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Distributed December 15, 1998
Contact: Kristen Lans

Student presidential hosts to be the University's ambassadors at events

Ten Brown University students, recently chosen as the first presidential hosts, will act as University ambassadors at events sponsored by President E. Gordon Gee, sharing their experiences with visitors.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Brown University's best representatives - its students - will soon act as official Brown ambassadors at events sponsored by President E. Gordon Gee.

Ten students recently signed on to become presidential hosts as part of a new program that will begin next semester. The students will act as hosts and help staff events involving everyone from community leaders, faculty and visiting dignitaries located at the President's House and elsewhere on campus. Part of their task is to share their experience of Brown with University guests.

"Guest lecturers and distinguished visitors to campus have consistently told us that their contacts with Brown students are among the most memorable elements of the visit," said Laura Freid, executive vice president for public affairs and University relations. "The Presidential Hosts Program seeks to make the enthusiasm and articulate intelligence of Brown students a regular part of events at the University."

The presidential hosts were nominated by a variety of campus offices and organizations including the Third World Center, Swearer Center for Public Service, Sarah Doyle Women's Center, Student Activities Office, and Department of Athletics and Physical Education. The final 10 were chosen by the Office of Special Events to work as needed and will be paid for the time.

The 10 presidential hosts are: