Back row l-r: Cody Lamkin, Brian Foster, and Breanna Laws
Front row l-r: WCC Program Advisor, Morgan Staley, Cody Hartley, and Angela Torres
Not pictured: Hailey Hogan
Wilkesboro, N.C. – Wilkes Community College appointed six students to the Student Ambassadors Program for the 2019-2020 school year. Morgan Staley, Coordinator of Recruiting serves as the program advisor. The following Wilkes Community College students have been selected as 2019-2020 Student Ambassadors.
Student ambassadors receive a $500 scholarship for each semester they serve as an ambassador. The Kulynych Foundation funds the scholarships awarded to the student ambassadors.
Mr. Pete Kulynych is recognized as a Wilkes Community College Heritage Society member. The Heritage Society recognizes individuals who have included the college in their estate planning. The Kulynych Fund has been established, and the interest of that fund will support the Pete Kulynych Leadership Scholarships each year for students participating in the WCC Ambassadors Program.
Morgan Staley, Coordinator of Recruiting stated, “The student ambassadors are able to connect with both students and faculty on campus, while also gaining leadership experience. We at WCC are so thankful for all of their efforts and the time they spend serving our students and campus.”
Students selected to serve as Wilkes Community College Student Ambassadors represent the college in an official capacity at special events throughout the year. Student ambassadors will bring leadership skills to their new role and provide an invaluable service by serving as liaisons between the college, its students, and the community. Ideal ambassadors are service-oriented, committed to creating change in their community, and excited to share their experiences at Wilkes Community College with others.
The Student Ambassadors Program brings together students from various academic disciplines and cultural backgrounds and serves to cultivate role models and mentors within the student population. The program enriches and enhances communication skills, personal growth, and professional development among its members while creating long-lasting ties with Wilkes Community College. Other benefits from serving as a student ambassador are leadership development, resume enhancement, student ambassador attire, and tuition assistance.
The following criteria determine the eligibility for students to serve as ambassadors.
Other responsibilities of student ambassadors include representing the college by helping with student orientations, campus tours, visits by dignitaries, student assistance on the first day of each semester, and other duties as assigned by the program advisor. They will also help with WCC Foundation events such as MerleFest.
Students who were interested in the Student Ambassadors Program were required to submit an application in February 2019. After the packets were reviewed by the selection committee, the committee interviewed potential ambassadors and made its selections. Six new ambassadors serve the Wilkes Campus. Once the selected ambassadors accepted the position and signed a statement of intent, they began their official duties in the summer of 2019.
For more information about the WCC Student Ambassadors Program, contact Morgan Staley at 336-838-6509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on becoming a member of the WCC Heritage Society, please contact Allison Philips, at 336-838-6491 or Allison.email@example.com.
Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community, and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.