Lion Ambassadors named Penn State Hazleton's students of the month

14 students seated in rows on a bench holding balloons.

Penn State Hazleton Lion Ambassadors (LAMBS) include, front row, from left: Jewel Newbern, Nicholas Pajovich, Cristal Nader, Emily DeLorenzo and Yokaira Concepcion. Second row, from left: Kendall Lobb, Mildred Sanchez Macea, Destiny Angel, Heather Lorah, Kahlan Ciardullo, Tori Fox, Matt Janson, Ayrton Auman and Julia Benjamin. 

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HAZLETON, Pa. — The Penn State Hazleton Lion Ambassadors have been named students of the month for September. 

The Lion Ambassadors were nominated for their devotion and exceptional work to help Penn State Hazleton provide campus tours to prospective students and their families, according to their nominator. 

“In many ways, these students are the face of our campus and devote a great deal of their time and energy to the job,” their nominator wrote. 

The Lion Ambassadors are a chosen group of outstanding students who, as a club, promote Penn State and its interests and goals among current and future students, alumni and friends. 

The club is led by President Matthew Janson, a second-year student from Bloomsburg, and Vice President Destiny Angel, a second-year student from Pottsville. The rest of the members include: 

Ayrton Auman, Tamaqua; Mya Batista, Bronx, New York; Julia Benjamin, Drums; Gabe Bragg, Grahamsville, New York; Hagen Carroll, Nescopeck; Kahlan Ciardullo, Brownstown; Alexandra Clemente, Miami, Florida; Yokaira Concepcion, Hazleton; Emily DeLorenzo, Bloomsburg; Jacques Demosthene, Drums; Tori Fox, Hazleton; Sarah Gottstein, Drums; Mary Holmes, Danville; Kendall Lobb, Pen Argyl; Heather Lorah, Ringtown; Cristal Nader, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Jewel Newbern, Philadelphia; Nicky Pajovich, Berwick; Gretchen Pucklavage, Hometown; and Mildred Sanchez Macea, Hazleton. 

The Lion Ambassadors said they were grateful and honored to learn they had been named students of the month because it shows how much hard work they put in for prospective students and their families. 

“Being one of the student representatives for our campus and being able to share my own Penn State story with families to convince them to choose Penn State has helped me grow as a student and as a person,” Janson said.