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RCCC names seven student ambassadors for 2019-20

SALISBURY — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has named seven students as student ambassadors for the 2019-20 term.

The student leaders were recognized at a recent board of trustees meeting.

The new ambassadors and the degrees they’re pursuing are:

• Claire Allen, associate in arts.

• Stephen Blankenship, associate in applied science, information technology.

• Autumn Goodwin, associate in general education-prehealth.

• Isaac Mayle, associate in science and engineering.

• Grace Peters, associate in applied science-welding.

• Sophia Pimentel, associate in science.

• Xu “Lilly” Shuying, associate in Science.

“I am very proud of our Rowan-Cabarrus student ambassador program and am excited to welcome this new group of leaders,” said RCCC President Carol S. Spalding. “We believe that developing our students into community leaders and responsible, active citizens is part of our job at the college. Their experience as ambassadors will equip them to be engaged, effective leaders in their careers and communities.”

Student ambassadors reach out to prospective students, conduct campus tours, participate in and help promote college activities, and assist with the transition of new students to campus. The college began the ambassador program in 2010.

Sponsored by the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation, it provides scholarships to the student participants, as well as offers leadership development opportunities.

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

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