Earlier this quarter in the beginning of September, SCAD Student Ambassadors embarked on a retreat to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia at Camp Blue Ridge. Ambassadors from both Savannah and Atlanta attended the retreat. This was a great way to integrate our ambassador programs allowing ambassadors from each location to come together, meet new people, and make new friends. The retreat was held over the weekend from Friday-Sunday, the perfect amount of time for everyone to have a fun yet relaxing weekend in the mountains. The weekend focused on team building, compatibility, communication, and training.
Ambassadors were able to overcome many challenges through different group activities such as building a fire from scratch, jumping off the blob, climbing through ropes courses, and many others. These group activities paralleled real life situations teaching ambassadors how to work with others to overcome road blocks and barriers in everyday life and how to become unified as a team. To wrap up the weekend, we ended with an activity called Post Secret. Ambassadors were asked to anonymously compose a secret from the retreat, by writing a sentence and/or drawing a picture on a card. All secrets were collected and put on display Sunday morning for everyone to read. It was so inspiring to read everyone’s accomplishments and experiences they had on the retreat.
Overall, the retreat was a great start to our year bringing ambassadors closer together by allowing everyone to open up and feel comfortable with one another. We look forward to a successful year and can’t wait for our next retreat. Check out some of our pictures to really grasp how much fun we had.
Farewell Camp Blue Ridge.
This past week, the Student Ambassador program was delighted to invite 17 new members to its group! We are all so excited for the SCAD NewBees to start their journey as Student Ambassadors! Congrats everyone!
Renuka Adhav, Freshman, Painting
Christine Aji, Freshman, Graphic Design
Kayla Brewton, Freshman, Illustration & Graphic Design
Paige Cheshier, Freshman, Photography
Matthew Cornwall, Freshman, Graphic Design
Victoria-Grace Hardy, Freshman, Fashion & Fashion Marketing and Management
Michael Huh, Freshman, Interior design & Industrial Design
Heather Jenkinson, Junior, Illustration & Sequential Arts
Sarai Mayes, Freshman, Animation
Patresea Peppers, Freshman, Fashion
Nathan Pinney, Freshman, Illustration
Charles Quinney, Graduate, Animation
Shir Wen Sun, Sophomore, Illustration
Joanna Tine, Sophomore, Writing & Photography
Ginger Tontaveetong, Graduate, Animation
Marissa Villarreel, Freshman, Fashion
Bradleigh Watlington, Freshman, Performing Arts & Interior Design
And a special thanks to all of our Volunteer Mentors for the 2012-2013 Year!
Brittani Bumb, Senior, Fashion
Katie Franken, Sophomore, Advertising
Nancy Olivo, Junior, Sequential Art
Francesca Roque, Senior, Interior Design
Mohamed Sid’ahmed, Sophomore, Visual Effects
Andrea van Hintum, Sophomore, Fashion
LEAD Conference took place during winter quarter for the 2012-2013 Student Leadership Recruitment Campaign. SCAD Atlanta’s LEAD Conference was held at the Digital Media Center. Student Ambassadors played a vital role in providing training and presenting icebreakers during the event.