Each academic year, the Honors Institute selects students to serve as honors ambassadors. Honors ambassadors are a vital part of the Honors Institute and hold many responsibilities. These students give presentations at various high schools in Hillsborough County to share their experiences at Hillsborough Community College and the Honors Institute. Along with volunteering at various collegewide events, honors ambassadors also assist in conducting orientations for incoming honors students. Each honors ambassador is assigned new incoming honors students to welcome personally the new students into the Honors Institute and help acclimate them into their new learning environments.
The application process to be selected as an honors ambassador is rigorous and includes a paper application, essay, and interview. The interviews were conducted by the entire Honors Institute staff, honors students and alumnus, as well as honors professors Ms. Bobbie Harris, Dr. Susan Hoerbelt, and Dr. John Ball.
Ambassadors completed a retreat in April as well as training sessions throughout the summer to learn all the necessary information about HCC and the Honors Institute in order to fulfill their responsibilities. The Honors Institute coordinator serves as their advisor and is excited to announce the 2012-2013 honors ambassadors: Analise Griffith (Steinbrenner), Andrew Coxon (Blake), Brittany Connolly (Tampa Catholic), Darren Dorado (Riverview), James Streeter (Hillsborough), Joshua Klay (Freedom), Sasha Sierra (East Bay), and Taya Green (Gaither). You can look forward to meeting these students at upcoming events in the fall. For more information about our honors ambassadors, please visit our website at http://www.hccfl.edu/honors.
Article written by: Lauren Furry