Student Ambassadors have a significant impact on fellow students educational experiences as well as their own. They help to positively shape the community and the next generation of campus and community leaders. In recognition of the dedication and hard work of our outstanding Ambassadors and student organization leaders the Office of Student Development hosts an Annual Student Development Leadership Recognition Luncheon each spring.
- Seyi Aro
- Jonathan Bilak
- Camila DePrado Campos Ferreria
- Drew Hayden
- Charity Itiav-Gar
- Alexis Johnson
- Austin Knapp
- Katharine Maia
- Jessica Newsome
- Gavin Posey
- Melanie P'Poole
- Carlota Salas
- Valentina Salas
An outstanding student leader selected to publicly represent WKCTC, Office of Student Development-Student Affairs, and the community in a multitude of essential capacities. The Ambassador is positive, professional, displays enthusiasm, and a genuine desire and spirit of helpfulness. They seek increased involvement and knowledge of academic programs, student concerns, employee roles, college resources, facilities, and social interaction. The Ambassadors are part of a dynamic team of student leaders, dedicated to creating positive change and student success. Ambassadors make students and campus guests feel welcomed, comfortable, and supported through building strong connections. As an individual and group they ultimately help facilitate the retention, persistence, graduation, and success rate of WKCTC students' as well as the positive advancement of the community.
- Must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours at West Kentucky Community & Technical College.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing.
- Must have completed 12 semester credit hours (preferred at WKCTC).
- Must have earned and maintained a 2.5 CGPA or above.
- Submit a completed application and declaration of commitment.
- Exemplary letter(s) of recommendation from WKCTC faculty, staff, or appointed by Vice President of Student Affairs, and Selection Committee. Subject to review by the college President Leadership Team.
- Demonstrate positive attitude, enthusiasm, strong work ethics, and ability to work as a team.
- Good character and ability to represent WKCTC in an exemplary manner.
- Exhibit commitment, leadership, and ability to successfully carry out the responsibilities of the position.
- Interview with the Vice President of Student Development or Coordinator of Student Development Activities.
- Complete Student Affairs Ambassadors training/meeting module.
- Good character, professional, responsible, caring
- Willingness to learn, expand personal growth, self-confidence, assertiveness, organization and people skills
- Committed to academic success of self and other students
- Selfless attitude desire to promote student life programming, college recruitment, retention, relationships, and student success
- Respects, values, and appreciates diversity
- Enthusiastic, cheerleader, advocate, passionate about WKCTC, students, employees, and the community
- Strong oral communications, time management, and leadership skills
- Willing to learn and serve others in a supportive role
- Flexible, outgoing, committed to positive change
- Works well individually and as a dynamic team
- Helps identify and foster growth of future leaders
- Enjoys meeting, motivating, and working collaboratively with others
- Completes ALL mandatory training, pride
- Demonstrates visible initiative
- Trustworthy, honest, reliable
- Responsible, dependable, prompt
- Committed to WE and US, not I
Student Ambassadors are expected to work fall and spring semesters however are encouraged to make a yearlong commitment which includes the summer term. Ambassadors also receive a shirt and blazer to wear during tours and campus events.
Some of the Student Ambassador roles include, however not limited to:
- Promote Success Connection WKCTC Mentoring Program
- Provide invaluable insight to visitors and students
- Represent WKCTC students and community
- Assist with Student Life programs/Happening Hour
- Support recruitment, retention, college persistence, and graduation efforts
- Reach out to prospective and current students
- Educate students and community of campus services and program
- Promote student involvement in campus and community events
- Complete mandatory training
- Assist with New Student Orientation, high school visits, Welcome Back, Fall Fest, registration, graduation, The Clemens Fine Arts Center events, college fairs, etc.
- Appear in college promotional material
- Serve as role model and mentor to fellow students
- Promote and strive for academic excellence
- Conduct campus tours, assist with campus visits
- Serve as host at Annual Scholarship Auction and Scholarship Day and other community events
- Participate in Student Ambassador training, Judicial Board training, and Student Development Leadership Recognition Luncheon
- Serve as advocate and volunteer with United Way Project United, Elimination Dinner, Stuff the Bus, 5K Run and Fitness Walk, Reading Pals, Volunteer Paducah, and United Way partners
- Gain valuable job related/volunteer experience
- Enhance knowledge of West Kentucky Community and Technical College
- Represent student body and college
- Network with administration, alumni, and friends of the college
- Make new friends
- Build your resume and personal reference base
- Develop strong leadership and communication skills
- Increase self-esteem and goal achievement
- Sharpen professional skills for future career opportunities
- Network with potential employers
- Earn (9) hours in tuition waivers
- Polos and blazer provided
- Free admissions to specified campus and community events
- Featured on college marketing materials
- Student Development and Leadership Recognition Luncheon
GEN 120 (3)
Course ID: 003864
Engages students directly in structured, community-based activities to acquaint them
with community opportunities, services, and needs. Integrates concepts from the classroom
with community service allowing student to practice concepts while developing an appreciation
of service. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).