Sophia Mahr (Far right, dressed in black) gives prospective students a tour of PLU. Photo by Matthew Salzano.



She can be seen bouncing around campus, running from place to place, and all with a group of potential students behind her. But who is this ball of energy? One word: workhorse.

Sophia Mahr, a first-year at PLU, is a Lute Ambassador working for the Office of Admissions. As a Lute Ambassador, Mahr tirelessly gives prospective students tours of the campus during the day, and buzzes between locations without slowing down for even a moment.

Her responsibilities extend beyond the regular school day, and include hosting visiting prospective students overnight.

“It’s a real honor,” Mahr said. “I want to be the reason why someone chooses PLU.”

Mahr decided to apply after being inspired by the admissions representatives that came before her, and understood that the process to become an ambassador would be no easy task.

Becoming a Lute Ambassador is extremely competitive. Applicants must go through group and individual interviews, a presentation and quiz before being selected.

Melissa Munson, also a first-year and fellow Lute Ambassador, said that it is all worth it.

“It’s so rewarding,” Munson said. “You feel like a cheerleader for PLU.”

Mahr’s work is not yet done. Chosen ambassadors may continue for all four years that they are at school, and Mahr shows no signs of slowing down.

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