May 22, 2017
MARTINSVILLE – There will be 11 extra helpful faces walking around Patrick Henry Community College in the fall – they’re called the Patriot Ambassadors.
The first of its kind at PHCC, the group will not only help enrolled students around campus, but they’ll also assist faculty and staff members with events on and off campus and will serve as recruiters for the college.
“The student ambassador program will serve as a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing Patrick Henry Community College,” said Shelira Morrison, PHCC recruitment and marketing specialist. “The mission of the program is to cultivate student leaders who will share the PHCC experience with prospective students and community members and represent the college during on and off campus special events.”
However, the program does more than showcase what the college has to offer. It also gives students involved a broader view of the community and the world.
“This program, which brings together students from various academic disciplines and cultural backgrounds, serves to enrich and enhance leadership and communication skills, personal growth and professional development,” Morrison said.
There are several requirements students interested in being Patriot Ambassadors must meet. First, a student must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits in a degree-seeking program during the spring and fall semesters. A student must also be in good academic standing and maintain a 2.5 GPA each term. A pupil must also be available to serve for a certain number of hours per semester. Also, an ambassador must be comfortable working with diverse populations and support diversity and inclusion.
After a student submits an application, qualified individuals are asked to schedule an interview. A panel asks a multitude of questions and ultimately selects the most competent individuals for the position.
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