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Downtown Ambassadors

Welcome future Downtown Ambassadors! As you already know, Richmond is commonly noted for its rich history, vibrant art scene, delicious food, and even outdoor recreation. This city is quickly becoming recognized nationwide as the place to be! And as students at the University of Richmond, it’s an exciting time to be in the middle of it all.

How can you learn more about Richmond and become a part of this blossoming city? By becoming a Downtown Ambassador!

At UR Downtown, there are so many opportunities to connect yourself and your peers to the city. Throughout our three years as Downtown Ambassadors, we have hosted various RVA First Fridays, community dinners, and TAKE 30 events. Most importantly, we have helped connect Richmond community leaders with our University. Of course, during all of this, we spent many of our dining dollars at Richmond On Broad Café!

The list of opportunities for Downtown Ambassadors seems to be growing as quickly as this city. This year, we are especially excited to further expand the team and recruit students that share a passion for connecting the University community to the city of Richmond.

If you are interested in joining the Downtown Ambassadors team, please fill out an application here. We can’t wait to have you on board!

See you downtown,

Miriam McBride & Colleen Egan
Head Downtown Ambassadors 2016-17

Meet Our Head Downtown Ambassadors

Miriam McBrideMiriam McBride is a senior at the University of Richmond majoring in business administration with a concentration in management and a minor in healthcare studies. One of her favorite parts about the Downtown Ambassadors program is helping to connect her peers with the city of Richmond. She has served as a Downtown Ambassador since 2013 and is excited to lead the Downtown Ambassadors program along with Colleen Egan this upcoming year! 

Colleen EganColleen Egan is a senior at the University of Richmond majoring in Business Administration and Leadership Studies. Colleen first joined UR Downtown in 2014 after hearing Miriam McBride (now fellow Head Downtown Ambassador) talk about the program’s opportunities to connect UR students to downtown Richmond. One of her favorite at UR Downtown was successfully orchestrating a community dinner with the executive director of the Richmond Symphony (no pun intended). Over her short time here in Richmond, she has watched the city become increasingly popular, and she hopes to engage UR students in the city’s growth and development.


  • Attend team excursions every First Friday of the month, 3-5 p.m.
  • Promote and host downtown events
  • Contribute to the downtown blog