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Student AmbassadorsStudent Ambassadors at the Morgridge College of Education are outstanding student leaders who happily share their graduate school experiences, and offer personal connection to prospective students. Their duties at the college include:

Tele-counseling: Call prospective students to provide admissions information and build interest in Morgridge College of Education graduate programs.

Daily Visits:  Participate in daily visits with prospective students, facilitate campus tours, and offer informational question and answer sessions over lunch or coffee.

Information Sessions:  Attend “Meet Us @ Morgridge” events to lead campus tours and answer general admissions questions.

Alisha Stanton

Alisha Stanton My name is Alisha Stanton and I am a Colorado native!  I am enrolled    in  the Higher Education doctoral program.  In 5-10 years, I hope to be  teaching future leaders about international and cultural affairs to be    used in curriculum development.   I chose DU mainly because Colorado  is my home and I love being with my friends and family.  In addition, I  completed my MA here and I had a really great experience!

 My biggest piece of advice to prospective students comes in two parts.    First, try to incorporate a study abroad experience in your coursework  plan.  It was a tremendous experience during my master’s program and  I recommend it to all Higher Education graduate students.  Second, this advice was given to me during my MA program and repeated in my doctoral program and that is to trust the process.   Everyone’s experience will be different; do not panic, or let colleagues in your cohort or those further ahead in your program determine your progress and your feelings about your experience.

Aaron Stites

Aaron Stites My name is Aaron Stites and I am fortunate to be from this great state  of Colorado!  I am enrolled in the Teacher Education Program with a  Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction concentrating in  culturally and linguistically diverse learners.  In 5-10 years, I aim to  be a highly effective teacher able to transfer knowledge and  understanding of students need to not only be effective learners but  positive participants in our society.   Further, I hope to help close the  student achievement gap working within the context of a teacher.

I chose DU because the Teacher Education Program is highly  selective, and brings together people who are intelligent, diverse, and  passionate about teaching.  Further, the program is super intensive,  allowing a student to complete a teaching certification, master’s  degree, and apprentice teaching experience in under one year.

My main advice to a prospective student would be to think of the  Teacher Education Program as wholly transformational.  The program  transforms you into an effective teacher but also makes you a better  person as you reflect on your values, culture, and belief systems while  developing skills as a teacher.  Second, know that you will be very  busy and at times overwhelmed, but that theory learned in your  classes really does carry over into your experience as an apprentice teacher.

*Read more about Aaron’s journey in the Teacher Education Program here.

Natalia Lynch

Natalia Lynch My name is Natalia Lynch and I am originally from  Alaska.  I am really excited to be near the mountains again  in Denver!  I am in the EdS Child, Family, and School  Psychology program and I am looking forward to being a  School Psychologist at a middle school or high school.    After visiting DU for interview days, I knew the education  I would receive here would be better than anywhere else,  so here I am!  There are so many fund things to do in  Denver and surrounding areas.

To prospective students, it is important to be open to new  experiences.  Some things I have taken for granted for  years have been turned inside-out after one quarter of  classes!  It can be an uncomfortable growing experience,  but I would not give it up for anything.

Bridget Wetzel

Bridget Wetzel Hello!  My name is Bridget Wetzel, and I am a  2nd year  student in the higher education M.A.  program.  I am  originally from Kansas City, but  have lived in Denver for  eight years, and consider  Colorado my home!  I chose to  attend the  University of Denver (DU) because I really felt a    connection with faculty, staff, and current students  and was  drawn to the idea of being a change agent  in my community.

In the next 5-10 years, I hope to establish a strong  network  within the higher education community, and create a  welcoming and inclusive environment  for all students who  wish to attend a university.  My biggest piece of advice to  prospective students  is to take advantage of all the networks  and colleagues that you collaborate with here during your  time at DU.  It is so important to create those  bonds, because  they will last a lifetime!

Phone: 303-871-2509
Toll Free:
1-800-835-1607
Ambassador Email:
MCEAmbassadors@du.edu
Main Email: edinfo@du.edu

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