Learn the latest about this program, which has been going strong all year
The Student Ambassador program at Seacoast Manchester has been busy of late, organizing events that are fun as well as those that benefit the students and the surrounding community. We thought we’d give you an update on some of their recent activities, and help you get to know one of the ambassadors even better.
Feeding the hungry
- In June, Instructor and Day Coordinator Christine Sullivan joined the Student Ambassador group to bring bags of non-perishable food to Liberty House, a homeless shelter for area veterans in Manchester.
- Back in July, student ambassadors Alicia Belanger, Barbara Cogswell, Maria Soto, and Mehkayla “Kayla” Godin served food to homeless individuals at the New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester. They were joined by two 5th mod students, Jennifer Amparo and Dawn Compagna.
“Raising the Roof” with a faculty and staff karaoke challenge
Ashley McKinnon, activities coordinator of the Student Ambassador Group, challenged faculty and staff to a karaoke showdown on the recent “bonus Friday.” “The students quickly learned the Golden Rule of Karaoke: That it’s about song selection and not vocal talent,” says Cheryl Kalns. “Given that the crowd wants to laugh and sing along to songs they know, they’re not really concerned the ability to hold a C sharp.” On this particular day, the staff held true to this golden rule and the crowd went nuts when Christine Sullivan belted out tunes, Kalns did her best rendition of “Fergalicious,” and other staff members danced and played air guitar. Students also joined the fun at an event that will surely go down in the record books.
“My Sisters Closet” program
This charitable initiative of the Student Ambassador that started earlier this year has been very successful. This resource helps Seacoast students in need by providing new and gently used items and food free of charge. The closet is open daily to any past or present Seacoast Career School student. A reminder: Donations are graciously accepted; please contact Cheryl Kalns or Christine Sullivan.
Get to know Kayla Godin, Secretary of the Student Ambassador program
“My parents have been married for 25 years and I am the middle child of three. I have an older sister and a younger brother. My sister is my best friend; we go together like milk and cookies.
I’m a hard worker and have been working since I was 12 years old, when I started dog walking for my neighbor. At 15 I worked at Crosby’s and had a second job at Five Guy’s as the first female grill chef! While still working at Crosby’s I got another job, where I’ve been ever since, at a home health care company called Visiting Angels.
During the summer I love wake boarding! I’ve always loved to draw, but I’m particularly interested in calligraphy. I enjoy watching my shows on Hulu and Netflix such as ‘This Is Us,’ ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ I love to travel! I hope to one day go somewhere outside the US, but for now my favorite place to go is California.
I’ve always been interested in helping others, thus why I chose Medical Assisting!”
Stay tuned for more updates from the Manchester Campus!
This post is part of the weekly blog of Seacoast Career Schools, with campuses in Manchester, NH, and Sanford, ME. We’re committed to supporting our students in taking steps towards a new career. Interested in a professional training program? Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule a tour.