Fort Morgan, CO. 11/07/14. Morgan Community College (MCC) announces its Student Ambassadors for the sixth year running: Haneen Ibrahim of Weldon Valley High School, Lindsey Nestor of Fort Morgan High School, Brianna Virgil of Wiggins High School, Vanessa Cervantes of Fort Morgan High School, and Aimee Lebsock of Prairie High School.
“Sometimes students are too shy to ask me a question about MCC, and are more comfortable asking a student ambassador whom they know,” explains MCC’s Admissions Director Kim Maxwell.
“The ambassador program has been a great success since it began in 2010,” notes Maxwell. Ambassadors are tasked with presenting the idea of college to other students, and then promoting the opportunities that can be found at MCC.
“In addition to helping promote MCC, this year’s ambassadors have their eyes set on furthering their own education by attending classes at the College while still in high school,” boasts Kim Maxwell.
Ibrahim is a second year ambassador and a high school senior. She is President of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club, student council secretary, class president and a member of National Honor Society. After graduation, Ibrahim wants to attend the University of Denver and major in international business.
Nestor, a junior, says she became an ambassador to improve her leadership skills. She is enrolled in the Health Science Tech program at MCC and hopes to become a surgeon. “I love being able to take classes now to make sure the medical field is really what I want to do,” says Nestor.
As a senior, Brianna Virgil wants to get ahead in her career. She is active in FBLA, volleyball, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and secretary of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club. Her goal is to become an ultrasound technician and neonatal nurse.
Cervantes feels it is important to let other high school students know about the options available for them at MCC. “The fact that my high school helps pay for my classes is a real incentive,” exclaims Cervantes. She is a high school junior, and also a part of the Health Science tech program at MCC. “I hope to be an obstetrician one day; these classes help me realize my goal is attainable.”
Lebsock is attending MCC for the second year in the Automotive Service Technology program. Her future plans are to stay and get her general education classes at MCC after she graduates next spring, then transfer to earn an art degree from UNC.