Keepsakes, March 15

Ellis named ambassador

BIRMINGHAM — Joseph Stephenson Ellis, of Danville,has been named a new Samford University Ambassador.

The purpose of Samford Ambassadors is to serve the university community through leadership by building internal and external relationships for its advancement. Ambassadors act as liaisons between Samford University and its many constituencies, serve as hosts at special events, and represent the Offices of the President and University Advancement.

New ambassadors are chosen each spring through a rigorous nomination, application and interview process. The process assesses leadership skills, public speaking ability, servitude, ability to represent Samford and its Christian mission, enthusiasm for the university, and other qualities. Good standing with the university, reputation among peers and grade point average are also factors.

Ellis is majoring in finance. He attended Danville Christian Academy.