Presidential Ambassadors

Presidential Ambassadors

Summer Fall Ambassadors

Spartanburg Methodist College Presidential Ambassadors are an elite group of students chosen to represent the college on and off campus. Ambassadors are specifically chosen because of their outstanding leadership qualities and involvement on the SMC campus.

Presidential Ambassadors work with the President’s Office, the Office of Admissions and the Office of Institutional Advancement to promote the college at events on and off campus. Often, Presidential Ambassadors are the first college representatives that prospective students meet and are critical in helping showcase SMC and all of the great opportunities that await them on campus.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Assist with organizing and conducting two Open House events
  • Assist the Office of Admissions with conducting campus tours for prospective students
  • Be knowledgeable about Spartanburg Methodist College and be able to share that information with prospective students and their families
  • Represent the student body at events on campus and office campus for the Office of the President
  • Other duties as needed.

 

BECOME A PRESIDENTIAL AMBASSADOR

Presidential Ambassador applications are accepted each fall and spring.
Check your SMC in-box for notifications!


Student Ambassador Bios


Adrien DePace

Name: Adrien DePace

Hometown: Lexington

High School you graduated from: Lexington

Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: Cross Country

 
 
 
 

Ali Bennett
Ali Bennett

Name: Ali Bennett

Hometown: Greenwood

High School you graduated from: Greenwood

Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: Cross Country and Soccer

 
 
 
 

Alisa Harbison
Alisa Harbison

Name: Alisa Harbison

Hometown: Rock Hill, SC

High School you graduated from: Northwestern Campus

Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: Gospel Choir, KSA, Presidential Ambassador

Favorite Quote: “When one door closes, open a window”.

Plans after SMC: Attend USC Upstate or Columbia

Siblings/ Family: Two sisters, two brothers

Farthest destination traveled/ lived?: Detroit

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: Sing and write poetry

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Chance the Rapper because I like his music. (Inspiration)

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: I graduated 2016

Austin Hinkle
Austin Hinkle

Name: Austin Hinkle

Hometown: Spartanburg

High School you graduated from: Spartanburg High School

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: Entrepreneurship Club, work at Oilmen equipment company.

Favorite quote: “Live like no one else now, so later I can live and give like no one else”.

Plans after SMC: Clemson, USC Upstate

Sibling/ Family: Two siblings, brother and sister

Farthest destination traveled/ lived?: Traveled to Guatemala, Lived in Chicago

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: Motorcycle

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Dave Ramsey, I like his teaching.

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: Love to run, ran first marathon last year.

Bailey Linder
Bailey Linder

Name: Bailey Lindler

Hometown: Spartanburg, SC

High School graduated from: Spartanburg High School

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: Student Ambassador and KSA

Favorite Quote: “Don’t let what you can’t change, change you”, “Everything happens for a reason”.

Plans after SMC: attend USC Columbia, MUSC for physical therapy

Siblings/Family: Sister- Kennedy Mother- April Father-Clif

Farthest destination traveled/lived: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: I’m good at weightlifting

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Katy Hearn, she is a great woman who shares values that I look up to.

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: I really really love dogs.

Brian Robinson
Brian Robinson

Name: Brian Robinson

Hometown: Moore, SC

High School graduated from: Byrnes High School

Favorite Quote: “Success is a privilege, it can be taken away from you at any point”

Plans after SMC: Attend Clemson

Siblings/ Family: Sister-Kelly (29)

Farthest destination traveled/ lived: Alaska

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: Gone deep sea fishing

If you could meet some famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Rick Froning

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: I can’t stand spiders

Cameron Meadows
Cameron Meadows

Name: Cameron Meadows

Hometown: Taylors, SC

High School graduated from: Eastside High School

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: Volleyball

Favorite Quote: “It’s a great day to be an Eastside Eagle!”

Plans after SMC: No idea

Siblings/ Family: One brother

Farthest destination traveled/ lived: Oklahoma City

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: Coached by my mom in every sport I played.

If you could some famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Chuck Norris because he’s Chuck Norris.

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: I’m left handed.

Hope Downs
Hope Downs

Name: Hope Downs

Hometown: Columbia, SC

High School you graduated from: Spring Hill

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: KSA, Ambassador

Favorite Quote: “It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”

Plans after SMC: Columbia College for Bachelors

Siblings/ Family: Two-year-old sister

Farthest destination traveled/ lived: Hawaii

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: Elephant Humidifier

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Matthew Gray Gubler, he is the love of my life.

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: I eat gluten free, I have a blog.

Hugh Bailey
Hugh Bailey

Name: Hugh Bailey

Hometown: Greenville

High School you graduated from: Mauldin

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular Activities: Entrepreneurship Club and Cru

Favorite Quote: “Do what you have to do, when you have to do whether you want to do it or not”.

Plans after SMC: Go to a four-year school and get an accounting degree.

Siblings/ Family: one sister

Farthest destination traveled and lived: Senogol, Africa

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: Tint car windows

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Jesus or Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself?: I love smoking cigar with my Sunday school teacher.

Jake Williamson
Jake Williamson

Name: Jake Williamson

Hometown: Cheraw, SC

High School you graduated from: Trinity- Byrnes

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: Vice President of Entrepreneurship Club

Favorite Quote: “It is not bad to be overdressed or overeducated”-Oscar Wilde

Plans after SMC: Undecided

Siblings/ Family: Two brothers

Farthest destination traveled/ lived: Sydney, Australia

What is one thing that you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: Drive stick-shift

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Stevie Wonder because I love his music.

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself:  I was the MVP for the men track team in high school.

Joseph Kemp
Joseph Kemp

Name: Joseph Kemp

Hometown: Boiling Springs

High School you graduated from: Homeschooled

Favorite Quote: “Why is always the wrong question? Always ask why not”- Dad

Plans after SMC: I plan to go to Clemson and attend the CUICAR program.

Siblings/ Family: I have three sisters and one brother.

Farthest destination traveled/ lived: The Dominican Republic

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: I can list every car currently being made by Nissan, Chevy, Dodge, Jeep, and probably a few more.

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why? I would like to meet Jason Witten because he is a standout player and person.

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: I have been on a TV show.

Justin Prozzi
Justin Prozzi

Name: Justin Prozzi

Hometown: Hartsville, SC

High School graduated from: Hartsville High

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: golf team and entrepreneurship club

Favorite Quote: “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you”- Arnold Palmer

Plans after SMC: Transfer to continue to play golf.

Siblings/ Family: One younger brother- Jacob, Mom-Marla, Dad-Gino

Farthest destination traveled/ lived: Spain, France, and Italy on a school trip

What is one thing that you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: I had one hole in one.

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: David Ortiz. He is my favorite baseball player.

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: I do not like chocolate.

Khalil Zimmerman
Khalil Zimmerman

Name: Khalil Zimmerman

Hometown: Nartsville, SC

High School you graduated from: Nartsville High School

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: In high school, it was JROTC and band. But at SMC, none.

Favorite Quote: “You never know what you have until its gone”

Plans after SMC: Go to USC Columbia or Clemson to get my chemical engineer degree.

Siblings/ Family: One sister-Briana (she’s the oldest)

Farthest destination traveled/ lived: New Jersey

What is one thing that you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: Play Trumpet

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Barack Obama because I want to know he saw the good and bad in situations.

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: I’m a workaholic.

Mackenzie Howard
Mackenzie Howard

Name: Mackenzie Howard

Hometown: Charleston

High School graduated from: Wando HS

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: Volleyball photographer/ manager

Favorite Quote: Don’t have one

Plans after SMC: Internship with professional in criminal justice field and online school

Siblings/ Family: One brother, one sister and new sibling

Farthest destination traveled/ lived: Bahamas

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: None

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Michael Jackson

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: Eyeball phobia

Name: Mike Murphy

Hometown: Wareshoals

High School you graduated from: Wareshoals

 
 

Megan Thompson
Megan Thompson

Name: Megan Thompson

Hometown: Greenville, SC

High School graduated from: Eastside High School

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: Golf, President Ambassador, POPS, Got Green, KSA, History Club

Favorite Quote: “It’s a great day to be an Eastside Eagle!”

Plans after SMC: Transfer to play golf or just transfer out to finish

Siblings/ Family: Mom, dad, and sister.

Farthest destination traveled/ lived: Washington State

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: Whistle with my tongue, juggle a golf ball with a golf club.

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Jordan Speith

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: Played six different sports and I’m the only girl in my family. Don’t really like chocolate and not many sweets.

Nyya Miller
Nyya Miller

Name: Nyya Miller

Hometown: Spartanburg, SC

High School you graduated from: Dorman High School

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: KSA and President Ambassador

Favorite Quote: “You only live once”

Plans after SMC: Transfer to USC Columbia or US Upstate

Siblings/ Family: Only child on my mom side

Farthest destination traveled/ lived: Spain/ Paris

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: Airbrush makeup application

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Mya A. because she was a great poet! Poetry is my favorite.

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: I chew gum until I get a headache, strange but very true.

Shaniel Void
Shaniel Void

Name: Shaniel Void

Hometown: Goose Creek

High School you graduated from: Goose Creek High School

Campus Involvement/ Extracurricular activities: President Ambassador and SMC Gospel Choir

Favorite Quote: “But I know I am wisdom on my own”

Plans after SMC: Transfer to College of Charleston and major in Meteorology.

Siblings/ Family: Two sisters, three nephews, and two nieces.

Farthest destination traveled/ lived?: Texas

What is one thing you have or can do that you don’t think anyone else in the room has?: Bend my thumbs backwards.

If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?: Alicia Keys

Tell us something random/ interesting about yourself: I got a hundred dollar tip at work this summer.

Got questions? Contact:

Shawn Glover | Assistant Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions, Buchheit Administration Building
glovers@smcsc.edu