Ambassadors supporting Student Emergency Fund with Impact Project

T-shirt sales benefit those in need; ambassadors named for 2022-23 academic year
​Jerry Poling | December 7, 2022

For the second year, the student Stout Ambassadors at UW-Stout are supporting a special cause with the Stout Impact Project.

Proceeds from sales of this year's exclusive long-sleeve T-shirt will support the Student Emergency Fund. The fund helps students who are facing unforeseen hardship. Last year, the ambassadors sold a stocking cap to support the same cause.

T-shirts can be purchased online for on-campus pickup or delivery. Shirts also can be purchased during tabling events in the Memorial Student Center. Tabling dates and times are listed on the Stout Impact Project website.

Willa Rodencal, left, and Megan Copeland, two of 13 UW-Stout Ambassadors for 2022-23, model the ambassadors’ Impact Project T-shirts.
Willa Rodencal, left, and Megan Copeland, two of 13 UW-Stout Ambassadors for 2022-23, model the ambassadors’ Impact Project T-shirts. Sales benefit the Student Emergency Fund. / UW-Stout

Thirteen students representing 10 academic programs have been named ambassadors for the 2022-23 academic year. The program, in its seventh year, gives students opportunities to represent the student body and engage with campus leadership, alumni and corporations through a variety of special events and opportunities.

“When you’re proud of your university, you want to share it. Being an ambassador allows me the opportunity to network and share my Stout pride with others,” said Cami Gettendorf.

This year’s ambassadors and their majors are:

Ben Larson, a senior supply chain management major from Menomonie, is a Stout Ambassador for the second year.
Ben Larson, a senior supply chain management major from Menomonie, is a Stout Ambassador for the second year. / UW-Stout
  • Megan Copeland, of St. Michael, Minn., junior, marketing and business education
  • Cami Gettendorf, of Weyauwega, junior, retail merchandising and management
  • Claire Henneman, of Bloomer, senior, hotel, restaurant and tourism management
  • Bailey Jacque, of Thorp, sophomore, real estate property management
  • Anna Johnson, of Eau Claire, junior, family and consumer sciences education
  • Kacey King, of Amery, senior, human development and family studies
  • Paul Kujawski, of Watertown, junior, mechanical engineering
  • Ben Larson, of Menomonie, senior, supply chain management
  • Griffin Reisman, of Boston, Mass., junior, packaging
  • Willa Rodencal, of Waukesha, senior, retail merchandising and management
  • Domonique Sturrup, of New Providence, Bahamas, senior, food science and technology
  • Ryan Thiede, of Lakeville, Minn., sophomore, game design and development-art
  • Sarah Webber, of Rice Lake, senior, packaging

Copeland, Larson, Rodencal and Webber are repeat ambassadors from last year, including Rodencal and Webber for their third years.

The ambassadors program is coordinated through the university’s Alumni Association.

To become ambassadors, students had to fill out an application and be interviewed. Criteria for eligibility includes having a grade-point average of at least 3.0; taking at least six class credits; and being available to share their UW-Stout experience with alumni and prospective students. Applicants also must answer three essay questions and provide a resume.

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