Student Ambassador experience enriches college life at RCC

RCC’s team of student ambassadors. First row: Jazmin Shipp, Raven Beverly, Grete Brummett, Jade Duong, Davina Peters, and Paul Fuit. Second row: Taryn Burrell, Mary Skinner, Ethan Harrison, Canvas Foxwell, Justin Todd, and Raven Beverly. Third row: Tim Mathis, Kenneth Armstead, Matt Webb, Shanequa Holden, and Chris Sheppard. Not pictured: Jacinta Ball, Alonya Bates, Andrea Davis, Tikoya Henderson, and Grayson Hughes.

RCC’s team of student ambassadors. First row: Jazmin Shipp, Raven Beverly, Grete Brummett, Jade Duong, Davina Peters, and Paul Fuit. Second row: Taryn Burrell, Mary Skinner, Ethan Harrison, Canvas Foxwell, Justin Todd, and Raven Beverly. Third row: Tim Mathis, Kenneth Armstead, Matt Webb, Shanequa Holden, and Chris Sheppard. Not pictured: Jacinta Ball, Alonya Bates, Andrea Davis, Tikoya Henderson, and Grayson Hughes.

Though some may think that college is only about studying, books, and tests, Rappahannock Community College’s Student Ambassador program aims to help its participants embrace new experiences and learn to lead with confidence.

Student ambassadors plan RCC’s Fall Bash and Spring Fling events, work together to create and implement new events, conduct outreach programs for other students … and much more.

About 20 exceptional students — half from the Glenns Campus and half from Warsaw — are chosen to fill this important role. The group meets weekly with RCC’s director of student activities to brainstorm ideas for making college more rewarding and enjoyable for their fellow students. Participating this year are Grete Brummett, Canvas Foxwell, and Shanequa Holden, all of Essex County; Mary Skinner, Gloucester County; Andrea Davis and Tikoya Henderson, Lancaster County; Justin Todd, Mathews County; Davina Peters and Chris Sheppard, Middlesex County; Tim Mathis, New Kent County; Jacinta Ball, Taryn Burrell, Grayson Hughes, and Jazmin Shipp, all of Northumberland County; Alonya Bates and Matt Webb, Richmond County; Kenneth Armstead, Jade Duong, and Ethan Harrison, all of West Point; and Paul Fuit, Williamsburg.

For more information about the Student Ambassador program, or to apply to join, please call Dr. David Keel, RCC’s dean of student development, at 804-333-6732, or e-mail him at dkeel@rappahannock.edu.