PCC Foundation Seeking Ambassador Program Applicants

PCC Student Ambassadors pose for a group photo with President Lawrence Rouse prior to helping out with the college's fall graduation ceremony in December. From left to right are: Kevin Cruz-Torres, Krystan Simpson, Yamileth Espino, Dylan Evans, Rouse, Sarah Cooke, Whitley Anderson, Harriss Evans and Chelsea Moore.

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation is encouraging students to apply for participation in the college’s Student Ambassador Program during the 2022-23 academic year.

According to PCC Scholarships Coordinator Kim Simpkins, the highly-competitive program offers opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through their assistance with PCC Foundation events, recruiting and other college activities. Individuals selected for the program receive scholarships that cover the cost of in-state tuition and fees.

“Over the years, students in the ambassadors program have established an impeccable reputation with regard to academic performance, leadership and volunteerism,” Simpkins said. “We’re looking for highly-motivated students who will continue and build upon that tradition of excellence.”

Simpkins, an ambassadors advisor, said the application deadline is Jan. 31. She noted the “application is extensive” and advised prospective applicants not to wait until the last minute to apply.

To be considered for the ambassadors program, students must have at least a 3.2 unweighted GPA in college or high school (if they have not yet graduated). Other considerations include leadership experience, community service participation, knowledge of PCC and the community, and oral and written communication skills.

In addition to scholarships, ambassadors receive professional attire to wear during official PCC events. They also take part in leadership and personal development training.