Specialty Sections to Launch Student Ambassador Pilot

 Published: June 15, 2023

By: Mara Gillispie

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June 15, 2023

Beginning this summer, the AARC Specialty Sections will add a Student Ambassador to their respective ranks as part of a pilot program geared toward student engagement.

The primary goals of the Student Ambassador pilot program are to increase the awareness of Specialty Sections to students and to encourage more student participation in Specialty Section events, meetings, and online discussions within each section.

The key roles of the Student Ambassadors will be to:

  • Regularly attend section meetings.
  • Promote section activities to fellow students via social media and other communications channels.
  • Engage with student inquirers and answer any questions they may have about joining the section.
  • Reassure and guide them in their journey.
  • Foster a sense of belonging among prospective student section members.

After a period of one year, the success of the Student Ambassador pilot program will be evaluated and adjustments made as needed.

“I’m excited that through the Student Ambassador pilot program, we’ll be able to reach and engage with more of our student members. These students are the future of the AARC and our profession, and this pilot will allow for mentorship and guidance as they begin their professional journey,” said Adult Acute Chair Maria Madden, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS.

Email newsroom@aarc.org with questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.

Mara Gillispie

Mara Gillispie is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and videos. Connect with her about potential stories by email, website, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her hanging out with her dog Kya, playing softball or volleyball, watching friends, and attending Dallas sports events.

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