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Student Advancement Ambassadors

Our community of Student Advancement Ambassadors plays a critical role in supporting the successes of UNC students. Student Advancement Ambassadors, or "SAAs", engage with UNC's alumni and donors throughout the academic year. SAAs work in the University Advancement offices, assisting with alumni and university events, marketing & communications initiatives, and fundraising programs.

Meet the FY21-22 Student Advancement Ambassadors!

Alumni Association

Angel Castillo
Dakota Perez
Hadley Vogler
Sophie Barker


Hannah Rueter


Alani Casiano
Josie Walter
Lelsey Coss-Morales

annual giving/phonathon

Alexis Zapata
Aquay Turner
August Ricardo
Averie Gurney
Camryn Grosshans
Daniel Mangandi-Escobar
Denise Vargas
Gabi Swize
Jenna Beagle
Jesse Davis
Kacey Sakamoto
Kyla Prosser
Mariah Knapp
Matthew Nunez
Nicole Tetrault
Robin Gross
Sierra Woodring
Stephanie Wieand
Trevor Persons

Calling from: UNC!

Many of our SAAs are employed through UNC's Annual Giving program, and make phone calls to UNC's alumni and donors to connect with them and invite them to support UNC with their philanthropy. Fall Semester calling began in August 2021 and our SAAs are currently enjoying having great conversations with UNC's alumni, friends, and parents! When we call, we hope you'll answer, because when you do, you join a growing community of donors who are proudly supporting UNC students and programs.


Who is calling?

Student Advancement Ambassadors (SAAs) are proud, frontline UNC student representatives. We call alumni, parents and friends across the nation to discuss philanthropic opportunities and invite your gift of support. We also call for event invitations, to say "Thank You", and to share special announcements about the university.


When do you call?

SAAs are on the phone throughout the duration of the Fall and Spring semesters. We generally call in the evenings. We hope you'll take our call! 


Where else are you involved?

You'll see SAAs all over campus, including at Alumni Association tailgates, Blue & Gold Club outings, alumni networking events and greeting you when you visit the University Advancement team in Carter Hall. SAAs are full-time UNC students who love being a part of the Bear family.