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Student Ambassadors

KCC Student Ambassadors are a group of dedicated volunteers who work to help Kingsborough feel more like home to all of our students. Student Ambassadors are trained with knowledge of campus resources and the skills necessary to help at a wide range of campus events.

Student Ambassadors are often found in the information booth next to the bookstore or helping out at many campus events, wearing their Student Ambassador gear and a smile, to answer questions and assist however they can.

What do Student Ambassadors DO?

Student Ambassadors staff an information booth to answer any and all questions students, staff, or guests may have while walking across campus. They also volunteer at a range of events including welcome events, orientations, graduation, formal ceremonies, informal block parties, and everything in between. Student Ambassadors are students who can handle any situation, and do it with a smile!

How can I become a Student Ambassador?
Student Ambassador selection and training only happens once each year. Application information will be available in the Office of Student Life during the second half of the fall semester. Interested students go through an application and interview process. Students selected for the program must complete an 8-week training program during the spring semester before being "Pinned" as a Student Ambassador.

What is training like?
Student Ambassador training lasts 8 weeks. During that time, students work in small training groups of 6-10 students, led by a faculty/staff facilitator and a student co-leader. During these training groups, students learn about campus resources and opportunities, develop personal and leadership skills, practice public speaking, and more. The highlight of training is a weekend retreat, where the group gets out of Brooklyn and spends a weekend working together and bonding. At the end of training, students attend a pinning ceremony and are officially recognized as Student Ambassadors.

What are the requirements to join?
To be considered as a Student Ambassador, you have to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and remain in good academic and judicial standing with the college. Then you apply and interview. Student Life staff reviews the applications and the interview results to select the incoming class of Student Ambassadors. 

What's in it for me?
Good question! Student Ambassadors are volunteers on campus, and are not paid for their service, however, there are many other benefits! Student Ambassadors meet a large group of students and faculty/staff from all over campus - our facilitators include faculty, ASAP staff, Student Life staff, the Director of Financial Aid, and the KCC Chief of Staff! Student Ambassadors also get some great gear, including bags, shirts, jackets, and personalized name tags. Most importantly, our students gain the types of skills that stick with them well after college: leadership, public speaking, confidence, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, responsibility, and more!

Office of Student Life
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Room C-123
Phone:  (718) 368-5597
Fax: (718) 368-4801
studentlife@kbcc.cuny.edu


Maria Patestas
Director
maria.patestas@kbcc.cuny.edu

David Prevost

Assistant Director
david.prevost@kbcc.cuny.edu

Lauren Ferguson
Coordinator for Events and Diversity Programs
lauren.ferguson@kbcc.cuny.edu 


Jadzia Ezri Dalziel 
Administrative Coordinator
jadzia.dalziel@kbcc.cuny.edu

Raquel Torres
Student Life Coordinator
raquel.torres@kbcc.cuny.edu

Kathryn Kelly 
Secretary


Office Hours:

Monday...........8am-7pm
Tuesday...........8am-7pm
Wednesday....8am-5pm
Thursday.........8am-5pm
Friday ..............8am-5pm

*Late hours are only when Fall/Spring classes are in session.


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