Student leaders have a critical role to play in the effective operation of a number of aspects of the higher education space. Within the realm of Student Affairs, students are an important and valued part of the community and support services we provide. Student leaders can offer peer support to classmates, assist with events and activities, provide feedback to the institution, and act as a liaison between students and administration. Student Ambassadors from Eastern Gateway Community College will be able to meet all of those expectations.
The students’ personal growth and development as leaders in their college community will not only allow them to thrive as students here at EGCC, but foster their continued success in their future endeavors, whether in the classroom after transferring to a 4-year institution, or in the workplace after attaining an associate’s degree. These student leaders will also help represent the college within the community. They will be able to present themselves in a professional manner to businesses, and volunteer agencies, community organizations, and beyond.
Having successfully completed the program, students will be known as leaders on campus who can serve as ambassadors on campus and within the community. In their last semester at EGCC, students will receive an honors cord and recognition at the Honors Convocation prior to Spring Commencement. Interested students must complete an application, which includes a short essay, and also requires a letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member. They have completed at least one full 16-week semester at EGCC, hold at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be enrolled for six or more credit hours.