The Ad Astra Ambassadors evoke the university’s Latin motto, Per Aspera Ad Astra, or through adversity to the stars.

Commissioned by President Farvardin, the volunteer group contacts alumni by phone, email, social media and other means to encourage their participation as donors through annual giving. US News & World Report and USA Today look at the total number of gifts to a university when they calculate national college rankings. The more alumni that show their confidence by giving, the stronger a university's rank.

For more information on volunteering as an Ad Astra Ambassador, contact [email protected].