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What We Do
The mission of the Department of Animal Sciences Ambassador Program is "to promote and serve the Department of Animal Sciences (ANSC)." The Animal Sciences Ambassadors are a selected group of students that represent the department by communicating with potential Animal Sciences' students, alumni, employers, and the public to promote goodwill for the department and Purdue University.
All Ambassadors partake in many diverse departmental activities and serve on one of the following, evolving committees:
The newly formed External Engagement Committee is currently tasked with communicating and engaging with outside audiences. Some of the main responsibilities include updating social media with current department events and overseeing tours to prospective students, which are currently virtual. They are also in charge of the ANSC Department's role in Homecoming activities.
This committee works to develop and execute experiences that will engage internal audiences, such as current students, faculty and staff. Their goal is to bring together these groups and foster community within the department. Some of the new events that have been implemented include and ANSC Dodgeball Tournament and a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Webinar series hosted in conjunction with the Graduate Student's Association.
Virtual Preview Days
In the past, the ANSC Ambassadors have hosted annual Preview Days that allowed admitted high school students to personally view the department and its opportunities. This new committee is charged with the construction and implementation of a new, virtual program that allows potential students a safe manner to gain all of the information to make a well-informed decision on where to attend college.
Development is a committee that attempts to measure the success and impact of the programs the ANSC Ambassadors implement. The objective is to constantly improve. They work with all of the other committees in the formation of valuable experiences that achieve the organization's goals. This committee is also tasked with fundraising for the ANSC Ambassadors with the intent of being financially solvent.
In previous years, thousands of people visit the Purdue campus to take part in the annual Purdue Springfest event. The ANSC Ambassadors were responsible for the department's program and produced Boiler Barnyard, arguably the most popular attraction at the entire Springfest. The Boiler Barnyard brought dairy cows, beef cattle, lambs and piglets to campus for two days as part of educational programs focused on food animal production. This event has been put on hold given the current social conditions.
This committee was responsible for hosting in-person Preview Days. Throughout the spring, high school students and their families are invited for a day on campus to learn about the different opportunities ANSC has to offer. The Ambassadors would engage with the students, show them around Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences, and answer whatever questions they had. Until in-person events can resume, the Virtual Preview Days Committee has assumed these responsibilities.