“Ambassadors”

By Charlene Slaughter

 As we travel across Western United States, we have had the opportunity to visit high schools in Los Angeles — John F. Kennedy High School — and Oakland California — East Oakland School of Performing Arts. During these performances, the choir members wear two hats — one as musicians and one as ambassadors for Claflin University. At each stop, the concert choir recruiting team sets up a display board, answers questions about the university as well as help prospective students with admission procedures. Sure, those of us that work for the university can encourage students to attend, but there’s something about hearing about the Claflin experience from the students themselves. We have received very positive responses from the students and even had some fill out admission applications. No, the choir members aren’t just all song — they’re public relations and admissions personnel, too.

 

Chico Jones, center, greets friend at his former high school, John F. Kennedy High School in Pasadena, California.

Chico Jones, center, greets friend at his former high school, John F. Kennedy High School in Pasadena, California.

 

Dr. McGee assists high school students with filling out admission applications.

Dr. McGee assists high school students with filling out admission applications.

 

Ariel Manning, a member of the concert choir recruitment team, assists prospective students.

Ariel Manning, a member of the concert choir recruitment team, assists prospective students.

 

 

Andre Lemon talks to a prospective student at the East Oakland School of Performing Arts.

Andre Lemon talks to a prospective student at the East Oakland School of Performing Arts.

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