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What We Do
The mission of the Department of Animal Sciences Ambassador Program is "to promote and serve the Department of Animal Sciences (ANSC)." The Animal Sciences Ambassadors are a selected group of students that represent the department by communicating with potential Animal Sciences' students, alumni, employers, and the public to promote goodwill for the department and Purdue University.
All Ambassadors partake in many diverse departmental activities and serve on one of the following, evolving committees:
The newly formed External Engagement Committee is currently tasked with communicating and engaging with outside audiences. Some of the main responsibilities include updating social media with current department events and overseeing tours to prospective students, which are currently virtual. They are also in charge of the ANSC Department's role in Homecoming activities.
This committee works to develop and execute experiences that will engage internal audiences, such as current students, faculty, and staff. Their goal is to bring together these groups and foster community within the department. Some of the new events that have been implemented include and ANSC Dodgeball Tournament and a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Webinar series hosted in conjunction with the Graduate Student's Association.
ANSC Preview Days
The aim of ANSC Preview Days is to give participants (admitted students) a comprehensive picture of Purdue Animal Sciences, from academics to careers (and everything in between!). Our goal is to provide all the information admitted students need to make the best college decision for themselves and their families. All of our presenters and students are very approachable, and we encourage any and all questions throughout the day. You can learn more here: https://ag.purdue.edu/ansc/Pages/PreviewDays.aspx
Development is a committee that attempts to measure the success and impact of the programs the ANSC Ambassadors implement. The objective is to constantly improve. They work with all of the other committees in the formation of valuable experiences that achieve the organization's goals. This committee is also tasked with fundraising for the ANSC Ambassadors with the intent of being financially solvent.
Each year, thousands of people visit the Purdue campus to take part in the annual Purdue Springfest event. The ANSC Ambassadors are responsible for the department's program and produced Boiler Barnyard, arguably the most popular attraction at the entire Springfest. The Boiler Barnyard brings dairy cows, beef cattle, lambs, and piglets to campus as part of educational programs focused on food animal production. This year's even will be held April 9th, from 10 am to 6 pm Eastern.