Meet the Ambassadors

Executive Board

NATE NADEW | Executive Officer



He is a management major at Radford University also planning to continue with his MBA here at the COBE business school next semester. He is also been a member for Phi-Theta-Kappa Worldwide Honor since 2011. Born and raised in Ethiopia, then moved to the states four years ago. He enjoys reading, traveling abroad, and playing tennis. After graduation he is hoping to work for very reputable Airline Company as an airline manger.


CHAFELMER MUMBA | Assistant Executive Officer


Chafelmer Mumba is the Assistant Executive Officer for COBE ambassadors. She is senior studying Marketing  with a minor in design appreciation focusing on fashion merchandising. Her hometown is Jacksonville, FL. Chafelmer was recently featured in an Oprah Winfrey documentary "Belief". She has interned with Part2Pictures, a media company based in New York, and a church called The Ramp. There she has expanded her marketing skills and learned more about marketing in those type of work fields






She is an International Student from Nigeria and Senior at Radford with a pursuit to get Marketing degree and Communication minor. After she graduates, she will like to go on to get her Master’s in Business Administration. Her dream is to work for Apple and then go on to open a company of her own down the line. She is very involved on campus being a 3rd year Resident Assistant, the marketing co-chair for the COBE Ambassador, and she's also a member of International Student Affairs Council (ISAC).


CHRISTIAN SANTIAGO | Assistant Executive Officer



Christian is a Senior with an marketing major and a economics minor. He serves as marketing chair for the college of business and economics.  He has never been outside the United States.  I like to hangout, workout, and get involved. He is so excited to be a part of the ambassador team and can’t wait for what this year has in store.



ELAINE BLAND | Training and Development Chair



Elaine is an ambitious accounting major with big dreams of living in a city and becoming a partner at an accounting firm. Until then, she enjoys going on hikes, playing soccer, and seeing live music.







Etrenda is a junior here at Radford University and a Management major. She was born in West Africa and came to the states in the year 2000 and she currently lives in Northern Virginia with her family. Most of  her free time is spent socializing with friends, studying, and going on outdoor adventures. Apart from COBE Ambassadors she is also a member of African Student Association, a Univ100 Peer Instructor, and a student worker in Walker Technology lab. 


ROBBY KING| Tutoring Chair



Robby is a senior accounting major. He considers himself to be an extremely involved student of the college of business and economics but in his free time he enjoys doing outdoor activities with friends.




SYDNI CHERNAULT | Marketing Committee


Sydni is a Marketing and Economics Major with a minor in Entrepreneurship.  She is the first in her family to attend college.  She holds an executive position within the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi.  Outside of school she enjoys listening to music, being active outdoors, traveling and spending time with friends and family.  



ALEX GRIZZARD | Social Committee



He is a senior accounting major from Blacksburg,Va. COBE Ambassadors have allowed him to work closely with the students and faculty at Radford University to make a meaningful difference around campus. Alex's hobbies include riding his bike, eating Mexican food, and analyzing the stock market. Currently he works at a small accounting firm and will be relocating to Maryland after graduation to start his career



MAKENSEY CLARK | Tutoring Committee



Makensey is a junior, double major in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Economics at Radford University. She is from Newport News, Virginia and enjoys hiking, fishing and photography in her free time. After graduating Radford, she intends to receive her Masters of Business Administration and then start her own business.



HALLE GAMBLE | Marketing Committee



Halle Gamble is a senior dual major in Marketing and Management with a concentration in entrepreneurship. She is a two year Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor that is determined to accomplish her dreams and have fun. After graduating she plans to open her own business but in the meantime she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.


AALIYAH PATTERSON | Social Committee



Aaliyah is from Danville, Virginia and is a junior, Business Management major and a new member of the COBE Ambassadors. She is also a member of Radford’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. After her school career is complete, sge plans on opening up an assisted living facility.  



KELSEY VAN ASCH | Tutoring Committee



Kelsey is from Danville, VA and is  a Junior here at Radford University. She is double majoring in Accounting and Finance. Kelsey loves to watch movies and hang out with friends in her spare time. 




REBECCA FARRIS | Marketing Committee


Rebecca is a Senior marketing major here at Radford University. At first she had a difficult time finding a major but now she is in love and very passionate about marketing. She hopes to ultimately work at a creative ad agency and see her ideas come to life. In her spare time she works at a local Italian restaurant and when not there, she likes to be social with her friends.




TYLER FRANCIS | Tutoring Committee



Tyler is a senior Economics major and Mathematics minor. He is a member of the Student Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIPO) and the Economics Student Association (ESA) in addition to the COBE Ambassadors. He enjoys working out, watching sports, and hanging out with friends.



BRIDGETTE BURCHETT | Training and Development Committee



Bridgette Burchett is a senior double majoring in accounting and finance. She enjoys hanging out with friends, hiking, kayaking, and being with family as much as she can. She is the President of Radford University Financial Management Association (FMA) Club, member of Beta Alpha Psi, member of Beta Gamma Sigma, and others.