The Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing Pittsburgh Technical College. Student Ambassadors provide campus tours, serve as a PTC representative, and perform duties at various campus and community events. The mission of the Student Ambassador Program is to cultivate student leaders who will share the PTC experience with prospective students, their families, and the community members and represent the college at special events.
Student Ambassadors benefit significantly from participating in the program.
• Leadership opportunities which provide additional experience in community service and develop relationships with school administrators on all levels.
• Providing service to the college helps develop a sense of belonging and contributing to the community.
• Resume enhancement occurs as a direct result of involvement in leadership and school activities which reflect positively on both applications for employment and for future colleges and universities.
• Letters of recommendation may be made available to Student Ambassadors.
• Student Ambassadors are provided with PTC insignia clothing.
• Student Ambassadors are provided with an hourly rate of $10/hr.
To learn more about the Student Ambassador program, please click the link below to view/download the Student Ambassador handbook.
Student Ambassadors (2022)
Savannah Marie Young (18) is a Business Administration major at Pittsburgh Technical College, comes from a small town in New Castle, PA, with a family who pushes her to be the best even when she can’t see it for herself. Being the only girl out of three older brothers she’s always had a strong will and a strong personality so business management was the perfect fit for her.
Peter Anderson has lived in Pennsylvania for his entire life, he moved around a few times but never too far from Pittsburgh. When he first started college, he decided to declare Business as his major prior to learning about the IT program here at PTC.
Shannon Reed is from a small rural town outside of Oakdale called Burgettstown. She chose PTC because of its affordability.
My potential goal after graduation is to find a job in the business field with great benefits and perks as well as running my own Airbnb's.
Damon Murphy, 19, hails from Mechanicsburg in central Pennsylvania and graduated from Cumberland Valley High School. Before Cumberland Valley, Damon attended Newport High School all the way from K to 11th grade, where he participated in choir, school athletics, and earned a few varsity letters along the way. Damon now attends Pittsburgh Technical College in the field of HVAC/R for his Associate's degree.
Sierra McClemens is from Central City Pennsylvania where she graduated from Shade-Central City Highschool in 2021. Her parents are Jason and Carol McClemens. She is attending Pittsburgh Technical College's Computer Design and Engineering Technologies Program. Her goal is to obtain an associate's degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is a high honor student with a 3.7 overall GPA. She enjoys volunteering at her local church and helping out at Listi Grov during their Truck and Tractor Pulling as well as the occasional Demolition Derby in her spare time.
Andrew Hopper is studying Information Technology at Pittsburgh Technical College. He chose this major because as a kid he was always taking electronics apart and trying to figure out how things work. Now that he is older it has really become a passion of his and he really enjoys what he does. His goal is to graduate with a good-paying job and one day start his own company. He enjoys anything related to technology and when he is not doing that, you can find him at the gym.
Mya Proctor is working on earning her Associates Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology here at PTC.
"I've always known I wanted to pursue a hands-on career, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in a field I was interested in, where I could learn new things every day, and could grow in my field. I found that here at PTC."
Her goal after graduation is to find a job in the Electronics Engineering Technology field so that she will be able to support herself, her goals, and her dreams.
Michelle Irwin is 26 and from Youngstown Ohio. She is pursuing her Associate's in Nursing and her dream job is to be a Nurse Anesthetist. Outside of school, she enjoys running and just completed her first half marathon in the Pittsburgh marathon. She also enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and concerts.
Olivia "V" Millner, is a third-quarter Culinary Arts student at Pittsburgh Technical College. They are 20 years old, and the oldest of four siblings. During the peak of COVID-19, they had to put a pause on their education. They were worried that they wouldn't be able to attend college at all. Luckily, in 2021 PTC reached out to them and mentioned that they would have in-person classes once again.
Advisor Contact Information:
Crystal Wamalwa serves as the Outreach Success Advisor and program coordinator for STRIVE, which is a Student Support Service for First-Generation, Non-Traditional, Foster Youth and Students of Color. Working as an advocate for students who may not be able to advocate for themselves, and as a gap filler and support for prospective and current students attending PTC.
When attending college in Baltimore MD, Crystal served as a Student Ambassador and Mentor to upcoming ambassadors and in other capacities that allowed her the opportunity to work with students from various backgrounds.
In Crystal’s free time she loves to craft, prank her husband, and spend time with family.
Sloan Spinks is the director of PTC’s Testing Center and is active in creating workshops for PTC’s students that focus on offering support for their academic success. Testing anxiety and sleep management are just a couple of areas that she is happy to speak with students about.
While Sloan was employed at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA she enjoyed being a mentor of MU’s Student Ambassador program and is happy to be in the same role here at PTC. Being able to help foster leadership skills as well as getting to work alongside the ambassadors is what she enjoys most about her mentorship role. In Sloan’s free time, you can find her walking her two big dogs, tackling a home design project, and spending time with friends and family.