The Regents’ Ambassador Program
Founded in 2013 by faculty member Dr. Henry K. Musoma ’00 and former student Marlen Cornejo ’15, the Regents’ Ambassador Program (RAP) is Mays Business School’s learning community for first-generation college students who have been awarded the Regents’ Scholarship or Dean’s Scholarship (and meet certain criteria). The Regents’ Scholarship is a grant award provided by the university for first-generation college students who meet certain financial need criteria. The Dean’s Scholarship is a college-level scholarship for exceptional admitted students from targeted schools across the state. Dean’s Scholars who meet Regents’ Scholar criteria are included in the RAP learning community.
As a community of scholars, the Regents’ Ambassador Program aims to support first-generation learners through four pillars: 1) welcoming, inclusive community, 2) academic success and support, 3) professional development and growth, and 4) global learning and awareness. Ultimately, RAP students will develop as transformational leaders who are informed and engaged members of a global business context. Students will have the opportunity to create a unique academic and career journey that reflects individual skill-sets, successes, and learning, as well as personal values, experiences, and contexts.
With the assistance of Mays’ generous donors and partners, RAP provides its students access to a multitude of academic, professional, and global opportunities. RAP students have engaged with community and business leaders domestically in Dallas, Austin, Houston, and Little Rock, as well as globally in Dubai, Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia. Six upperclassmen within RAP serve as a student executive board for the program and oversee sixteen peer mentors, known as Ambassadors.
Corey Stone ’13 serves as program coordinator and advisor for RAP, and Myroslaba Martinez ’17 serves as recruiter and advisor. For inquiries, please contact Corey Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.