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The first SCAD Day of our 2012/2013 school year took place on Saturday,
The SCAD-Atlanta Student Ambassadors welcomed prospective
students and their families, as well as accompanied them all over campus to
wherever they needed to go. Ambassadors were stationed in key areas
including the DMC (Digital Media Center), ACA Sculpture Facility, and our
residence halls (ACA Residence Hall and Spring House), as well as all over
the main building, 1600 Peachtree ST, NW. There were shuttle tours
continuously throughout the day, with shuttles looping around all of our
buildings, including Ivy Hall!
A new concept was introduced this SCAD Day: instead of various workshops and
activities happening around campus, a “concierge” system was implemented.
With this system, prospective students would first check-in, and then they
were given their own customized list of places they could visit throughout
the day, based on their personal preferences and interests. Ambassadors
found this to be successful, and a different way for prospective students to
experience the campus, based on exactly what they were most interested in
seeing and doing.
This time we had an 88% participation rate and 100% NewBee Shadowing.
According to the post SCAD Day surveys from our ambassadors, they were all
satisfied with their assignments, the day’s schedule, as well as our brand
new teal ambassador shirts and backpacks!
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.
As a SCAD student ambassador, I think students should take a break to gain new experiences. However, eLearning summer quarter classes are a great option as well.
In Summer 2011, going into my senior year, I had an opportunity to share the craft of art to high school and middle school students. I love talking about art! Moreover, sharing the craft with young adolescence with growing ambitions is just as inspiring to me as I am to them. As a student ambassador, I share my passion with prospective students and the newly enrolled students during SCAD Days and Transfer Student Panels. This time was different. I am around these students for, at least, 10 hours a day!
Most of the high school students participating in SCAD Summer Seminars were already familiar with the computer software. They knew Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and even portfolio websites such as Blogspot. Most participants had extraordinary talent and tenacity for their age. Many of the students were eager to engage in very transparent conversations with the camp counselors. It was as if we were mentors and role models who have an impression on the rest of their lives for that one week. I had a conversation with one young lady on the steps of Spring House, which is a SCAD Atlanta residence hall. She really was hesitant about presenting her work for the Closing Exhibition. I explained to her the importance of presenting artwork for exhibition and the importance of making sure work was presented professionally and appropriately. We had the most sincere conversation on those steps. She said, “I didn’t mean to be rude. I’m going to work on it.” I was elated and at a loss for words. As she ran to go finish the project, I thought to myself of important my position as a Summer Programs Assistant was. Forty-minutes later, she completed her work not to please me, but for her own integrity.
What impressed me about the elementary and middle school campers in the Art Smarts were their personal inspirations. I was a Summer Programs Assistant in the comic book class. As an icebreaker, each child was asked who their favorite characters from any story were. I was expecting Pokemon, Spongebob, Squidward, Jack Sparrow, or Harry Potter. Instead, the kids said Calvin and Hobbes, Sam Gamgee (Frodo’s best friend in Lord of the Rings), and Sherlock Holmes! It reaffirmed my hope that children are entertained by books not only for its fantastical elements, but also for its wit, humor, and nobility.
Did you know SCAD offers Summer Programs for all ages! For more information about SCAD Summer Programs, please visit www.scad.edu/summer.
Congratulations to our NEWBEES!! We would like to welcome you to the SCAD Atlanta Student Ambassador program sponsored by the Admission department. We are so excited to have such wonderful new additions to our team. Our NEWBEES help enhance our program, providing great skills, positive energy, and a wide range of diversity. Let the end of 2011 bring a great beginning to our Ambassador team in the New Year! The Student Ambassadors look forward to working with you all. Welcome aboard!
- Carlos Maldonado Romero
- Chantelle Fandino
- Ian Benboe
- Lydia Renee Rodgers
- Madalina Anton
- Megan Gurene
- Mohamed Sid’ahmed
- Quan Stallings
- Sophie Kramer
- Vicki Lau
- Victoria Sullivan
Photos taken by SCAD Student Ambassadors