decorative image of 0621-AMBASSADORS_uez9fg , Pensacola State selects new student Ambassadors 2017-01-17 14:23:41 Published: 06-16-2016

Seven new student Ambassadors have joined the Pensacola State College family.

Kidada Brown, Cora Cook, Amanda Faller, Bailee Reeder, Rabecca Cowen, Leah Struble and Heather Sport will serve as official PSC hostesses starting this summer. They will join six returning Ambassadors – Coltin James, Alonzo Moody, Kolby Copeland, Victoria Fader, Jasmyn Hearn, Kayla Pritchett – and represent the college during campus visits and tours, commencements, alumni and foundation activities and recruiting initiatives.

Tom Gilliam, vice president of Students Affairs and General Counsel, said the Ambassadors will play an important role at PSC during the upcoming school year.

“In addition to hosting events they will participate in orientation sessions for new students, give tours of our campus, serve as peer recruiters to provide information about PSC to graduating seniors and assist as peer success coaches for students who need extra attention to be successful in their studies,” he said. “The seven students joining our Ambassador program this year have been through a competitive process that has demonstrated their academic abilities as well as their drive and dedication to being student leaders. They join an impressive group with our returning Ambassadors, and I believe the experience will allow them to grow professionally as individuals. We could not be more proud of these excellent students.”

Samantha Hill, adviser to the Ambassadors, echoed Gilliam’s statements.

“We felt these seven young ladies exemplified the model PSC student. They are outgoing, outstanding students and great leaders in the making,” she said.

The new Ambassadors – all 2016 high school graduates – were chosen from a pool of more than 30 applicants. Criteria for selection was based on demonstration of leadership, academic achievement, community involvement and display of pride and ownership of PSC.

Ambassadors also receive a full scholarship to PSC which covers tuition, books, fees and other costs.

Brown, a Milton High graduate, looks forward to representing the college.

“Pensacola State is such a part of this community and I am proud to be one of the voices that will be sharing the good news about the college,” Brown said. “I am honored to be an Ambassador and look forward to being a PSC student.”

Cook is a Pace High grad, Faller is from Pine Forest, Cowen is from Gulf Breeze, and Reeder, Struble and Sport, are all Tate High grads.

“The Ambassador program is an opportunity for our students to develop leadership and communication skills, while conveying PSC’s mission of ‘maximizing educational opportunities… that develop the academic, career, personal and aesthetic capabilities of individuals for the benefit of themselves and the global community,’” Hill added. “We’re expecting great things from these young ladies.”

For more information, contact Sheila Nichols at 850-484-1428 or snichols@pensacolastate.edu.