ACC Student Ambassador Program Has New Additions

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There will be four new faces joining the Alvin Community College Student Ambassadors for the fall 2013 semester. ACC Ambassadors are an important element in attracting students and promoting the college’s mission. During the fall semester ambassadors will help provide information to potential students about ACC services, help create marketing strategies, conduct campus tours, work community events and even volunteer for College and Foundation events.

Ambassadors receive a $600 scholarship for their 40 hour commitment. “It’s a great way for the students to learn Leadership and Public Speaking Skills,” Sitta said. “Throughout the program, they learn that our middle name is ‘Community’ therefore we believe in being the liaison between the community and the college.”

The new ambassadors for the fall semester are Ashlyn Turner, of Alvin; Ashley Mello, of Pearland; Zachary Davis, of Manvel and Kara Van Winkle, of Alvin. The returning ambassadors are Miranda Mejstedt, of Friendswood; Rachel Herring, of Alvin; Reagan Huber, of Alvin; Krista Weaver, of Alvin and
Kelly Vangelder, of Alvin.

Zachary Davis, 20, is a Radio Broadcasting student who joined the
program this fall. “I joined the Ambassadors to become more involved in school,” he said. “I also joined to practice with public speaking and public relations.”

Ashley Mello, 19, is a student in the Pediatric Echocardiography program and became an ambassador to learn more about leadership. “I wanted to be a Student Ambassador because it is a great way to have fun and represent your college,” she said. “This program will allow us to be great leaders in the future.”

Also joining the group for the first time in the fall is Ashlyn Turner, 19, who is a Kinesiology major. “I wanted to be an ambassador to help other students and meet new friends to become a more outgoing person,” she said.

Court Reporting student Kara Van Winkle, 19, enlisted as an ambassador to help fellow students and volunteer for ACC and community events. “I wanted to become an ambassador because it’s a great opportunity to
represent ACC and encourage others to attend ACC,” she said.

Kelly Vangelder, 19, joined the program in the spring of 2013 and returned to develop her leadership skills.
“I wanted to be an ambassador because I love to meet new people and be involved in the community,” said Vangelder, a Health Sciences major. “This program has made me a better leader throughout my life.”
Nursing student Rachel Herring, 19, is a returning ambassador and is looking forward to her involvement with the program.

“I wanted to become an ambassador because I wanted to get involved, meet new people and learn more about my school,” she said. “I also felt that the ambassador program would help me stay on top of my
grades.”

Krista Weaver, 19, is a General Studies student who will serve her second semester as an ambassador this fall. “I feel that as an ambassador I am receiving professional skills such as public speaking and business etiquette that is better preparing me for my future,” she said.

The fall semester will be Miranda Mejstedt’s third as an ambassador. Mejstedt, 20, is a Psychology major.
“I wanted to be a Student Ambassador so I can gain more in leadership skills,” she said.

Ambassador Reagan Huber, 19, also joined the program to develop her leadership abilities. She also served as an ambassador in the 2013 spring semester. “I wanted to be an ambassador because it’s a great experience,” said Huber, a General Studies major. “I also enjoy being a leader on campus.”

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