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WKU Spirit Masters

Western Kentucky University's Spirit Masters originated from a trip Dr. Carl Kell, Professor of Communication, made to the University of Alabama, where he met a group of student ambassadors. Impressed by these students, Dr. Kell brought the idea back to WKU President, Dr. John Minton, who approved the establishment of the student ambassador group known today as Spirit Masters.

The inaugural group of twelve men and twelve women was selected and presented to the University in the spring of 1981. The group's name was derived from the University's motto: "The Spirit Makes The Master."



Spirit Masters are the official student ambassadors of Western Kentucky University.  Through service to WKU, we are responsible for preserving traditions, striving for excellence, and making the spirit of WKU contagious.  It is the role of Spirit Masters not only promote WKU's spirit of hospitality to guests, but also inspire the student body to strive for the sense of excellence that WKU as a University reaches toward.  As a diverse student group, we work with each other and WKU officials to extend the spirit of WKU to others so they, too, can understand how "The Spirit Makes the Master." 



To request a Spirit Master for your event, please submit the Spirit Master Request Form.

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 Last Modified 1/31/24