UM Student Alumni Ambassadors

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What are the UM Student Alumni Ambassadors?

The UM Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) is a prestigious and diverse group of dynamic and motivated volunteer student leaders, and the student face of the University of Miami Alumni Association (UMAA).  Members serve as liaisons between UM students and alumni by promoting the tradition of annual giving and involvement amongst the student body, through the development and execution of an annual fundraising campaign and by hosting various educational and philanthropic events to raise awareness of UMAA benefits and services.

Members also have the opportunity to volunteer and network with alumni at various UMAA programs.

What do the Student Alumni Ambassadors do?

Meetings are bi-weekly during the academic year, and include training in a variety of fundraising and communication techniques, planning discussions for programs and events, and fun!

SAA members host and participate in a variety of programs and networking opportunities throughout the year to connect students with alumni around the country and educate them on the impact of student and alumni philanthropy. Events include the Annual Legacy Student Welcome, Alumni Weekend and Homecoming, Philanthropy Awareness Day, Charter Day, Dinner with 12 Strangers, the Official Ring Tradition, Commencement Ball, and various alumni and/or donor events hosted by the University and the Alumni Association.

Members also plan and participate in a fundraising campaign that involves soliciting donations from current students to raise funds that create scholarships for fellow ’Canes through a variety of educational and philanthropic programs, including on-campus tabling.

Being a student at UM is just the beginning! You are a ’Cane for Life! If you are a creative student with a love for your alma mater and an interest in educating the University of Miami Community about the importance of staying connected to your UMAA through involvement and annual giving, then consider applying to be a Student Alumni Ambassador!

Mission and Purpose

The mission of the SAA is to support the University of Miami Alumni Association in establishing and enhancing a mutually beneficial and enduring relationship between the University of Miami, its alumni, current and future students.

The purpose of the SAA is to serve as an active liaison between the student body and the Alumni, sponsoring a wide variety of educational and philanthropic programs and benefits that foster a spirit of loyalty, involvement, annual giving, and a life-long commitment to the University of Miami.

Become a UM Student Alumni Ambassador today!

2017-2018 UM Ambassadors

Executive Board:

  • President: Kyle Kingma
  • Vice President, Alumni Relations & Engagement: Micaela Stoner
  • Vice President, Philanthropy: Raisa Ahmed
  • Secretary: A'Doriann Bradley
  • Treasurer: Blake Kapnick
  • Public Relations & Marketing: Emmi Velez