We are currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year!!
The Matador Ambassador Program is a diverse and dynamic team of leaders dedicated to serving and creating a positive impact on the AWC community. Working together, we accept a commitment to enhance the quality, services, and reputation of Arizona Western College and the Matador Ambassador Program. We will maintain the integrity of AWC by creating a positive first and lasting impression.
Matador Ambassadors receive the training and guidance to help develop leadership skills that are used to attract prospective students, provide encouragement for current students, and provide support to faculty, staff and administrators. Through a number of activities and events, Matador Ambassadors work closely with:
- AWC Faculty and Staff
- NAU-Yuma Faculty and Staff
- AWC Athletics, Student Government, and various Clubs
- Yuma and La Paz area Elementary, Junior High, and High School students and staff
- and the surrounding community
Matador Ambassadors participate in events and activities to help promote AWC and the community. These include:
- Campus Tours
- School Visits and Classroom Presentations
- College Fairs
- Campus Events such as Family Night, Job Fairs, Welcome Week, Graduation, and various Special Receptions
- Ground-Breaking and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies
- Community Events and Presentations
- Online Student Blogs
Matador Ambassadors are given various opportunities to demonstrate their unique leadership skills. In order to further develop these skills and build a strong sense of communication and teamwork, Matador Ambassadors are required to:
- Enroll and participate in the ORI-099: Ambassador Leadership course each fall semester, throughout duration of ambassador contract and earn a B or better in the course.
- Actively participate in events and activities each semester throughout duration of contract.
- Maintain the minimum required GPA throughout involvement in the program.
- Submit the required amount of online student blog entries throughout the year.
- Fulfill duties and represent AWC with integrity (refer to AWC Code of Conduct found in the AWC Student Handbook).
- Stay informed, practice good communication skills, be unique, be respectful of self and others, demonstrate an enthusiastic attitude, and be prepared to share ideas!
Training is conducted through a two-day summer program along with course ORI-099: Ambassador Leadership. Training will empower and enable you to:
- Help promote our institutional values and fulfill the mission of Arizona Western College
- Understand the programs and services offered at Arizona Western College
- Successfully conduct campus tours, give presentations, and develop networking skills
- Influence and effectively communicate with potential students, guests, and community members
- Answer questions from the general public about AWC
- Engage student and community interest
Opportunities seized will positively impact Your Community, Your College, and Your Future!
You determine what your results will be from this experience. The best results can be accomplished with a positive attitude and active involvement. Be prepared to build your self-esteem and self-confidence, become part of a team, network with and impress a variety of community members, develop outstanding presentation and leadership skills, and be recognized because of your work! Benefits to Matador Ambassadors include:
- Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
- Event planning
- Leadership training
- Resume Development
- Enhanced Confidence, Customer Service and People Skills
To be eligible to apply for the Matador Ambassador program, students must:
- Be a current AWC student or current high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Plan to enroll in at least 6 credit hours* each semester during the 2012-2013 academic year, with at least 2 semesters remaining at AWC (*Students receiving the Matador Ambassador Scholarship must maintain 15 credit hours per semester.)
All students need to take the following steps to apply for the Matador Ambassador Program:
Complete the Matador Ambassador Program APPLICATION packet, including a SAMPLE BLOG (guidelines included in application materials).
Attach an updated RESUME and TRANSCRIPT (official or unofficial), and TWO REFERENCE forms (included in application packet).
Submit the completed application packet to the Admissions & Registration Office (3C) by the stated deadline.
Participate in and in-person interview.
Matador Ambassadors may be eligible to receive the Matador Ambassador Scholarship of $1,000 per academic year for students with a 3.0 or higher GPA OR $600 per academic year for students with a 2.5-2.99 GPA. *Students receiving a scholarship are required to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (including the 3-credit Ambassador Leadership Course).
For more information contact:
Admissions, Recruitment, & Outreach Coordinator