Student Ambassadors have a significant impact on fellow student’s educational experiences as well as their own. They help to positively shape the community and the next generation of campus and community leaders. In recognition of the dedication and hard work of our outstanding Ambassadors and student organization leaders the Office of Student Development hosts an Annual Student Development Leadership Recognition Luncheon each spring.
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I teach the Service Learning (GEN 120) course on the WKCTC campus, and also developed and coordinate the college's Student Ambassador Program. The focus of the GEN 120 course and Student Ambassador Program is to educate students of the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community through structured and community-based volunteer work. Students selected as ambassadors are required to enroll and successfully complete GEN 120. The course is open to all students who desire to experience the power of giving and to make sense of the world around us by taking in new information and negotiating meaning out of those interactions.
Volunteerism, through this course, offers a true understanding of the campus and community culture. The course assists in preparing students for their journey in life and fostering strong leadership skills. Volunteering builds a sense of purpose and a chance to help the community and individuals through the development of compassion, increased self-confidence and self-worth, also improving communication skills. Whether you currently volunteer or would like to begin volunteering, you can earn three hours of college level credits, which can be used toward free electives.
For more information contact Dr. Belinda A. Dalton-Russell, Vice President of Student Development, at (270) 534-3081 or Tamara K. Hodges, administrative assistant to the vice president of student affairs, at (270) 534-3069. To register for the Service Learning (GEN 120) course, contact the Master Advising Center, first floor, room 106 in the Anderson Technical Building at WKCTC at (270) 534-3408. What are you waiting for?
Student Ambassadors are expected to work fall and spring semesters however are encouraged to make a yearlong commitment which includes the summer term. Ambassadors also receive a shirt and blazer to wear during tours and campus events.
Some of the Student Ambassador roles include, however not limited to:
The GEN 120 Service Learning course is open to any student who desires to earn (3) hours of college level credit. The course is generally offered fall and spring of each semester. Students can register for the course through the Advisement office located on the first floor of the Anderson Technical Building during open registration. Any student who has completed the course at WKCTC prior to being selected as Student Ambassador is not required to repeat the course.
GEN 120 (3)
Course ID: 003864
Engages students directly in structured, community-based activities to acquaint them with community opportunities, services, and needs. Integrates concepts from the classroom with community service allowing student to practice concepts while developing an appreciation of service. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).