Student Ambassadors at Spoon River College represent the College in a variety of ways at campus and community events. Their duties can range from walking in a local parade to assisting at commencement. Required to serve 10 hours in one academic year, their payoff is a gift card to the SRC bookstore, the value of one credit hour of tuition applied to their account, and experience in the service to others.
On Thanksgiving Day, SRC Student Ambassadors Maggie Eveland and Faith Haley earned some of their hours by helping out at the Salvation Army in Canton. Both Eveland and Haley are already veteran volunteers. While students at Canton High School, Eveland completed 45 hours of service every year and Haley completed three mission trips, and that was in addition to their other extracurricular activities.
“The community service aspect of the Student Ambassador program was what attracted me to it. I love community volunteering!” said Eveland.
Haley echoed those sentiments. “Being involved in my school and with my peers is really important to me. I was always involved in high school, and this program is a great way to continue that in college.”
Eveland and Haley are freshman at Spoon River College, and both plan on transferring to ISU to major in the field of education.