WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation is seeking applicants for participation in the college’s student ambassador program during the 2021-22 academic year.
According to PCC Annual Fund/Alumni Director John Bacon, the application period began in November and will remain open through Jan. 31.
“The PCC Student Ambassador program is highly-competitive with a history of academic excellence and service to the campus community,” Bacon said. “To ensure that tradition continues, we’re looking for motivated students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, leadership and community service.”
Bacon, who serves as an ambassadors advisor, says applicants must have at least a 3.2 unweighted GPA in college or high school (if they have not yet graduated) in order to be considered for the program.
Students selected to become ambassadors receive scholarships that cover the cost of in-state tuition and fees. They are also given professional attire to wear during official PCC events.
In return, student ambassadors conduct campus tours, assist college personnel with recruiting, and help out during PCC Foundation events, graduation and other college activities. They must also complete at least three hours of leadership development activities per week and maintain full-time enrollment status with a 3.2 GPA or better.
“Though the pandemic has reduced the number of activities requiring ambassador assistance, it has not affected the leadership and service principles we strive to impress upon these outstanding students,” Bacon said. “We want them to take their commitment to the college and the ambassador program seriously and make it their top priority over other work and personal commitments, without exception.”
Bacon said students interested in the PCC Student Ambassador program may contact him at (252) 493-7229 to request an application.