Meet the President and Vice President

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Ashtyn Coates, President

Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC

Major: Psychology

Committee: President

2nd Year Ambassador

Why did you decide to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador? I decided to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador because I have a love and a passion for NC State. I wanted to share this passion with fellow students. I also wanted to meet more alumni from this great university and network with them. I wanted to help other students realize the great amount of alumni we have and bridge this gap between the two. 

What excites you most about being an Alumni Ambassador? Being able to impact this university and give back just a little for all that it has given me. I love having a family in such a large university where I know we all share the same passion and can use this passion to better the university and share it with other students on campus.

What is your favorite AASAP event? ALL OF THEM (I can't choose because I love being at all of them).

What is your favorite AASAP memory? Placing my own class ring in the Bell Tower with my fellow ambassadors and helping other students celebrate this tradition as well.

What is something you are involved in outside of the Alumni Ambassadors?Order of Omega, Football Ambassador, CRU, Kappa Delta

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Olivia Shipp, Vice PResident

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Major: Applied Nutrition

Committee: Vice President

3rd Year Ambassador

Why did you decide to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador? NC State traditions have been an important influence in my life from a young age, so I knew coming into college I wanted to be able to participate in those as much as possible. AASAP was the perfect place for me to not only help foster existing traditions, but also leave my mark on campus by creating new ones. After learning about how many different campus traditions AASAP runs, such as Homecoming, pep rallies, and the Student Alumni Association, I knew this was the right place for me to be.

What excites you most about being an Alumni Ambassador? Being an ambassador gives me the opportunity to collaborate with other students passionate about NC State and its traditions. I love having the opportunity to work with a group of fellow students just as excited as I am to keep the campus traditions alive, as well as implement new traditions for the years to come.

What is your favorite AASAP event? Homecoming week as a whole is my favorite AASAP event, but if I had to choose within the week, LipSync and the Canned Food Drive are my favorites. LipSync is such a fun event; I love seeing the spirit competitors perform, as well as spending time with the other ambassadors enjoying the music and dances. Canned Food Drive was extremely successful last year, collecting over 20,000 cans for the Food Bank CENC. Watching that event come together made me truly proud to be a part of the Wolfpack community. 

What is your favorite AASAP memory? My favorite AASAP memory/memories are the 2 Washington, D.C. trips I've taken with the Ambassadors. Both years we have gone, it was a time to bond and get to know each other outside of our meetings and events. We also got to meet NC State Alumni, while touring our nation's capital. Both of those trips are highlights of my time as an Ambassador.

What is something you are involved in outside of AASAP? NC State Athletics Sports Nutrition, Dance Marathon