The Prospector (Helena, Mont.) 1916-2015, February 01, 2007, Image 1

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Inside issue .. this • • ■ Retention rates rise Volume 90 ■ Observatory opening Edition 4 ■ Campus parking concerns The Prospector Carroll College Student Newspaper A Helena, Montana C a r r o l l n a m e s a m b a s s a d o r s The Office of Admission recently named its new student ambassadors for Carroll. The ambassadors work with prospective students who are considering attending Carroll. LAUREL CIFALA Students provide welcome face to college visitors By PAT M A N N IN G Prospector S taff'W r iter The Carroll College Office of Admission is pleased to announce the newly added Student Ambas­ sadors. Last December, there were 20 applicants for new student ambassa­ dors. Eleven ambassa­ dors were selected last week. The newly selected ambassadors are Courtney Hecht, a sophomore from Lew- istown, Kara Janes a sophomore from Deer Lodge, Lome Stitt, a freshman from Helmville, Caitlin Fernandez, a freshman from Idaho Falls, Idaho, Molly Connolly, a freshman from Portland, Lindsey Howard, a freshman from Mis­ soula, Basia Kasprzyk, a junior from Enumclaw, Wash., Kellie Blankenstein, a freshman from Issaquah, Wash., Kristina Hil- bom, a freshman from Idaho Falls, ID, Joe Palmer, a freshman from Havre, and Chris Rojo, a freshman from Sheridan, Wyo. “Ambassadors were chosen under a broad number of personali­ ties and backgrounds to help visitors to the college feel comfortable,” stated Jessica Savage, who advises the student ambassadors. They directly work with pro­ spective students that are con­ sidering Carroll for their future education. The ambassadors function as a team and are required to attend weekly meetings, as well as fre­ quent programs organized in the admissions office. Programs include all tours, open houses, super Saturdays, and as­ sist special guests, such as alumni, on campus. Applicants must have a 2.5 cu­ mulative grade point average and be “well respected and involved students among our campus,” added Savage. Being a student ambassador is a volunteer position, but new and current ambassadors can earn up to three credits by taking a newly added student ambassador course, CO 489, which is instructed by Savage. This course will cover addition­ al training and the responsibilities of being a member of the student ambassadors, as well as coach students on their public speaking and communication skills. The ambassadors are also man­ aged by student co-coordinators Kevin Jam, a junior political sci­ ence and history major and Hela Kelsch, a junior biology major. Kevin Jam became a student ambassador his freshman year and raves about his fellow ambassa­ dors. “I could not say enough about the group of people that I get to work with, they are absolutely amazing folks,” stated Jam. New student ambassadors are typically freshman, but the pro­ gram is open to students of all years. INSIDE Class teaches ambassadors skills needed to do their job Page 3 - «fe». ! A I ,

The Prospector (Helena, Mont.), 01 Feb. 2007, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.