WQPT Ambassadors

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Get Involved and Have Fun

If you like volunteering, Public Television and meeting people– you'll love being a WQPT/PBS Ambassador.


This fun and rewarding experience offers regional college students hands-on experience by representing WQPT. Since 2004, the WQPT/PBS Ambassador program has provided more than 100 students hands-on experience in the fields of marketing, public affairs, event planning and much more. This invaluable opportunity allows students to gain real world experience while representing one of America's must trusted brands—Public Television.

Ambassadors are a highly trained extension of the WQPT volunteer force. Students have fun engaging with the public in a variety of settings like Imagination Station and other station events and activities. Apply today
View our volunteering opportunities or contact us to learn more.


Students Just Like You


The majority of WQPT/PBS Ambassadors have been students from these regional colleges and universities: Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Illinois College, Illinois State University, Kaplan University, Northern Illinois University, Scott Community College, St. Ambrose University, University of Iowa, Monmouth College and Western Illinois University.


How to Apply

For information on how to apply, contact Bea Brasel via e-mail to be-brasel@wiu.edu.


Our 2015-16 Ambassadors

Pictured above Front Left: Cody Hageman(1), Iame Rea(2), Kasey Fish(1), Grace Brasel(3) and Christopher Black(4). Back Left: John McAfoos(1), Rich Yerington(1), Lauren Tague(5), Kathryn Reed(5), Remona Laing(6) and Nicolas Riojas(3). Not Pictured: Alexandra Lenger(7) and Katherine Williams(6).
1. Western Illinois University-QC; 2. University of Iowa, 3. Augustana College; 4. Black Hawk College; 5. Illinois State University, 6. St. Ambrose University; 7. Iowa State University.


WQPT Wins Grassroots Advocacy Award

In 2013, WQPT-Quad Cities PBS received the Grassroots Advocacy Award from the National Friends of Public Broadcasting (NFPB) for our WQPT/PBS Ambassador program. A part of the mission of NFPB is to showcase outstanding public broadcasting volunteers, volunteer-led programs, and volunteer program managers from across the nation. Read more

"WQPT understands the importance of being active in the community and that it can be difficult to do so with a very small staff.  WQPT relies on Student Ambassadors to represent WQPT in its community to build reading, science and math skills through WQPT programming.  The Student Ambassadors bring the best resources from PBS Kids to the Quad City region through workshops, school visits, library activities and special events.  These resources provide support for parents, teachers and caregivers who touch the lives of children and strengthen the community's future."


Past Ambassadors

WQPT/PBS Ambassadors
2014–2015 WQPT/PBS Ambassadors

WQPT/PBS Ambassadors
2013–2014 WQPT/PBS Ambassadors