September 30, 2021 – Three Collinsville High School graduates were among 18 students chosen to become Presidential Ambassadors for Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO).
Presidential Ambassadors act as student representatives in promoting goodwill with university visitors and guests. Students are nominated to become presidential ambassadors and are ultimately chosen through a competitive selection process.
SEMO President Carlos Vargas told the new ambassadors, “In the important role of Presidential Ambassador, you will serve as a representative of the university promoting goodwill with visitors and guests, and assisting at presidential functions. As such, it is important for you to remember that many people will consider you the face of university.”
Eighteen Presidential Ambassadors were chosen. SEMO’s current undergraduate enrollment is 8,629 students.
The three Kahok grads who were chosen in the recent group of SEMO ambassadors all participated in the Leadership 101 program and played varsity sports at CHS.
- Brady O’Neill: Collinsville Class of 2020. Southeast Missouri State University 2024. Major: Special Education
- Joel Philpott: Collinsville Class of 2019. Southeast Missouri State University 2023. Major: Finance. Minor: Entrepreneurship
- Matthew Wilde: Collinsville Class of 2020. Southeast Missouri State University 2024. Major: Computer Science
The SEMO Presidential Ambassadors recently attended a dinner with University President Dr. Carlos Vargas and his wife Pam to discus the importance of being a presidential ambassador and their roles during the upcoming school year.