student ambassadors

The Central Carolina Community College Ambassadors are student leaders that represent many facets of the college and local community. Students chosen to serve as Ambassadors will be offered many opportunities to engage in collegiate affairs. Candidates are nominated by a faculty or staff member and confirmed by formal selection committee. Once selected, students are required to attend a leadership development course during the summer semester and serve for one complete academic year. As compensation, students are provided free in-state tuition and fees, plus all necessary uniforms for that year.

CCCC Student Ambassadors

Ambassadors 2017


Name: Selina Boehm
Hometown: Weinheim, Germany
Academic Program: Associate Degree Nursing
Interesting Fact: I speak German and Portuguese.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: My favorite thing is all the support systems available, like the TRiO program (that help students from disadvantaged backgrounds), the Academic Assistance Center, my fellow students and the instructors.
Advice for Students: Don't feel afraid to ask your fellow students, advisor and instructors for help. The questions you have, others might also have.


Name: Yeida Marie Casais
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Academic Program: Associate Degree Nursing
Interesting Fact: I loved working in the field of Ophthalmology, but I've always been passionate about becoming a Labor and Delivery Nurse.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: The availability of free resources that are provided in order to help each student achieve success.
Advice for Students: Do your "homework" ahead of time in regards to the types of programs, classes, and resources that are provided at CCCC. Then try to come in with an idea of what you would like to achieve while attending CCCC and discuss your plan with your advisor.


Name: Matthew Ford
Hometown: Cary, NC
Academic Program: Associate in Science
Interesting Fact: I am a volunteer Manager at Humans for Justice, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: The numerous clubs and programs available to students outside of the classroom.
Advice for Students: Your advisor is your friend! Make sure to meet with your advisor regularly to develop a plan to achieve your academic and career goals.


Name: Tara Gillis
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Academic Program: Veterinary Medical Technology
Interesting Fact: I enjoy going to national/state parks and hiking.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: The faculty/staff are very approachable. They offer their services in a genuine manner and encourage questions.
Advice for Students: Do not be afraid of your instructors and advisors, they are here to help you. They are very approachable and want you to succeed. They are always willing to help in any way they can.


Name: Nick Jorgenson
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Academic Program: Laser and Photonics
Interesting Fact: I was in Times Square, NYC for the Millennium New Year's Eve celebration.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: We have the most supportive faculty, staff, and administration - they love to help us dream big and reach our goals.
Advice for Students: You have the power to create the experience you want at CCCC. Get involved, make new friends, study with intention, learn how to learn, and most importantly, dare to re-invent yourself.


Name: Amanda Lee Miller
Hometown: Sacaton, AZ
Academic Program: Medical Office Administration
Interesting Fact: I was raised on the Gila River Indian Reservation. At the age of 2, I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: I love how easy it is to ask questions and talk to my advisor, instructors, and other staff members.
Advice for Students: Do not be afraid to ask for help and express your long term goals. There are so many people and resources at CCCC.


Name: Sarah Plonk
Hometown: Carrboro, NC
Academic Program: Associate in Science
Interesting Fact: I love learning foreign languages.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: There are many opportunities here to get involved with things you are interested in and we have a wonderful and supportive community of faculty, staff and students.
Advice for Students: Do some research about programs you are interested in or schools you would like to transfer to before going to see your advisor, then come with questions they can help you answer. Have conversations with your instructors, especially those teaching a subject you have a particular interest in! What you put into your experience at CCCC is what you will get out of it.


Name: Gracie Elaine Schardt
Hometown: Apex, NC
Academic Program: Associate Degree Nursing
Interesting Fact: I make Kombucha, a probiotic drink!
Favorite Thing about CCCC: My instructors! I have had the most supportive, inspiring, and knowledgeable instructors! They are like your personal cheerleaders.
Advice for Students: Don't be scared! The environment at CCCC is very welcoming! Any new experience can be a bit overwhelming, but all the faculty here is willing to help, even if it is just pointing you in the right direction. All you have to do is ask!


Name: Katherine Nicole Turner
Hometown: Climax, NC
Academic Program: Veterinary Medical Technology
Interesting Fact: I love to sing! I have my very own professional microphone and yes it is B-dazzled, along with a huge 600 watt speaker to jam out doing karaoke on Saturday nights at home on our farm.
Advice for Students: School only works, if you do. Remember, the best things in life are totally worth fighting for! Realize once you set foot on campus that you are building a reputation for yourself, so make a good one! College is the next step in preparation for the "real world". Utilize your struggles as tools to help you grow! "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." So believe in yourself...You can do this!


Name: Erin Nicole Walker
Hometown: Petersburg, IL
Academic Program: Associate Degree Nursing
Interesting Fact: I make my own laundry detergent.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: The sizes of classes, this has facilitated in lasting relationships with peers and support from faculty and staff.
Advice for Students: If you plan on furthering your career after leaving CCCC, take a look at possible Universities you wish to attend to see what classes they require and try to take classes that meet requirements for CCCC and proposed university.

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Services provided by the Ambassadors include:

  • Assisting with high school student campus visits
  • Serving as a guide for individuals and groups touring campus
  • Hosting campus activities
  • Recruiting students
  • Speaking to community groups and agencies
  • Assisting with Foundation activities
  • Assisting with registration, graduation and orientation
  • Assisting with student activities