Macon, Ga. – Earlier in November, more than twenty Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Student Ambassadors and staff members joined other community volunteers to give back to residents of Home Port Macon Veterans Transition Center.
“We are delighted that the CGTC Student Ambassadors are willing to serve both the College and community,” said CGTC Student Ambassador and academic advisor, Esther Chapman. “Through service, the ambassadors have the opportunity to apply academic learning to real human needs. Community service enables them to acquire life skills and knowledge as well as making a positive difference in their community. Community service also helps our organization to work closer together and become stronger as a team.”
Teaming up with additional volunteers from the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center and the ROTC of Southwest High School, the ambassadors painted, cleaned, made electrical repairs, and did yard maintenance at the home. The group gave residents hats, socks, and personal hygiene items as well. Chapman said the interactions and assistance were well-received by residents and enlightening to volunteers.
“After serving at the Home Port Macon Veterans Transition Center, ambassadors could see and feel the reward of giving to others. They made a positive difference at the center and left renewed in order to continue to serve. The intrinsic reward of helping veterans who have served our country was most satisfying,” she said.
Chapman along with CGTC’s division head of College Support General Education, Cynthia Smith advise the Student Ambassadors.
The Student Ambassadors’ mission is to utilize volunteer support of outstanding students and to promote the College’s image to prospective students, its alumni, and the community at large. CGTC Student Ambassadors serve as hosts for special groups and activities on campus.
For any student looking to join the organization, requirements include a cumulative GPA of 2.5, submission of a letter of recommendation from a CGTC instructor or staff member, and submission of a Student Ambassador application.
For more information of CGTC’s Student Ambassadors contact, Esther Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org
CGTC Student Ambassadors perform an electrical outlet repair inside of a room at the Home Port Macon Veterans Transition Center.