About Dukes & Duchesses

Dukes and Duchesses was established in 1979 as an organization of volunteers dedicated to representing the Office of the University President and Duke University at large. As student ambassadors for President Price, members of Dukes and Duchesses provide a direct student contact to distinguished visitors, Trustees, and guests of the President. Responsibilities include leading campus tours, staffing the President’s Box during home football games, and assisting with special events such as the Board of Trustees dinner.

President: Samantha Miller
Secretary: Sophia Kelley
New Member Coordinator: Catherine Foy
Vice President: Isabella Turchetta
Events Coordinator: Tory Andrews

Members

Class of 2018

Dante Cordaro
Chris Foote
Catherine Foy
Riyanka Ganguly
Sarah Jacobs
Nathalie Kauz
Sophia Kelly
Kyle Miller
Samantha Miller
Ade Okunyade
Thomas Palisi
Brennan Steele
Isabella Turchetta
Houston Warren
Austin Wu

Class of 2019

Tory Andrews
Paula Ajumobi
Analese Bridges   Brian Buhr
George Elliot
Luke Farrell       George Gallagher Zhong Huang     Francis L’Esperance
Nia Moore       Phoebe O’Hara Duncan Parsons Louden Richason
Claudia Seng       Hillary Song
Myla Swallow
Sloan Talbot     Richard Vargo       Trey Walk

Class of 2020 

Briana Buford
Uwa Ihionkhan
Rasheca Logendran
Tristan Mulhotra
Gino Nuzzolillo
Cindy Pan
Tim Skapek
Elle Smyth

Sponsors

Kaitlin Briggs
Terry Chambliss
Audrey Dail

Requirements

Membership in this group is a privilege that requires great responsibility, as D&D ambassadors are frequently university guests’ only contacts with undergraduates during their visit. Members demonstrate their commitment by following the guidelines outlined below.

  • Attendance at weekly meetings is mandatory
  • Members must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Each member must guide at least two campus tours per semester
  • Each member must volunteer a minimum of twelve (10) hours in the Fall and eight (8) hours in the Spring

Recruitment

Dukes and Duchesses is a tight-knit organization that allows members to become intimately involved with the University and its administration. Participation in D&D facilitates substantial personal and professional growth, as well as provides the opportunity to serve Duke University. We invite first- and second-year undergraduates to apply in the spring.

Please direct any questions to

Isabella Turchetta at ddrecruitment2018@gmail.com

The application process consists of a written application and Duke history test, after which we invite candidates to a first round interview and an open house to meet members of D&D. Candidates are then invited to a final round of interviews before we make final selections. We will be posting updates about recruitment on our website and Facebook page.

The application is due Monday, February 13th by midnight. Completed applications should be sent to ddrecruitment2018@gmail.com.

The test dates are February 15th and February 16th at 7pm.

Prospective members can find the application here and the study guide here.