Meet the Traditions Committee
David Marsh, Director of Traditions
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Major: Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Committee: Director of Traditions
3rd Year Ambassador
Why did you decide to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador? I met some of the Ambassadors (current and past) at one of the Student Alumni Association Networking Dinners and they talked with me about all the planning and work that they did behind the scenes for Homecoming, the Pep Rallies, and other cool events. Even though I had not heard about AASAP before then, I knew that I wanted to join and take part in organizing and executing some of the university’s most significant traditions.
What excites you most about being an Alumni Ambassador? I enjoy getting the chance to work with such dedicated and accomplished people who are all excited to coordinate a wide variety of events on campus. It is a great experience to see what goes on “behind the curtain” and all of the hard work that is put into the Wolfpack’s traditions throughout the year.
What is your favorite AASAP event? My favorite event would have to be the Homecoming parade - it's a great way to cap off the busiest week of the year for everyone in the Program and getting to walk in the parade was a unique experience that I will never forget. The fireworks from last year made it even more exciting!
What is your favorite AASAP memory? My favorite AASAP memory is probably our first "official" meeting during last year's retreat at Camp Hanes. I was already excited at having been chosen to join the Program, and hearing about all of the upcoming pep rallies and other events really fired me up for the semester.
What is something you are involved in outside of the Alumni Ambassadors? I completed my third cooperative education rotation this past spring at Schneider Electric in Knightdale, NC. The Co-op Program has been a fantastic way to get experience in a full-time environment while still maintaining a strong focus on my education.
Abby Verchick, Brick Chair
Hometown: Pinehurst, NC
Major: Human Biology
Committee: Traditions - Brick Chair
2nd Year Ambassador
Why did you decide to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador? I wanted to be a member of an organization that would continue to be a large part of my life upon graduation from college. In addition, I wanted to directly impact students’ lives during their time at NC State and allow them to fall in love with their home as much as I have.
What excites you most about being an Alumni Ambassador? The opportunity to meet people and share my passion for NC State with them!
What is your favorite AASAP event? My favorite AASAP event is Homecoming Week. This crazy week brings out the best (and worst) in all of us and it truly is one of the most rewarding weeks of the entire year!
What is your favorite AASAP memory? My favorite AASAP memory was our trip to Washington, D.C. last spring. It was a fun-filled weekend connecting with local alums, touring the monuments, and getting to know the other ambassadors better.
What is something you are involved in outside of the Alumni Ambassadors? University Honors Program, Club Soccer, Club Cross Country & Track, University Ambassador, Student Government - Traditions Department, and being a Chancellor's Aide
Kyle Hagan, Ring Chair
Hometown: Wallburg, NC
Major: Civil Engineering
Committee: Traditions - Ring Chair
2nd Year Ambassador
Why did you decide to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador? I applied to be a member of the Alumni Ambassador program so I can make an impact here at State. By being an ambassador here at State, I will be able to get involved as much as possible within all the NC State traditions. On top of that, I am able to work with other ambassadors, which makes this place feel like home and a huge family to be part of!
What excites you most about being an Alumni Ambassador? Being able to have the opportunity to plan and organize huge events such as pep rallies and Homecoming for students and alumni.
What is your favorite AASAP event? My favorite events are Homecoming Week and the Ring Ceremony!
What is your favorite AASAP memory? Being able to go to Washington D.C. for a Networking event was my favorite memory. It was the first time I had ever been to D.C.!
What is something you are involved in outside of the Alumni Ambassadors? American Cochlear Implant Alliance, Esports, Allies for Students with Disabilities, Society for Undergraduate Mathematics, Service Raleigh, Habitat for Humanity, Intramural sports
Mary Kate Morgan, Mathews Medal Chair
Hometown: Currituck, NC
Major: Agricultural Education
Committee: Traditions - Mathews Medal Chair
1st Year Ambassador
Why did you decide to apply to be an Alumni Ambassador? I decided to be an Alumni Ambassador because I wanted to be a part of an organization on campus that loves this university and is active on campus, and the Alumni Association Ambassadors seemed to be the perfect group!
What excites you most about being an Alumni Ambassador? I think I am most excited about being a part of a group of people that love NC State as much as I do and want to preserve the traditions that make NC State great!
What event are you looking forward to most as an Ambassador? I am most looking forward to Red and White Week! I know that week will be insanely crazy but I am excited to celebrate our love of the university with current and former students.
What is something you are involved in outside of the Alumni Ambassadors? I am a sister in Sigma Alpha, a professional agricultural sorority.