Colleges of Distinction Announces its First Student Ambassador

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January 7, 2019

Colleges of Distinction Announces its First Student Ambassador

Students get their chance to share advice and experiences


AUSTIN, TX—Colleges of Distinction, which helps prospective students find the “right school,” not the “best school,” announces its new Colleges of Distinction Student Ambassador Program.

Throughout the nation, over 350 Colleges of Distinction are helping students learn, grow, and succeed with individual-focused services and curricula. Now, the students who have benefitted from these schools are reaching out to encourage prospective college-goers. By featuring the experiences of current students, Colleges of Distinction is giving prospective students a way to know what they’re jumping into—rather than being the first off the dock.

In lieu of numerical rankings, Colleges of Distinction recognizes schools through four main pillars: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities, and Successful Outcomes. And who better to testify to these pillars at a College of Distinction than its students themselves? “We wanted to have real student voices representing our member institutions,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer. “Each college experience is unique to each individual student, and this is a great way to illustrate how different students are taking advantage of their time.

Student Ambassadors, who are nominated by administrators and or/faculty from their respective institution, are invited to write about a topic that highlights an aspect of their undergraduate experience. They then work with the Colleges of Distinction editing team to publish an article in the Colleges of Distinction website’s Advice for Students section. Each student will be able to include their article and its promotion in their portfolio.

The Colleges of Distinction Student Ambassador Program kicked off with a piece by Lindsey Hrinowich, a student from Anderson University in Indiana. Read her article here.

If you are interested in getting involved in our Student Ambassador program, contact Erin Pettus at

About Colleges of Distinction

For 18 years, Colleges of Distinction has been a resource for school counselors, thousands of parents and students, and hundreds of colleges across the U.S. Its mission: help parents and students find not just the “best” college, but the right college.


For more information and comments from Colleges of Distinction, contact Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer, Colleges of Distinction, 512-994-0203 x708,


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