Gateway Technical College has named its newest District Ambassador for the 2022-23 school year. Nicole Oberlin, Elkhorn Campus Ambassador, now has the added honor and responsibility of acting as the student voice, on a district-wide level, among the communities of Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties. Ambassadorship also includes participation at various speaking engagements throughout the year for Gateway-sponsored events.
Two other students were in the running for District Ambassador. Taylor DeVincentis (Kenosha Campus Ambassador) and Lizbeth Ruvalcaba (Racine Campus Ambassador) will represent their respective campuses throughout their terms as Campus Ambassadors.
The campus ambassador program is very important to the college, to our academic programs and to our students. It is important to recognize student academic achievement and outstanding character. Recognizing the student ‘stars’ promotes the college’s values and highlights teaching excellence and student success. The students nominated for the campus ambassador program are role models for current and future students.Zina Haywood, Gateway Technical College Executive Vice President and Provost
Oberlin, a dual admission General Studies program student, will represent Gateway at a statewide leadership conference of District Ambassadors from each college of the Wisconsin Technical College System and will also receive a Gateway Technical College Foundation tuition voucher.
DeVincentis is enrolled in the college’s Greenhouse Operations program in Kenosha. Ruvalcaba is part of the Business Management program in Racine.
They also received Gateway Technical College Foundation tuition vouchers and will serve as the student voice to communities and the college from their respective campuses.
About Gateway Campus, District Ambassador Roles
Nominees for District Ambassador are selected on the criteria of “outstanding character, positive attitude, leadership, personal goals, communication skills, enthusiasm and self-confidence,” according to Gateway literature.
Both Campus and District Ambassadors serve one-year terms. Students awarded the title of Campus/District Abmassador receive tuition vouchers in the amount of $750. Tuition vouchers are provided by the Gateway Technical College Foundation.
In order to be eligible for the role, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be a current Gateway student who has been accepted into a Technical Diploma or Associates Degree program
- Have completed at least one semester at Gateway
- Be enrolled at Gateway after the Spring 2022 semester
- Be available on April 21-22, 2022 to participate in the State Ambassador event in a two-day Leadership Development experience
Gateway Technical College’s mission is to deliver industry-focused education that is flexible, accessible and affordable for our diverse community. The college collaborates with communities in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties to ensure economic growth and viability by providing education, training, leadership and technological resources to meet the changing needs of students, employers and communities.
The Racine County Eye is proud to celebrate student successes with its community. Congratulations to all three ambassadors. You all make your hometowns proud. See our Community Section for more great local happenings.