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Student Leadership

ASU-Newport's Student Ambassadors are students who have exhibited leadership in high school. The ambassadors represent ASU-Newport at campus events and community functions serving as true ambassadors for ASUN. For more information on how to become an ASU-Newport Student Ambassador, contact Kevin Pearce ( or Candace Gross ( ).

Meet this year's Student Ambassadors:

Reese Camp

Rachel Holt
Tuckerman, AR
Major: Elementary Education

Why ASUN? Transitioning from high school to college can be difficult, but ASUN makes it easy. I chose ASUN because not only is it affordable but also because I felt right at home. The teachers are able to help each student individually since the classes aren’t as big as they would be at a larger university. Everybody knows everybody, so you never get that feeling of loneliness. I value how the atmosphere is always welcoming and open, and every student is appreciated.

What is your favorite spot at ASUN? The library because I’m an introvert, and it’s just a good place to get work done.


Peyton Koller

Peyton Koller
Tuckerman, AR
Major: General Education

Why ASUN? One of the main reasons I chose ASUN was because of how affordable and close it is to home! I’ve heard nothing but good things from people's past experiences of attending ASUN. The staff members and instructors are beyond nice and helpful! My family means the world to me. I’d do anything for them, and I was not ready to leave them for college. Being able to go to college and still be close to my family is amazing. 

What is your favorite spot at ASUN? The student lounge! I love going there in between classes.


Preston Plummer

Preston Plummer
Newport, AR
Major: General Education

Why ASUN? I chose ASUN for several reasons. The staff was very helpful and friendly when they visited my high school my senior year. Additionally, I heard good things from students who were attending ASUN. ASUN is also very close to home, meaning I can still visit friends and family, and expenses that would normally go to paying for gas or a dorm can now be used for tuition. ASUN was just the right choice for me.  

What is your favorite spot at ASUN? My favorite spot is the student lounge. It's a good place to chat with friends and get a little break from classwork.


Noah Roberson

Noah Roberson
Swifton, AR
Major: General Education-Ag Business

Why ASUN? I chose ASUN because it’s not only affordable but also a comfortable environment. ASUN is basically a family and the faculty genuinely care about your success. Everyone is close to one another and you see more faces that you know than you don't. It makes me feel right at home, and that makes it a much easier environment to excel in.

What is your favorite spot at ASUN? The student lounge is my go-to spot on campus. I can just chill in there with friends and play pong or pool between classes.


Garrett Smith

Garrett Smith
Jacksonport, AR
Major: Business

Why ASUN? I chose ASUN because when I left high school I had no idea what or where I wanted to go in life. I did know that I needed a degree to get there. ASUN allows you to figure out what you want to do at a fraction of the cost compared to larger universities in the state. Small town visions and southern values are instilled all throughout ASUN and that makes you feel welcome and allows you to appreciate all that ASUN does for the communities it serves.

What is your favorite spot at ASUN? The student lounge because the ping pong table , and the friends I’ve made while being in there.