Student Ambassadors Overview
SPONSOR OF THE STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The Student Ambassador Program of VerdeXchange Arizona is all about the building and the support of the leaders of tomorrow — our student population.
Each year a school is chosen to be the source of our Student Ambassadors – to supply the talent, and the working engine to run the conference. What is in it for the students? The VerdeXchange Arizona Conference is all about the learning of leadership skills in a practical, hands-on fashion and to make the contacts to potential business and life mentors.
Our young talent each year is the working engine that runs the VerdeXchange Arizona Conference. It is their dynamism, their enthusiasm, their energy flow that is the thread that flows throughout the days. And from this coupling of youth and business acumen, comes some of the leadership pearls that these students absorb.
The students also attend leadership training classes while being involved with VerdeXchange Arizona and have the opportunity to attend many of the business seminars, allowing further contact with the business executives. They often receive credit from their school for their work and do a drawing for scholarship money at the end of the Conference.
Benedictine University was founded in Chicago as St. Procopius College by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey in 1887. It secured a charter from the state of Illinois in 1890. In 1901 the College moved to the more congenial atmosphere of Lisle, in DuPage County. The College became coeducational in 1968 and was renamed Illinois Benedictine College in 1971. In response to community needs, graduate, doctorate and adult learner programs were added. The College became Benedictine University in 1996.
Benedictine University at Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, which is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education to operate an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher learning in Arizona.
- Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the fifth consecutive yearin
- org ranks Benedictine University among the top 15 most affordable Catholic colleges and universities in the country.
- Named to Military Advanced Education’s 2014 Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities
Benedictine University at Mesa is a Roman Catholic university that offers traditional undergraduate and adult and graduate degrees in a diverse and caring environment. A core Benedictine value is living life in balance. In support of this ideal, Benedictine offers a burgeoning intercollegiate sports program; student groups, fitness facility access and other services toward fulfilling our promise to provide students an affordable and attainable values- based education that builds better learners, leaders and world citizens.