By: Sam Alvarado, Honors College Sophomore
Receiving my acceptance letter to the ECU Honors College signified a new chapter in my life, one that would bring an array of opportunities, friendships and responsibilities. I knew from the start that I didn’t want to be just another student, I wanted to be involved on campus, and more importantly with the people that made my success possible: the Honors College. For this reason, I jumped at the opportunity to join the Honors College Ambassadors.
The Honors College Ambassadors is a group of committees that have direct involvement in several events and projects pertaining to the Honors College. Among the committees, I knew that I would most enjoy the Marketing Committee. As a graphic design major and business minor, marketing is a sector of the business world that I may spend much of my career working in. During my freshman year, participating in such things as the Monster Dash, a benefit run for a local community center that encouraged costumes of any kind, and the production of an Honors College Living-Learning video that featured current honors students in the Garrett Residence Hall, made great memories and had opportunities for leadership that I may not have had otherwise.
Now as a sophomore, I’ve taken another step towards deeper involvement by running for the Co-chair of the Marketing Committee. To my surprise, I was elected! Having the ability to lead discussions and propose ideas for future events or projects has been quite an exciting endeavor, as well as an important learning experience that I can carry with me even after graduating. I’m looking forward to what my future as an ECU Honors student has in store, and all the new ways I can contribute to the Honors College with my peers in the Honors Ambassadors.