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Student Ambassadors Raise Money for AHA

PCC Student Ambassadors concluded their annual service project this month by presenting a $1,533-check to the American Heart Association. Posing with the ceremonial check are ambassadors Sam Jarman, Rebecca Haislip, Hayes Lovett, Stephanie Sanders, Tamsey Evans, Samantha Gurganus, Lindsay Arnold, Kiara Stanley, Blake Herring and Lauren Porter, left to right.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College Student Ambassadors wrapped up their annual service project this month by presenting a $1,533-check to the Greenville branch of the American Heart Association (AHA).

Throughout the current semester, PCC ambassadors have held fundraisers to benefit the charitable organization, whose mission is to build better lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Leslie Rogers, PCC Assistant Vice President of Student Services and an ambassadors advisor, said the students selected AHA as the focus of their annual service project because the father of one current ambassador is a heart transplant candidate.

“Their motivation for fundraising this year was driven by a health concern for one of their own,” she said. “The community’s response to their fundraising efforts was very positive.”

Rogers went on to explain that the ambassador’s service project is an excellent learning opportunity for the students.

“The community service component of the student ambassador program is designed to encourage and teach good citizenship,” she said. “We are training these outstanding students to be both leaders and to find causes for which they feel passionate to improve their community.”

PCC ambassadors are selected annually through an application and interview process conducted each spring. Those who are 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.