CARS Ag Ambassadors
The College of Agriculture and Related Sciences (CARS) Ambassadors Program is a student-mentoring initiative and public relations effort for the college. The main goal of the CARS Ambassadors Program is to promote the quality and quantity of applicants seeking admission to the college while supplying ambassadors with the tools necessary for professional development. Students majoring in agriculture, natural resources, textile and apparel studies, and food and nutrition are eligible to participate in the CARS Ambassadors Program.
Goals for the Ambassadors Program
- Encourage high school juniors and seniors to pursue higher education
- Create opportunities for high school students to learn about agricultural and allied professions as viable career options.
- Introduce potential students to the array of degree opportunities and resources offered through CARS and Delaware State University
Schedule the CARS Ambassadors to assist at your upcoming event.
Ambassadors can be requested by middle and high schools for presentations and by CARS faculty to assist with college and departmental events and programs. For more information, contact Mr. Alex D. Meredith at ameredith [at] desu.edu
Meet the current CARS Ag Ambassadors!
Hometown: Piscataway, New Jersey
Major: Food Science
Campus involvement: Fairy God Sisters, Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Science (MANNRS), Food and Nutrition Club (FAN Club), Students Against a Godless Society (SAGS), African Student Association (ASA),Caribbean Student Association (CSA)
Career aspirations: I want to work for a major corporation as a sales representative that specializes in food safety and management gets to travel to many different places.
Most memorable DSU or CARS experience: I was able to travel to the Dominican Republic and experience a whole new culture.
Advice to potential students: ”Be ambitious, courageous, go outside your comfort zone and make new friends.”
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Major: Wildlife Management
Campus involvement: Executive board member of the movement
Career aspirations: To make urban areas more sustainable & decrease are impact on the ecosystem
Most memorable DSU or CARS experience: All the opportunities I’ve been given to travel abroad
Advice to potential students: “Never be afraid to do anything you want to do.”
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Agriculture with a concentration in Animal and Poultry Science
Campus involvement: Currently an Ag Ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences; Vice President of Alpha Nu Omega Sorority Incorporated; President of the Delaware State University Rotaract Club
Career aspirations: To obtain a doctorate in Poultry Science or a related field and work as a researcher in the Poultry Industry.
Most memorable DSU or CARS experience: My opportunity to go to the beautiful country of Costa Rica. The people were so nice and we had such a great learning experience and the best part it was all paid for through the College of Agriculture & Related Sciences.
Advice to potential students: ”My advice to any future student would be to stay focused and always look for new opportunities to grow and to make connections with people working in the field you are interested in. Also, take advantage of any opportunity given to you and step out on faith because you never know where it can lead you or who it can lead you to.”
Hometown: Dover, DE
Major: Integrated Studies
Campus involvement: O.D.D.I.T.Y, DSU The Movement, NAACP Youth Org, and Agriculture Ambassadors
Career aspirations: Teacher or social worker
Most memorable DSU or CARS experience: Going to Ghana with the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences.
Advice to potential student: ”Always stay true to yourself.”
Major: General Agriculture
Hometown: Dover, Delaware
Campus Activities: MANRRS
Career Goals: To become an Agricultural Specialist for U.S. Customs and to protect the United States from unwanted pests.
Most memorable DSU or CARS experience: Doing pregnancy check of cattle during my animal science course.
Advice to potential students: ”Time management and determination are the keys to success. ‘He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.’” – Benjamin Franklin
Hometown: Washington DC
Major: Animal & Poultry Science
Campus involvement: CARS Ambassador
Career aspirations: To become a wildlife veterinarian
My most memorable DSU or CARS experience: Dissecting various animals in Biology lab..
Advice to potential students: ”I advise you to stay ahead and try to live a balanced life overall dealing with grades, relationships, and finances.”
Melayna T. Hall
Hometown: Dover, New Jersey
Major: Textile and Apparel Studies
Campus involvement: Sophomore Class Treasurer, Miss MANRRS 2016-2017, MANRRS Historian, Student Accounts Peer Analyst, CARS Agriculture Ambassador
Career aspirations: To become a fashion retail buyer
Most memorable DSU or CARS experience: Planning and co-hosting a fashion show at the 2016 National MANRRS Conference in Jacksonville, Florida and Fall 2016 Open House
Advice to potential students: ”Reach for the stars and remember that you are here for a reason so make the most out of your time here at Delaware State University.”
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Plant Science with a Minor in Nutritional Sciences
Career Aspirations: To become a botanist and herbalist as well as travel the world.
Most memorable DSU or CARS experience: My internship in Jamaica
Advice to Potential Students: ”Do not bite off more than you can chew.
Major: Pre-Veterinary Science
Campus Involvement: President of Pre-Vet club, Member of MANRRS, Member of National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), Member of Fairy God Sister of Delaware, part of SMILE program & AMP Member.
Career Aspiration: To become a small animal veterinarian
Most memorable DSU or CARS Experience: Taking a Study Abroad trip to China for a month to do research.
Advice to potential Students: ”To become involved in a wide variety of organizations on campus, this will open up the doors to network and get new opportunities/experiences that you may have never thought of.”
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Campus Activities: Treasurer for AMP, College Democrats, MANRRS, First Generation Club, National Society of Leadership and Success. ”Why are you a Hornet?” The Agriculture program here is phenomenal, and they offer us a lot of great opportunities. The people here are friendly and know how to make you feel welcomed.
Career Aspirations: I would like to work for the USDA and one day have my own business selling only organic products.
Most memorable DSU or CARS experience: Going to Ghana and experiencing their culture for myself.
Advice to potential students: ”Work hard but also make sure that you have some fun as well. All work and no play causes a lot of stress and burn-out. Experience everything the college has to offer at least once.”
Hometown: Millsboro, Delaware
Major: Agricultural Business
Campus involvement: MANRRS, Economics Club, Ag Ambassadors
Career aspirations: USDA Attorney
Most memorable DSU or CARS experience: Rectal palpations at Hickory Hill Farm
Advice to potential students: ”HAVE A PLAN! Don’t wait until the last minute to figure out your future, and certainly don’t let others make your decisions. Do some soul-searching, and hit the ground running!”
Hometown: Townsend, DE
Major: Food and Nutritional Sciences; coordinated program
Campus involvement: Ag Ambassadors and FAN Club
Career aspirations: Registered Dietician working with either children, or women who are preparing or are pregnant
Most memorable DSU or CARS experience: One of the most beneficial moments so far would have to be the etiquette dinner that I attended last semester.
Advice to potential students: ”Look into scholarships all throughout high school not just your senior year. Also, notice how you work and learn best, so you can then plan your time and form regular study habits.”