ACC Spring Ambassadors
There will be four new members to the Alvin Community College Student Ambassadors program for the 2017 Spring semester.
ACC Ambassadors are an important element in attracting students and promoting the college’s mission. During the 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 45-hour commitment.
“The Student Ambassador program is important to ACC because it allows prospective students to interact with current students,” said Sammi Sanders, student recruiter. “This way, they’re hearing about the college and what we have to offer from a fellow student. Additionally, they are able to make connections before ever stepping foot on campus.”
The new ambassadors for the spring semester are: Purelily Ekpo,of Alvin; Sharline Law, of Angleton; Linda Manyida, of Alvin and Blessed Chishanga, of Alvin.
Returning ambassadors are: Taylor Alvarez, of Santa Fe; Maddison Goss, of Alvin; Julie Higuera, of Alvin; Ashley Montieth, of Alvin; Madison Pilkington, of Alvin and Noelle Rebresh, of League City.
Ekpo, originally from Nigeria, joined the program for an opportunity to work with others on campus and make connections with other students.
“Impacting lives, that’s what I am being called to do,” she said. “I’m stepping out of my comfort zone as a Student Ambassador. It has made me realize that I could be one out of the millions of people who can motivate others by making them understand that life’s processes is all about learning and it never ends.”
Law pursued an ambassadorship to assist other students in pursuing their education and to give back to the college.
“I chose to become a Student Ambassador to help my fellow peers and those who aspire to be college graduates,” she said. One think I’ve learned during my academic journey is that guidance, support and a friendly face goes a long way. I strive to be one of those examples for someone every day. ACC is a great college that embodies the definition of community. As we say in my nursing class, ‘We’re all in this together.’ At ACC that statement stands true. Not only does this college help its students with academics, it also provides personal aid to ensure the students have the tools they need to become successful within their field of study.”
The Ambassador program was a valuable way for Manyida, a Zimbabwe native, to meet others on campus.
“I decided to become a Student Ambassador because I wanted to be the face of ACC,” she said. “I also have the opportunity to meet people from different schools and tell them about Alvin Community College.”
A native of Zimbabwe, Chishanga joined the Ambassadors to help students see the value of a college education.
“After coming to the United States and settling in at ACC, I’ve had a wonderful experience,” he said. “I am able to see the good in ACC and share my experience with others in our community. Becoming a Student Ambassador was a great step towards sharing my good experiences.”
Photo cutline: The 2017 Spring Student Ambassadors are, from left, Noelle Rebresh, of League City; Madison Pilkington, of Alvin; Purelily Ekpo, of Alvin; Taylor Alvarez, of Santa Fe; Blue; Julie Higuera of Alvin, Linda Manyida, of Alvin; Madison Goss, of Alvin; Ashley Montieth, of Alvin and Sharline Law, of Angleton.