RCCC instates student ambassadors

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 25, 2016

SALISBURY — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College recognized its latest group of student leaders at a recent board of trustees meeting.

The Rowan-Cabarrus Student Ambassador Program is a group of outstanding students who are selected to represent the college in multiple capacities. Student ambassadors reach out to prospective students, conduct campus tours, participate in and help promote various college events and assist with the successful transition of new students to the campus.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College began the program in 2010. The RCCC Foundation sponsors the leadership program and provides scholarships to the student participants. The program has grown to include robust leadership development opportunities.

“I’m very proud of the Rowan-Cabarrus student ambassadors and am excited to welcome this new group of leaders into the program,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus. “We believe that developing our students into community leaders and active citizens is a part of our job at the college. These students will definitely leave Rowan-Cabarrus equipped to lead in their careers and communities.”

The 2016-17 Rowan-Cabarrus Student Ambassadors include:

  • Jimmy Bellamy of Concord, associate in arts
  • Dora Gonzalez of Rockwell, associate in arts
  • Rebecca Murphy of Salisbury, associate in arts
  • Trent Phillips of Salisbury, associates in applied science, business administration
  • Brianna Swint of Kannapolis, associate in arts

Student ambassadors are dedicated to student success, diversity and strengthening student connections. Ambassadors enjoy working with people, are committed to creating change in their respective communities, and are excited about sharing their experiences at Rowan-Cabarrus with others.

“These top student leaders act as liaisons between the college and prospective students, their families, guests, alumni, business partners and friends of the college,” said Natasha Lipscomb, director of student life at the college. “This leadership opportunity enables this prestigious team to develop and expand a wide range of transferrable skills that will benefit them well beyond their time here at Rowan-Cabarrus including public speaking, networking and communication and interpersonal skills.”

The program is supported by the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation. Student ambassadors earn a scholarship for their service to the college.

For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, visit www.rccc.edu or call 704-216-7222.