Meet the SAA Committee

 
 
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Alan Plunket, SAA Director

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Major: Business Administration

Committee: Director of Student Alumni Association

2nd Year Ambassador

Why did you decide to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador? I was searching for a way to get involved freshman year and was already a member of SAA. When a few ambassadors came into my classroom talking about AASAP, I was instantly interested and applied.

What excites you most about being an Alumni Ambassador? Being a part of the team behind so many great events like Red and White Week, Pep Rallies, Student Alumni Networking Dinners, and the Ring ceremonies excites me the most.

What is your favorite AASAP event? My favorite SAA event is Ram Roast. Last year's in Talley was incredible.

What is your favorite AASAP memory? My first retreat with AASAP was so much fun, it was an amazing weekend with so many new friends!

What is something you are involved in outside of the Alumni Ambassadors? Apart from AASAP, I sing in the State Chorale, NC State's mixed choir and I work at the Talley Market.

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Elizabeth Aimone, SAA Pep rally/distribution chair

Hometown: Downington, PA

Major: Applied Nutrition Science

Committee: Student Alumni Association

3rd Year Ambassador

Why did you decide to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador? I wanted to be involved on campus in a way that I could show my school spirit and developed me professionally - both of which have been accomplished through AASAP.

What excites you the most about being an Alumni Ambassador? Having the opprotunity to impact my NC State community in a memorable way. I know I will remember my time in AASAP for the rest of my life. 

What is your favorite AASAP event? Pep Rallys! Especially when we have them in Talley.

What is your favorite AASAP memory? My first Homecoming Parade as a first year ambassador - I've never felt so much pride in my school.

What is something you are involved in outside of the Alumni Ambassadors? I am the Program Assistant of ThriveWell Programs through NC State Wellness & Recreation, overseeing a staff of tweleve and health coaching clients in group and individual settings.

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ally edwards, t-shirt chair

Hometown: Wendell,NC

Major: Agricultural Education

Committee: Student Alumni Association

1st Year Ambassador

Why did you decide to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador? One of my really close friends is an ambassador, and she always talked about the awesome opportunities she had with this program. I really noticed how close this group was and thought it would be a great way to make new friends and establish new connections. I also wanted to get involved with something outside of my department, so I could meet more people, university wide. I am so glad I applied, and look forward to an amazing year!

What excites you most about being an Alumni Ambassador? I am most excited to get to know my fellow ambassadors better. They truly are remarkable people and they are people that I will stay connected to for life!

What event are you looking forward to most as an ambassador? The event I am most looking forward to as an ambassador is certainly the ring ceremony. The class ring is such a special momento that reminds us that we went to the best university in the country. I am excited to get my ring as a student, but I am also excited to be an ambassador and see other students get their rings and be a part of something so special that they have forever. This group is truly the tradition keepers on campus, and the class ring is a huge aspect of tradition on campus.

What is something you are involved in outside of the Alumni Ambassadors? Outside of the Alumni Ambassadors, I serve as an officer for the NCSU Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers Club. I have been in agriculture my whole life, so this organization allows me to meet and collaborate with fellow young people in agriculture.

 

matthew Kennedy, SAA email Communications chair

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Major: Business Administration

Committee: Student Alumni Association

1st Year Ambassador

Why did you decide to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador?  To be involved on campus

What excites you most about being an Alumni Ambassador?  Being able to have my voice heard on such a big campus and organization.

What event are you looking forward to most as an ambassador? The chance to network

What is something you are involved in outside of the Alumni Ambassadors? Fraternity

 

macie wright, saa Committee

Hometown: Greenville, NC

Major: Business Administration- Marketing

Minor: Creative Writing

Committee: SAA Committee

2nd Year Ambassador

Why did you decide to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador? I applied to become an Alumni Ambassador because I enjoyed being a part of the Student Alumni Association and wanted to be a part of the great group of students who poured into the organization. I also wanted to be a part of the student organization that invests in the traditions of NC State and encourages other students to enjoy every second they spend at this amazing university.

What excites you most about being an Alumni Ambassador? I love being an Alumni Ambassador because I enjoy spending time with fellow Ambassadors and getting to take part in organizing and participating in the great events that AASAP puts on throughout the year.

What is your favorite AASAP event? My favorite event is the Ring Ceremony. It is such a special tradition that is near to my heart, getting to put your own NC State Class Ring inside the Bell Tower is so incredibly wonderful. I got to share in this event with my dad when I placed my class ring inside the Bell Tower with my dad’s class ring. It was so special to share that moment with him and I will treasure the Ring Ceremony forever!

What is your favorite AASAP memory?  My favorite AASAP memory is our trip to Washington D.C last year. Getting to explore our nation’s capital, tour the White House, go inside the Library of Congress, networking with NC State Alumni and spending time with all of the sweet Ambassadors was so much fun! So many wonderful memories were made that weekend!

What is something you are involved in outside of the Alumni Ambassadors? Outside of AASAP I work for my mom’s business. I am the Social Media Manager and am very hands-on when it comes to our large events! I enjoy getting to invest in the family business, interact with our sweet customers and get creative with our marketing.