Ambassadors Prepare for 2012-13 Duties
WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College's newest group of student ambassadors was hard at work last week, taking part in three days of intensive leadership training in preparation for their duties this school year.
In addition to tackling the ropes course at East Carolina University to build teamwork through trust, communication and creativity, the students honed their public speaking skills and participated in a scavenger hunt to become more familiar with campus. They also learned about the responsibilities they will have when a team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges visits campus in September as part of the college’s bid for reaffirmation of accreditation.
Also during the week, the students completed a certificate program based on Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." Instruction was led by Susan Everett, the college’s vice president of administrative services.
During the final phase of their leadership training, ambassadors elected officers, scheduled meetings for fall semester, and selected a service project for the year. Last year’s student ambassadors raised $2,900 for the Ronald McDonald House.
PCC student ambassadors are selected annually through an application and interview process conducted each spring. Those chosen receive scholarships from the PCC Foundation to attend Pitt.
In return, ambassadors conduct campus tours, recruit, and assist with school-related events and activities. They must also perform weekly service hours and maintain a 3.0 grade point average or better.