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 2019


Name: Bri Bryan
Hometown: Wilmington, N.C.
Academic Program: Veterinary Medical Technology
Interesting Fact: I have a scar on my arm from a Bald Eagle!
Favorite Thing about CCCC: My favorite thing about CCCC is how friendly and open the faculty and staff are towards students and how evident it is that they want you to be successful.
Advice for Students: Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and introduce yourself to your instructors and other students. Take advantage of all of the incredible opportunities that CCCC affords you whether that be making a visit to the Academic Assistance Center, signing up for tutoring, or getting involved with an activity on campus.


Name: Melanie Cook
Hometown: Blountville, TN
Academic Program: Veterinary Medical Technology
Interesting Fact: I enjoy the outdoors!
Favorite Thing about CCCC: My favorite thing about CCCC is that the staff truly cares for their students and wants to see them succeed.
Advice for Students: Use your resources here on campus, and do not fear to ask your teachers for help. They will help you towards finishing any goals that you have set for yourself. Remember, if you work hard and simply try, then you will be surprised at what you can accomplish in a small amount of time here at CCCC.


Name: Gabriela Cuellar
Hometown: Angier, N.C.
Academic Program: Medical Sonography
Interesting Fact: I am a vegetarian. This year will make four years. I also enjoy sewing and knitting, it's so peaceful plus I can make my own clothes!
Favorite Thing about CCCC: The support system and opportunities and advantages that this college offers. I didn't know what career I wanted, but with the help of teachers and staff, I was able to find a career I want to pursue. That weight of not knowing what I want to do in life has been lifted off my shoulders.
Advice for Students: Failure is going to happen, but never let it make you forget who and what you want to become.


Name: Lisa Waynick Kim
Hometown: Reidsville, N.C.
Academic Program: Associate of Arts, University Transfer Program
Interesting Fact: Recently, I wrote, illustrated, and published two children's books.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: CCCC truly cares about the success of their students as evident in their various methods of academic support.
Advice for Students: Be patient with yourself. You can do it! CCCC offers so much support for you through its faculty, staff, Career Center, Academic Assistance Center, and Online Tutoring. With CCCC's support, you will find and complete your academic journey. Best wishes for your continued success.


Name: Amanda Lippert
Hometown: Jacksonville, N.C.
Academic Program: Veterinary Medical Technology
Interesting Fact: I lived in Okinawa, Japan for a total of eight years.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: Friendly staff and teachers. They are always right by your side through school.
Advice for Students: Don't be shy in class, make new friends, and never be afraid to ask questions. If you ever need help or anything don't hesitate to email me.


Name: Kaleigh Marian McDonald
Hometown: Staley, N.C.
Academic Program: Heath and Fitness Science
Interesting Fact: I ran track in high school and my most memorable moment; was when I high jumped at regionals and almost qualified for states. I also enjoy traveling and long boarding.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: My favorite thing about CCCC is the faculty and staff. They always go out of their way to make sure I have everything I need to succeed.
Advice for Students: Advice I would give to students is take advantage of the academic assistance center. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions that's the only way you'll find the answer!


Name: Skylar McLean
Hometown: Chapel Hill, N.C.
Academic Program: I am currently pursuing an associates in arts but I'm also in the C-STEP program. After this year I will be heading to UNC.
Interesting Fact: I used to play football on an all boy team.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: How welcoming everyone has been and all of the great relationships I have made with my teachers. I love how they treat you like a person and not just another student.
Advice for Students: Take everything day by day. What you are stressed about right now will not mean a thing to you next week. Even though things can get overwhelming, allow yourself to have fun and enjoy school.


Name: Emily Schofield
Hometown: London, England
Academic Program: Associate of Science, University Transfer Program
Interesting Fact: I was born and raised in London and recently moved here to North Carolina.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: The amazing staff and the endless list of services available to students.
Advice for Students: It is never too late to ask for help! There will always be someone available to help you.


Name: Kim Taylor
Hometown: Durban, South Africa
Academic Program: Veterinary Medical Technology
Interesting Fact: I am South African, I only immigrated to the US in 2016.
Favorite Thing about CCCC: There are so many things that make this college great, I believe my favorite has to be the support systems in place to help benefit students. Knowledgeable advisors, tutors, the library and the Stem lab are just some of the great systems and I would have been lost without them.
Advice for Students: Don’t Panic! When things become overwhelming just breathe and take one day at a time. There are so many people who want to help you succeed so don’t be afraid to reach out to them.

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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