Student Ambassador Application Deadline Extended

PCC's newest group of student ambassadors met for the first time this month at Brook Valley Country Club. They are, left to right: Jarius Washington, Chelsea Jolly, Abigail Keesler, Alacin Lozner, Whitley Anderson, Sarah Cooke, Yamileth Espino and Victoria Blount. Not pictured is Krystan Simpson.

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation has extended the application deadline for students interested in participating in the college’s Student Ambassador Program during the 2023-24 academic year. 

According to PCC Scholarships Coordinator Kim Simpkins, the new deadline for applying to become an ambassador is Feb. 19. She advised prospective applicants not to wait until the last minute to apply, saying the application process is “extensive.” 

Simpkins, who serves as an ambassadors advisor, says 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.” 

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. 

Applications are available on the “Student Ambassador Leadership Program” page of the PCC Foundation website.