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2019-2020 Student Ambassadors

Volume 12 Issue 16

April 29 - May 6, 2019

This is the final issue of Yourspace for the semester. Have a great summer!

Congratulations 2019-2020 Student Ambassadors

2019-2020 Student Ambassadors pictured L-R: Whitney Ferguson, Jacquelin Vargas-Hernandez, Allie Morgan, and Luis Munoz.

Montgomery Community College proudly announces the new 2019-2020 Student Ambassadors. They are Whitney Ferguson, Jacquelin Vargas-Hernandez, Allie Morgan, and Luis Munoz.

Student Ambassadors are selected by a competitive application and interview process. Ambassadors must be in good academic standing, demonstrate leadership qualities, and must be willing to represent Montgomery Community College throughout the year at various events at MCC and in the county. In return, they are awarded a Student Ambassador scholarship to cover tuition, fees and expenses throughout their year of service.

"Not just anyone can be an ambassador," said Jessica Latham, Coordinator of Student Life and Recruitment. "They will be talking to complete strangers about MCC. They'll travel to events and work outside of their regular school schedule. It takes a lot of dedication," she said.

Meet the ambassadors

Ambassador Whitney Ferguson is no stranger to being a school representative. She is active in PTO at her son's school and volunteers at his school events. She is a Medical Assisting major and says she wants to be able to share her journey with prospective students because it's never too late to learn new skills. Whitney says she is looking forward to meeting new people and making personal and professional connections that will help her after she graduates. Her short-term goal is to start her career as a medical assistant.

Ambassador Jacquelin "Jackie" Vargas-Hernandez is already a seasoned veteran, as she is also an Ambassador for Montgomery County Early College. She enjoys telling incoming students about all the activities and experiences she has had as an Early College student which, she says, have been very positive. Jackie is an Associate in Science major at MCC and has made the honors list this year. Her goal upon graduating is to transfer to a university to study medicine.

Ambassador Allie Morgan enjoys volunteering as a classroom assistant and working with third graders at Candor Elementary School. As an ambassador, she is looking for opportunities that help her grow and develop her leadership skills. Allie's an Associate in Science major and has a strong desire to help others. She would like to be a teacher or a doctor someday.

Ambassador Luis Munoz is familiar with the duties of ambassadorship since he has a work-study position in the President's Office. Luis frequently assists with MCC Foundation and public relations functions. He is an Associate in Arts major, is a member of Phi Beta Lambda, and wants to transfer to UNC-Charlotte to earn a bachelor's degree in exercise science. Luis said he looks at being an ambassador as an opportunity to grow as an excellent all-around student and looks forward to an unforgettable experience.

Whitney, Jackie, Allie, and Luis will work their first event as ambassadors on May 8 as ushers for graduation. Congratulations, and have a great year!

Cash for Textbooks!

At the General Store

Summer Lifeguard jobs available

Towns of Troy and Biscoe have openings for lifeguards.

Town of Biscoe will train you if you do not have experience. Must be at least 16 years old. apply in person at Biscoe Town Hall, 110 West Main Street, Biscoe.
Town of Troy applicants must be at least 16 years old. Apply in person at Troy Town Hall, 315 North Main Street, Troy. Call 910-572-4464 for more information. certification training dates are to be determined.

Nursing Students Take Lessons From a Mouse

Nursing students in their final semester begin the transition into nursing practice through classroom leadership and teamwork exercises. The contraptions they are working on are mousetraps made from bits and pieces of materials found in bathroom or kitchen cabinets. The students created them and tied their designs back to important principles from a book entitled, “Lessons from the Mouse: a Guide for Applying Disney World’s Secrets of Success to Your Organization, Your Career, and Your Life.”

The students were asked to apply principles from the book to their clinical experiences. For example, one such principle is called, “Why ‘What time is the 3 o’clock parade?’ is not a stupid question.” It is based on the idea that questions patients or family members ask, which might seem ridiculously obvious, reveal underlying anxieties or a need for reassurance.

Students learned that the more empathetic they could be, the better nurses they would be. That’s some good advice from a little Mouse!

Congratulations to all our Practical Nursing graduates who will celebrate the culmination of their hard work at the Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 PM in the Multipurpose Room.

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