Saudi Arabia, Houston, The Ukraine, Liberty Texas, Columbia, Armenia, Mexico and Humble are the places where fourteen special people were born. The Lone Star College-Kingwood Ambassadors may have varied backgrounds, but they are united in one mission. After being chosen from a large group of applicants, they form a group which informs fellow students and the community of many wonderful aspects of Lone Star College-Kingwood.
Not only do they give needed information to people, but these students attend many and varied events on campus and in the area. Their presence around campus during these events allows students to ask questions about classes, class locations, campus procedures and much more. In the community they help with fund raisers and area happenings in order to promote the college's involvement in the community.
Their work as ambassadors is as varied as they are, but this job is not all these accomplished young people do. When classes are over they can be seen at Starbucks, J. Christopher, Abercrombie and Fitch, Palais Royal, Ann Taylor Loft and the YMCA. Some work for the college and some work directly with professors as assistants. Two of this group work very hard when not in class as full-time moms.
Fun is part of their day, also. Surfing, shopping, soccer, dancing, reading, working out or just "hanging" with friends are interests which allow these fabulous fourteen to just relax. But, with all that going on in their lives they are still not ready to sleep. They teach Sunday school, write poetry and draw. They belong to groups. Phi Theta Kappa, the Scouts are two, but one has formed a new group for the campus called the Gay Straight Alliance.
All the energy that they exude will go into the community in the future. The ambassadors will be finding jobs related to their academic concentrations of political science, engineering, teaching, pharmaceuticals, music, hotel management, architecture, American history, interior design or pre-med in the next few years.
These are the "stats" on these incredible people, but to really get to know them as individuals you have only to look for green blazers, or polo shirts at galas, council meetings or in a parade. Wherever you see them, you will want to call them by their names: Salva Azeez, Joseph Dugan, John Fisher, Victor Gonzalez, Alina Haryazha, Hira Jamal, Paul Lockhart, Alyssa Martinez, Kenny McGowan, Saba Naeem, Juletta Palyan, Eric Peterson, Andrew Robinson, Brandy Wiederhold.
They are paid a small stipend for what they do, but their work is invaluable to the school.
The Lone Star College System is among the largest and fastest growing community college districts in Texas. It comprises Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair, six satellite centers and The University Center. For more information about Lone Star College System and its programs, visit www.lonestar.edu or call 832-813-6500.