L-R: Gateway President Bryan Albrecht; Lidia Hernandez; Tracy Daniels; Charis Mitchell; Gateway Provost and Vice President Zina Haywood.
Tracy Daniels, a Graphic Design student, is the 2010 Gateway Technical College District Star Ambassador.
Daniels, of Beloit, was named the District Star Ambassador as well as the Elkhorn Campus Star Ambassador at a Feb. 23 college awards ceremony. Daniels was selected to represent the Gateway district out of 17 nominees. Charis Mitchell, Salem, a Horticulture student, was named the Kenosha Star Campus Ambassador, while Lidia Hernandez, of Racine, a Business Management student, was named Racine Campus Star Ambassador.
A panel of three judges representing each campus selected the Campus Star Ambassador. The nine judges then reviewed all the nominees to select a districtwide representative.
The Star Ambassadors represent Gateway at various community and college events. They also become a resource for the college in the area of recruitment and retention of students. Daniels, who represents the district, is scheduled to be a speaker at the Adult High School graduation ceremony this spring. She will also attend a two-day Wisconsin Technical College System leadership conference April 7-April 8 in Madison along with ambassadors from the other technical college districts. In addition to the experience they will gain and the honor of being named a Star Ambassador, each student also receives a $250 scholarship.