SCC seeking applicants for student ambassador program

Feb 23, 2017

Student AmbassadorsSCC is currently accepting applications for the Somerset Community College Student Ambassador Program. Twenty students will be chosen through a selective process to serve as Student Ambassadors for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates are sought from each of the six SCC locations, including Somerset and Laurel Campuses, and Casey, Clinton, McCreary and Russell County Centers.

SCC student ambassadors serve in a public relations capacity and represent the college at campus and community events. Some of the events ambassadors work include: SCC’s International Festivals, Earth Day, Teen Theatre, Science Olympiad, Honors Night and graduation, among others. Ambassadors also assist with recruiting efforts, conduct campus tours and provide information about SCC to prospective students, school groups and the general public.

SCC Student Ambassadors are required to work 40 hours per semester and receive a scholarship equivalent to six credit hours for each semester served. In addition, ambassadors also have excellent networking opportunities and receive training in professional etiquette, leadership, customer service and communication skills.

In order to apply, students must hold at least a 3.0 grade point average and must have completed at least six credit hours at SCC. They must also be enrolled in for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters as either a full or part-time students.

In addition to the basic requirements, applicants should possess the following skills or qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Dependable
  • A genuine interest in helping others
  • Ability to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Have the time to fully participate in the program
  • Must be a student who will project a positive, professional image of the college

The application deadline is April 15. Applications may be completed online at http://bit.ly/2lMdwXv. In addition to the application, it is required to provide two letters of recommendation from any SCC full-time, permanent faculty or staff member.

Contact Melissa Winstead, student ambassador coordinator, for more information at melissa.winstead@kctcs.edu or (606) 451-6657.