Campus Ambassadors @ UAlbany

Francesca Ekwuyasi

I serve as a leader with Campus Ambassadors [CA]. I’m a Junior studying Political Science, French and Women’s Studies.  When I’m not doing either of these things I love music, art, books, sports, people, travel, food and animals.

I got involved with CA because I wanted to be part of a Christian fellowship that was welcoming and honestly sought to follow Christ’s teachings. Also CA is very into community service and seeking social justice which is a big part of who I am and what I want to do.

Posted by Steve Bugler, 7 years, 11 months ago at 3:00 pm.

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Lisa Elkin

Aside from my duties as President and Worship Leader with CA, I’m a Senior studying Public Policy and Russian.  I love traveling, reading, crew, hiking, music, and photography.  I became involved in CA because I wanted to grow in my relationship with Christ alongside other Christians.

I’d love to see the members of CA building each other up in Christ and then turning to the rest of the campus to show them how awesome our God is!  I hope to see our love for Jesus reach and transform UAlbany and the Capitol District!

Posted by Steve Bugler, 7 years, 11 months ago at 12:00 pm.

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Alyssa Mooney

In  addition to being Secretary for CA, I am a senior studying Psychology.

I love writing, reading, cooking, running and lists!   Involvement in CA has helped me to learn more about God and my faith and presented challenges in my journey as a Christian.

I would love to see CA grow as a community of believers in Christ with an earnest desire to serve others, and I want every student on this campus to know and understand how much God loves each of us as individuals.

Posted by Steve Bugler, 7 years, 11 months ago at 9:00 pm.

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Jessica Smith

I was the former President of Campus Ambassadors. I am a junior at UA studying business and accounting.  My favorite activities are jet skiing and four-wheeling.  I also love to travel to different places around the world.

As a freshman I wanted to make sure I stayed grounded in my faith so I joined Campus Ambassadors. I have made so many good friends and had the opportunity to share my faith with SUNY Albany!  I hope to see the group grow in size and continue to be a light to the campus.

Posted by Steve Bugler, 8 years, 2 months ago at 2:06 pm.

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Dexter Reardon

Dexter at the Annual Phileo Party

I am currently the Website Coordinator of the UAlbany Campus Ambassadors. I am an information science major and a business minor. I enjoy watching anime and playing video games.

I have been with C.A. for about 2 years now and look forward to all of the upcoming years.

Posted by Steve Bugler, 8 years, 2 months ago at 2:05 pm.

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Francesca’s Infusion Experience ‘09

I was not even sure I was going to ‘Infusion’ this last May. Stephen and Kim had mentioned it to me.     I wanted to go but I did not want to deal with the pressure of feeling the need to walk around with a       fake smile plastered on my face, pretending to be happy. Because the truth is, I was not happy. I was     struggling with all sorts of questions and doubts. There was an intense anger burning in the pit of my   stomach because I didn’t know what to do with knowledge about the Bible and God. I thought, “I           know about God and about the Word and all that, but what the heck am I supposed to do with it?”

There is so much I wanted to do with my life, and still do. I want to make a practical difference in           people’s lives. I want to be a friend not a judge, and to give. I thought the Bible required me to be a judge, but I wondered, “How could I judge anyone when I was such a sinner myself?” My struggle was taking me all over the place intellectually and emotionally. I didn’t know how to be me and be a child of God at the same time.

I felt like an impostor to everyone. To my non-Christian friends I was Continue Reading…

Posted by Steve Bugler, 8 years, 3 months ago at 12:00 pm.

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Jessica’s Story

During my summer before college I went to my first “party”. I had come to know Christ as my Savior when I was eight years old, but I had entered a temporary period of straying from my faith. When I got to college my friends and I would go dancing or to parties on the weekends. It was a lot of fun, but not necessarily what I wanted to be doing all the time. It was hard to stop, because my friends would always want me to go out with them.

I tried to fill my time with other things so I would have a good, legitimate reason why I could not go out. I started going to other school events; and I joined CA and Impact. I made many new friends with people who had other interests besides drinking. I began to hang out with them more often, so that I would not be tempted to go out. Just like my step-dad said, “If you want to succeed in life, surround yourself with successful people”. Proverbs 13:20 instructs us that “he who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm”.

I wanted to have a stronger relationship with God, and to be better example for others and better representative for Christ. With that in mind, I have been surrounding myself with spiritually strong people with similar values to mine. It was not easy at first, Continue Reading…

Posted by Steve Bugler, 8 years, 3 months ago at 11:29 am.

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Dexter’s Story

Dexter at the Annual Phileo Party Dexter at the Annual Phileo Party

Growing up I had what now might be called an “ordinary” religious background. When I was young I went to church with my parents. I didn’t really understand what was going on at that point. All I remember now was communion, and all I knew about that was that I walked up the aisle and kneeled down at the altar to get some flat bread and juice. I got baptized when I was a toddler and never really understood what it meant. When we moved from that neighborhood to our next house we didn’t find a new church to go to. When we moved to the house after that we still didn’t go back to church. My family and I would often feel uncomfortable and maybe even guilty when others talked about their regular church attendance. Now that I’ve started to branch out and learn on my own I realize what I’ve been missing out on.

God reached me in a way that only He could. Last October I was sitting in the Cooper Hall common area reading one of my favorite sci-fi novels. It had gotten to a part where the characters were talking about God when I thought “I really need to get back to God.” If I had been left to myself I probably would have just sat there and never followed up on that thought.

As soon as I had finished that thought, I saw two girls going around in costumes. Continue Reading…

Posted by Steve Bugler, 8 years, 4 months ago at 3:09 pm.

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