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Baker Ambassadors

Students selected to serve as Baker Ambassadors help create, plan, and manage special events in connection with the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Baker Ambassadors are also provided opportunities to participate in exclusive mentorship and professionalization events with leading figures at the University, from the State of Tennessee, and nationally.

Baker Ambassadors must commit to the principles of civility and integrity in the spirit of Senator Baker, and be dedicated to the spirit of public service.

The Baker Ambassadors role is action-oriented, whereby students are given hands-on opportunities in the areas that interest them most. Whether through organizing the annual fall policy challenge or an on-campus debate, encouraging high school students to become involved in the political process, or registering people to vote, ambassadors gain invaluable experience and connections, while providing an important public service.

To be an official member of the Baker Ambassadors program each semester students must:

  • Attend at least 4 meetings

  • Volunteer for at least 1 event (e.g. set-up, clean-up, sign-in, introductory/closing remarks, etc.)

  • Attend at least 1 special session with a guest (e.g. lunch, reception, etc.)

  • If you cannot attend meetings, you are expected to volunteer in the Baker Center office at least 5 hours OR take a BCCP designated course

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA

  • Commit and adhere to the integrity pledge

At the end of the year official members will be recognized for their contributions by the Director, Dr. Matt Murray, and other members of the Baker Center team in a special ceremony.

Questions? Email Dr. Katie Cahill (


Fall 2017 Meetings

  • Sept. 6

  • Sept. 20

  • Oct. 4, Special Guest: Brock Bosson

  • Oct. 18, Special Guest: Sarah Busse

  • Nov. 1

  • Nov. 15, Special Guest: Lola Alapo 

  • Nov. 29– final Fall 2017 meeting

All meetings are held from 5 to 6 pm, Wednesday nights, in rm. 207/208 at the Baker Center.

TO APPLY: Baker Ambassadors Application 


2017-2018 Baker Ambassadors

  • Caleb Asbury

  • Bailee Beshires

  • Gabriel Cole

  • Hunter Easterly

  • Katherine Fulcher

  • Richard Goyette

  • Morgan Gupton

  • Jay Hearn

  • Emma Jeter

  • Ella LaRose

  • Grace Malone

  • Cole Pawlacyzk

  • Diana Pope

  • Greta Roberts

  • Sydney Selman

  • Hunter Sinclair

  • Wesley Smith

  • Nathan Timbs

  • Mickayla Stogsdill

  • Alexander Tripp

  • Anita Vorhees

  • Behram Wali

  • Skylar Wilmore

Applications from sophomores and up are accepted in the fall and spring semesters.

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