors Ambassadors 



Amy Schneida

Hometown- Pearl River, LA 

Major- Biology and minor in Chemistry/ Psychology

Ask me about: Biology, Chemistry, or Psychology courses, Theatre (on stage and off), Biology Undergraduate Society, Alpha Psi Omega, Delta Omega Alpha, Honors Student Association, and any general Honors Program questions



Daniela Morales

Hometown- Gonzales, LA 

Major- Accounting

Ask me about: Anything related to Accounting and the College of Business, Honors Student Association, Honors courses, CAB, and Educators Rising. I am happy to help!



Israel Thacker

Hometown- Covington, LA 

Major- Accounting 

Ask me about:  The Department of Accounting and Finance, Southeastern Accounting Society, Honors courses, the Honors Program, Beta Alpha Psi, College of Business, and H-optioning upper division Business courses.



Andrew Loyacano

Hometown- Hammond, LA

Major- Art

Ask me about: Honors Biology and English courses, and Art History




East Guilbeau

Hometown- New Orleans , LA

Major- Kinesiology: Exercise Science 

Ask me about: Physical therapy, Kinesiology, SGA, Honors Student Association, pursuing Honors Distinction, study tips, campus resources, climate change, and anything else! If I don't know the answer, we'll figure it out together!


Haylie Wagoner

Hometown- Prairieville, LA

Major- Psychology and FCS minor

Ask me about: General Honors Program/ course information, Honors Student Association, Psychology, Family Consumer Science, living on campus, and anything about SLU. If I don't know the answer, I can help you find it.  


Joshua Freeman

Hometown- Terrytown, LA

Major- Sports Management, Finance and Athletic Coaching minors

Ask me about: The Department of Kinesiology, sports, the Honors Program, Gamma Beta Phi, Living Learning Communities, and any issues that you are dealing with. 



Samantha Ellis

Hometown- Brusly, LA 

Major- Psychology

Ask me about: General information about the Honors Program, Psychology courses, Honors Student Association, ExCEL Scholars Program, Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society, R.I.P.S., and how to sign up for free University Counseling services



Zachary Poche

Hometown- Gonzales, LA

Major- Social Studies Education

Ask me about: Anything! I'm always happy to share knowledge with others as well as learn something new from them.