Student Ambassadors

Moderator: Mrs. Maria Zurliene

Student Ambassadors play a vital role in promoting Mater Dei to prospective students and their parents, current students and their parents, and alumni. In their role as ambassadors, students share not only their knowledge of Mater Dei, but also their “spirit” for Mater Dei.

The activities in which our Student Ambassadors participate include, but are not limited to, the following:

— serving as tour guides for visiting prospective students and their families

— visiting grade schools to provide presentations about Mater Dei

— volunteering to call alumni during our Annual Fund Drive Phone-a-Thon

— assisting with freshman registration and our Little Knights and Little Ladies

— exploring new methods of spreading the news about Mater Dei

In the spring, freshman, sophomore, and junior students apply to serve as Student Ambassadors for the following school year. Applicants must request references from two teachers, possess a “C” average, and display the “spirit” of Mater Dei. Selected students are then trained during the summer.

Latest News for Student Ambassadors

Mater Dei Hosts Eighth Graders

Student Ambassador Joe Hemann serves brownies to eighth graders from St. Rose Grade School during the students’ eighth grade visit to Mater Dei. The students were able to visit classes in progress, tour parts of the campus, and partake in a snack of brownies and milk in the cafeteria. Also participating in eighth grade visits this past week were students from St. Paul-Highland and St. Clare-O’Fallon. The visits for other area eighth graders will continue throughout December.

Student Ambassador Joe Hemann serves brownies to eighth graders from St. Rose Grade School during the students’ eighth grade visit to Mater Dei. The students were able to visit classes in progress, tour parts of the campus, and partake in a snack of brownies and milk in the cafeteria. Also participating in eighth grade visits this past week were students from St. Paul-Highland and St. Clare-O’Fallon. The visits for other area eighth graders will continue throughout December.

Open House

Mater Dei held its annual Open House on November 4 with over 90 grade school students and their families attending the event. Giving a group of Open House attendees a tour of the school are Jennifer Mioux (left) and Rachel Ripperda (right).

Student Ambassadors Visit Area Grade Schools

Director of Enrollment Management, Mr. Jim Stiebel, is busy this fall coordinating eighth grade visits to area grade schools. Mr. Stiebel and MD Student Ambassadors travel to schools to address students in morning PSR classes, evening PSR classes, Sunday PSR classes, and during the regular school day for Catholic schools to promote Mater Dei. Schools visited this fall include St. Boniface-Germantown, St. Damian-Damiansville, St. Bernard-Albers, St. Francis-Aviston, St. Rose-St. Rose, St. Cecilia-Bartelso, St. George-New Baden, St. Mary-Trenton, Breese PSR, Highland PSR, St. Mary-Carlyle PSR, All Saints Academy, St. Paul-Highland, St. Clair-O’Fallon, St. Mary-Centralia, Holy Childhood-Mascoutah, St. Mary-Mt. Vernon, and St. Theresa-Salem.

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