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September 11, 2012

Schaffer selected at UA College of Engineering Ambassador


UA College of Engineering

CULLMAN — TUSCALOOSA — Claire Maria Schaffer, a senior in chemical and biological engineering, has been selected as a 2011-2012 Ambassador of the College of Engineering, or ACE.

The College created the student ambassador program in 1996 to promote professionalism and enthusiasm for the College. The group consists of about 20 members selected each academic year through a competitive interview and application process.

One of the primary functions of the group is to provide tours of the College of Engineering’s facilities to prospective students, families and alumni. ACEs are responsible for helping with events, such as Engineering Day, and they visit high schools to discuss engineering as a future career choice for potential students.

ACEs also assist the Capstone Engineering Society with alumni and pre-game events, while serving as public relations hosts and hostesses for the College. With the Capstone Engineering Society and the Career Center, ACEs recently helped start a mentoring initiative called Mentor UPP that matches incoming freshmen engineering students with upperclassmen to help the new students adapt to college life.

Claire is the daughter of James and Rita Schaffer of Cullman and a 2008 graduate of St. Bernard Preparatory.