Alumni Admissions Representatives Program (AARs)

The Alumni Admissions Program helps maintain our tradition of academic excellence by encouraging academically talented students to apply and attend Shippensburg University.  As a member of the Alumni Admissions Representatives Program, you will provide the "personal attention" and "encouragement" that can make the difference between a student choosing Ship or another institution. Providing your perspective as an alumnus is the most important component to the success of this program, and is an invaluable element that helps the University reach and possibly exceed its overall undergraduate enrollment goals.

Our Mission

The mission of the Alumni Admissions Representatives Program is to encourage alumni to volunteer their time to identify and recruit academically talented high school and transfer studfents to further their educations at Shippensburg University.

Who are the AARs?

Members of the AAR Program are Ship alumni who have expressed an interest in assisting the Office of Admissions in the recruitment of prospective students. AARs serve their local region and participate in a variety of Opt-in Volunteer recruitment activities

AAR Program Goals

The goals of the program are:

  • To provide alumni an opportunity to connect with their alma mater and stay informed of developments within the Ship family.
  • To provide regional assistance to the admissions staff in targeted recruitment areas.
  • To provide a local information source for prospective students, applicants, admitted and enrolled students, and their families.
  • To present scholarships to incoming Ship students at local high schools.
  • To increase the number of highly competitive, diverse, and qualified students applying to Shippensburg University at the undergraduate level.

Time Commitment

Volunteers in the Alumni Admissions Program are asked each year to participate in a variety of recruitment activities. As volunteer opportunities vary, so does the time commitment required for each opportunity. For the program’s success, it is important that all members are trained and made aware of yearly updates. 

How you can Help!

AARs participate in local and regional recruitment activities such as college fairs, high school visits, area information sessions, and contacting admitted students. AARs are ambassadors for the University who act as local contacts for students, families, and admission counselors. Responsibilities may vary depending on which type of Opt-in Volunteer Opportunity you participate in. If you are considering becoming an Alumni Admissions Representative, please contact Assistant Dean of Admissions, Joseph Luna.