Fort Morgan, CO. 01/14/13. Now in its fourth year, Morgan Community College (MCC) continues to offer its Student Ambassadors’ Program to area high school students. Ambassadors are high school representatives who recruit for MCC on a monthly basis by doing a presentation to a high school club or class or attend a community event with MCC. The MCC ambassadors for the 2012-13 school year are Jordan Deslauriers, McKenzie Tophoj, Katelynn Lippitt and Nadeen Ibrahim.
Nadeen Ibrahim is a senior at Weldon Valley High School and has been an ambassador for three years. She has been a great advocate for MCC by talking to other students and encouraging them to take dual credit classes with MCC. Ibrahim began taking MCC classes as a sophomore in high school and will have earned nearly 40 college credits when she graduates this spring. She has been accepted into the medical program at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Jordan Deslauriers is a senior at Brush High School and has been an ambassador for two years. Active in volleyball, basketball and track, Jordan has taken MCC classes through the distance learning lab at Brush High School. She enjoys helping others and has been able to answer many of her classmate’s questions about attending MCC. Deslauriers has been accepted into Colorado School of Mines.
Katelynn Lippitt is a senior at Wiggins High School. She in her high school’s Drama Club, Student Council and National Honor Society; this is her first year as an ambassador. Lippitt enjoys learning about other cultures and history and plans to attend University of Northern Colorado in the fall.
A senior at Fort Morgan High School, McKenzie Tophoj is also a first year ambassador, though has been in the Health Science Technology (HST) program at MCC for two years. “Being in the HST program has helped me decide what to do with my life,” says Tophoj. “I think it’s a great opportunity for any student that wants to go into a health related field.”
All the ambassadors have participated in the College’s new student orientation, met with MCC’s sister college students from Yamagata, Japan, walked with MCC in the Christmas parade as well as answered questions from their classmates about attending MCC.
Applications to become a student ambassador are accepted at the beginning of the fall semester, and are available at each Morgan County area high school’s counselor’s office. Selected candidates compensated with a $200 stipend each semester. Participants are required to attend monthly training meetings, as well as help plan activities. For more information, please see your high school counselor or call Morgan Community College Director of Admissions Kim Maxwell at (970) 542- 3169.