Ethan Frey Class of 2023 Graduate and Recipient of the CDAE Student Ambassador Award

Ethan Frey Class of 2023 Graduate was the recipient of the CDAE Student Ambassador Award. This award is presented to an outstanding student who has demonstrated the department's values rooted in community engagement, effective communication, teamwork, sustainability, empathy, and responsibility within and beyond the UVM community.

CDAE is looking for Student Ambassadors for the launch of its latest initiative to build community.

Beginning Fall Semester 2023, the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics is pleased to announce the launch of the CDAE Student Ambassador Program.

The CDAE Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and playing a special role in CDAE. With the tools and support from the CDAE Advising Team, CDAE Student Ambassadors will engage in creative ways to promote the CDAE department on their college campus and community events. Please read the frequently asked questions below.

Who is eligible to apply?

CDAE students of all ranks and majors are welcome.

What will be CDAE Student Ambassador Responsibilities?

CDAE Student Ambassadors work closely with CDAE Advising Team. Together they represent our department in a variety of in-person events, such as Admitted Student Day, Welcome to CALS events, and CDAE Town Meeting Day –these are important events where people are eager to meet current CDAE students. Depending on the event, Ambassadors will engage in public speaking, tabling, and interpersonal communication.

What Skills are Needed to be an Ambassador?

A positive attitude and excitement for CDAE is the most important part of this position. Ambassadors will use interpersonal and public speaking communication skills. CDAE Student Ambassadors will be mentored, giving them the information and tools needed to be our shinning stars!

What is the Time Commitment?

Most of these events happen at the beginning of the fall semester and in the middle of the spring semester. We will have informal meetings before these events for planning. The Student Ambassadors will share the responsibility of covering events based on their scheduling needs.

What are the Outcomes of being a CDAE student Ambassador?

CDAE Student Ambassadors will gain professional public communication skills. This is an excellent "hit" on their resume (we are happy to help you write up this job description – just ask!).

Application Process

CDAE Student Ambassador Application Form

Please complete the entire application carefully and thoroughly in order to be considered for a Student Ambassador position. Recognizing that students transfer to CDAE throughout the year, we review applications on a rolling basis.


CDAE Student Ambassador Application Form

CDAE Student Ambassador Listserv

Do you want to become a CDAE Ambassador or find out about upcoming events? Please email Jacqueline Drouin to get on the listserv.

Upcoming CDAE Student Ambassador Events

Please check back to learn about upcoming trainings and other special events for CDAE Student Ambassadors.