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SCC selects four as Junior Ambassadors

The Surry Community College Ambassador Scholars Program has selected four new junior ambassadors for 2019-2020. Student ambassadors serve as public relations representatives by hosting campus visitors, conducting campus tours, supporting special events, and setting an example of excellence for Surry students.

The new Junior Ambassadors are Brennan Day, Fortino Hernandes, Faith White, and Devon Moore.

Junior Ambassadors receive multiple opportunities to network, meet, and work alongside employers and community leaders, thus creating future career contacts, as well as gaining opportunities to make more informed career decisions. They also get leadership and development training, official collegiate attire, and the potential to become a scholarship paid Ambassador the following academic year.

Day, of Siloam, is working towards an associates in arts degree with plans to transfer to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to major in communications and minor in Spanish. She hopes to have a career in human resources.

While at Surry Community College, Day has been awarded two scholarships through the SCC Foundation, and has made the Dean’s list. She is a member of the Scholars of Global Distinction and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

“It is an honor to be chosen as an ambassador to represent the SCC student body,” Day said. “My goal is to help students to feel welcomed and accepted so they will be successful.”

Hernandes, of Dobson, is earning an associates in arts and hopes to transfer to a four-year university. Besides being an ambassador, he is also a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

“It feels great to be a part of the college,” Hernandes said.

White, of Dobson, is working toward an associate in arts and hopes to transfer to a four-year university after completing another year at Surry. While at the college, she has received the Top-Ten Scholarship given to students who graduate in the top ten for their class in high school.

“It is important to me that I am a Junior Ambassador because I get to represent a school that has done so much for me as a student and share the importance of Surry Community to others,” White said.

Moore, of Pilot Mountain, is studying to earn an associates in science degree. He would like to transfer to Forsyth Tech Community College for dental hygiene and possibly UNC Chapel Hill for dentistry. Besides being an ambassador, he is also a Scholar of Global Distinction.

“I am very honored to be selected as one of the few Junior ambassadors at Surry,” said Moore. “As an ambassador, I have practiced better study habits, made new friends, and have become more engaged in college life/events.”

Brandi Hicks, coordinator of Student Services at the college, is the advisor for the Ambassador Scholars Program.

“Students are nominated and selected based on their strong leadership skills, diverse backgrounds, and a willingness to represent Surry Community College on campus and in the community,” said Hicks. “Ambassadors serve in many capacities while providing tours for our school, meeting individuals throughout the community, and assisting with many fundraising events on campus. SCC is proud to have these fine individuals serving as representatives of our college.”

The SCC Foundation established the Ambassador Scholars Program in 1993. Ambassadors have to maintain a GPA of 3.0 and be nominated by a college faculty or staff member and go through an interview process.

For additional information about the SCC Ambassador Scholars Program, contact Brandi Hicks at 336-386-3384 or hicksb@surry.edu.

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