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Motlow State adds student ambassadors

Motlow Ambassadors for the 2016-17 academic year Motlow State Community College recently named 17 students as Motlow Ambassadors for the 2016-17 academic year. Ambassadors pictured are, from the Moore County campus: Brittney Crownover, Will Davis, John McVay, Leslie Rodriquez, Adam Yardumian and Emily Yardumian. From the Smyrna campus: Madison Caruthers, Dylan Hudson, Derek Hunt, Daniel Williams and Morgan Turner. From the McMinnville campus: Hanna Bess, Parker Hildreth, Lacey Jones and Hannah Smith. From the Fayetteville campus: Lauren Clardy and Rachel Edwards. Motlow State Community College photo.

LYNCHBURG, TN (Nov. 28, 2016) — Seventeen Motlow State Community College students recently went through an intense 12-hour boot camp that culminated with them being named the inaugural group of Motlow State Ambassadors.

Motlow's Division of Student Affairs hosted the boot camp. The students, who represent all four of the Motlow campuses, went through intensive leadership training; including values clarification, leadership styles, customer service excellence, diversity exercises, social media communication, and dinner with President Dr. Tony Kinkel and members of Motlow's leadership team.

The event culminated with certification for surviving the boot camp and reciting the ambassador creed, which reads, "I am an ambassador for Motlow. I serve my community with integrity and honor. I support and defend the values of the institution. I am accountable to my team. I practice respect, both for myself and for others. I act with courage to do what is needed and what is right. I strive for excellence in all that I do, and demonstrate pride as a Motlow Buck."

Among the activities the ambassadors will participate in are: leading campus tours, attending special events as representatives of the College, and preparing and facilitating orientation to new students during the summer.

"The ambassador program is unique in that it develops student leadership skills and project management experience," said Kirsten Moss-Frye, Motlow's dean of students. "These ambassadors will enhance the student-centered culture at Motlow and be better prepared for the workforce in a diverse world. The ambassador program will enable them to articulate how their college education transfers into real-world experiences and help build confidence as they advance in their education and in life."

The team will be participating in several holiday parades throughout Motlow's 11-county service area, and will resume training in the spring for their activities which will carry into summer.