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NMJC Inducts Campus Ambassadors

NMJC Inducts Campus Ambassadors photo 9/5/2007 3:36:26 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. New Mexico Junior College's Campus Ambassador student organization inducted four students into the Campus Ambassador program for the 2007-2008 school year on Tuesday, September 4, 2007.

Elizabeth Lujan Aranda, Tiffany Michelle Lopez, Alexis "Lexi" Orosco, and Joshua Pleasant were installed as student ambassadors for NMJC.

The Campus Ambassador program seeks to provide opportunities for outstanding students to develop leadership and communication skills through involvement in student recruitment and community relations activities at the college. This year's sponsors for Campus Ambassadors are Admission Specialists Jennifer McClure and Adrienne Betzen.

Two Campus Ambassadors remain from last year's group, Katie Horton and Krislynn Knapp. Horton, a sophomore from Hobbs, will be President of this year's Campus Ambassador program. Horton, who proclaims to be one of NMJC's biggest fans, is a second-year cheerleader and is heavily involved in numerous extracurricular activities. Knapp, a sophomore from Hobbs, will serve as Vice President for the group. Knapp is a Sunday-school teacher who volunteers for non-profit organizations, including World Changers.

Aranda, a freshman from Hobbs, was a two-year varsity cheerleader for Hobbs High School, a section leader in the HHS Marching Band, a HHS Drum Line member, a Who's Who Among America's High School Students recipient, a National Honor Roll student, and a community service volunteer. Aranda is a member of NMJC's ThunderSpirits Cheerleading Squad.

Lopez, a freshman from Hobbs, was HHS's freshman and sophomore Class Secretary and junior and senior Class President, a member of HHS's 24 Karat Gold Dance Team, a New Mexico Girl's State attendee, a Camp Rotary Youth Leadership Award attendee, and currently serves as the 2007 Miss Hobbs Cinderella Teen.

Pleasant, a freshman from Hobbs, was HHS's Cheerleading Captain, a Varsity Cheerleader, a top-ten finisher in the Lubbock Area's "So You Think You Can Dance" audition, and has danced for 14 years. Pleasant is a member of NMJC's ThunderSpirits Cheerleading Squad.

Orosco, a freshman from Artesia, was an Artesia High School Varsity Cheerleader, AHS's New Horizons Show Choir President and choir member, and Cinco De Mayo Queen. Orosco also recently auditioned for American Idol Season 6. Orosco is a member of NMJC's ThunderSpirits Cheerleading Squad.

Orosco explained what made the difference in her decision to attend NMJC. "My main reason for attending NMJC was to be close to family at a reasonable price; however, I didn't [originally] want to attend NMJC. Chris Polson, [who was Admission Specialist for NMJC and now Associate Dean of Students], talked me into coming to the college fair at our high school. I hesitantly went but took some friends with me. When we saw how welcoming Chris was, we decided to take a campus tour. When we came for the tour, it was so heartwarming that everyone was as cordial as Chris. That's when we made our decision to attend NMJC."

For more information about NMJC's Campus Ambassador Program or any other NMJC student organization, call 575.392.4510.

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