Amy Rose Arriaga
Family: Tomas (Dad), Maribel (Mom) Samuel (Brother) and Ismael (Brother)
High School: Greenville Christian Academy
Major: Business Administration
Hobbies/Interests: Dance, play ukulele, swim, gardening, archery and riding four-wheelers. I’m interested in anything that involves being outside, building things with wood, and tools. I enjoy learning about herbal medicine and how plants can benefit our body. Spending time with my family is the best thing I like to do.
What Influenced You to Apply for the Student Ambassador Program? Enjoys being involved in the community, helping and volunteering.
Why Did You Choose Pitt Community College? “I chose to go to Pitt because of the opportunity it gives to the students. Also, one of the advisors at Pitt encouraged me to take a step of faith, and God has provided for me to continue with my studies.”
One Interesting Fact about Yourself: “That I learned English in a year — from knowing nothing to being able to talk, read and write.”
What Is Your 'Superpower'? "I can memorize a sequence of dance in a couple tries."
Family: Andrew Beaman (Husband); John (Dad) and Betsy Musgrave (Mom); Siblings: Alex and Larissa Summa and Monica, Tessa and Mallory Musgrave
High School: Clayton
Major: Office Administration
Hobbies/Interests: Crocheting, video games, Dungeons & Dragons, cooking/entertaining, Bible study, walking for exercise, office supplies, The Beatles, Bath and Body Works candles, planning/organizing
What Influenced You to Apply for the Student Ambassador Program? "Having completed my first year (of three) here, I have personally partaken of many of the incredible benefits this institution has made available to its students: counseling services, career services, tutoring (TASC), physical and online library resources, computer labs, accessibility services, student activities and more! A PCC education is an amazing academic value in the first place, but with so many supplemental programs and activities to help me make the most of my time in college, the PCC experience is worth far more than the degree I'm earning. This is something I want to tell anyone who will listen, and the Student Ambassador Program will give me the opportunity to do so."
Why Did You Choose Pitt Community College? "My husband attended PCC about a decade ago. He dropped out before finishing his degree, yet he still had many good things to say about his experience! To me, that was a real testament to the quality of the college—enough to convince me that moving here from Raleigh would be a great decision (it was)."
One Interesting Fact about Yourself: "I was a cheerleader in high school. Now I'm in my 30s and can still do back-walkovers, 'running' and 'standing' back-handsprings, and cartwheels!"
What Is Your 'Superpower'? "I am naturally able to assume the best of others' intentions; only once in more than five years has anyone 'successfully' offended me."
Family: Mike (Dad), Renee (Mom) and Kyleigh (Sister)
High School: North Pitt
Major: Associate of Science
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, hanging out with friends, listening to music, and going to church.
What Influenced You to Apply for the Student Ambassador Program? “I have had multiple friends go through this program and only say good things about their experiences. I want the opportunity to meet new people and become a better person, learner and leader in my community.”
Why Did You Choose Pitt Community College? “I chose Pitt Community College because of the family atmosphere that it has. There are close knit relationships between the students and the teachers. Pitt Community College gives their students so many chances to bond and expand on their interests."
One Interesting Fact about Yourself: “I'm a certified pharmacy technician due to an amazing teacher.”
What Is Your 'Superpower'? "My superpower is my ability to see everything through a positive outlook on life. I like smiling and encouraging people to be the best person they can be."
Family: Mom, dad and younger sister
High School: Christ Covenant School
Major: University Transfer (Education)
Hobbies/Interests: "I play basketball, act, read, draw, bike and watch TV, but my favorite by far is spending time with my friends and family."
What Influenced You to Apply for the Student Ambassador Program? “I was excited by the potential for new relationships and opportunities the program would provide.”
Why Did You Choose Pitt Community College? “It’s close to home, so I can continue to work where I am now and serve at my church.”
Where Do You Plan to be in 10 Years? “I hope to be teaching or ministering to those with special needs whether it be dyslexia, autism or Down syndrome. I want to teach each child that they are beautiful the way they are, not inferior just because some things are harder for them. I also hope to have a family or be married and wish to have an amazing group of friends. But most of all, I will be worshiping my God and living into who He’s called me to be.”
One Random Fact about Yourself: “I was born in Nashville, Tenn., and I am a big Buffalo Bills fan.”
What Is Your 'Superpower'? "I can make friends with just about anyone."
Family: Seamus (Dad), Rebecca (Mom), Sarah (Sister) and Audrey (Sister) Keith. I live with my significant other, Matthew Karp, and together we have two dogs named Riggins and Sachi.
Hometown: Farmington, Maine
High School: Mt. Blue
Hobbies/Interests: "Going to the beach and visiting/climbing lighthouses. I also am a cheerleading coach at a cheer gym in Washington, N.C. I enjoy getting to work with local youth through a sport that I enjoyed so much as a kid."
What Influenced You to Apply for the Student Ambassador Program? Radiography Program Director Mary Daniel "told me about the program and got me interested in applying.”
Why Did You Choose Pitt Community College? “PCC offered my program of choice in a small classroom style setting that is not only located close to home, but for a competitive price point as well.”
One Interesting Fact about Yourself: “I am originally from Maine! I moved to North Carolina in 2016 and have been enjoying the south ever since.”
What Is Your 'Superpower'? "My superpower is that I am a detail- and deadline-oriented person. I find that if I focus on those two things that I can succeed in many different areas of life."
Family: Ashley (Mom), Mark (Dad), Lexi (Sister) and dogs, Hope and Maizie
High School: D.H. Conley
Major: Associate Degree Nursing
Hobbies/Interests: "I am currently a CNA on the pediatric floor at Maynard Children’s Hospital, and I am also a dance teacher at The Greenville Civic Ballet — both of which I love so much!"
What Influenced You to Apply for the Student Ambassador Program? “I was drawn to the program because I was told by former ambassadors how amazing the program is and all of the important life skills and connections you gain being part of such a wonderful group.”
Why Did You Choose Pitt Community College? “I chose PCC because the RIBN program and the student ambassador program were two opportunities that I believed would lead me to the most success in my college career while also having a more one-on-one relationship with both my professors and classmates due to smaller class sizes.”
One Interesting Fact about Yourself: “An interesting fact about me is that I was a dancer for 16 years before graduating last year — seven of those being in a pre professional company, and I now teach at that same studio!”
What Is Your 'Superpower'? "My superpower is my empathy. For as long as I can remember, I have always lived by the saying 'put yourself in their shoes.' This has made me more empathetic and given me stronger connections to both people I know well and those I don’t."
Family: Kelly (Dad), Anna (Mom), Jack (Brother) and Phoebe (Sister)
High School: South Lenoir
Major: Medical Sonography
Hobbies/Interests: "I enjoy going to the beach with family and friends. I have taken dance at Mooves Dance Studio for 14 years. I also enjoy playing soccer."
What Influenced You to Apply for the Student Ambassador Program? “I had been told that the PCC Student Ambassador Program was a wonderful experience and I needed to look into it. I had no idea what the Student Ambassador Program was, so I started reaching out for more information. I became very interested and decided to apply for the program. I am so excited for this experience!”
Why Did You Choose Pitt Community College? “I am a big family person, so I knew I wanted to stay close to home. Pitt Community College also has the Medical Sonography program, which is the program I want to pursue a degree in.”
One Interesting Fact about Yourself: “I have a chocolate lab named 'Piper.'”
What Is Your 'Superpower'? "Determination."
Family: Lawrence Sr. (Dad), Sharon (Mom) and Lawrence Jr. (Brother)
High School: Beaufort County Early College
Major: Medical Sonography
Hobbies/Interests: "I enjoy reading, shopping and cooking."
What Influenced You to Apply for the Student Ambassador Program? “I wanted to hone my leadership skills while making great friends in the process. I tend to be pretty introverted, but I knew this opportunity would enhance my communication skills and shape me into the person I want to become.”
Why Did You Choose Pitt Community College? “I heard great things from a former medical sonography student. They mentioned the intimate class sizes and the amazing teachers who work tirelessly to ensure we get the best experience possible.”
One Interesting Fact about Yourself: “I am double-jointed."
What Is Your 'Superpower'? "My superpower is my ability to hear out both sides of a discussion and come to a conclusion that both people will agree on."
Family: Roshonda (Mom), Vicktor (Dad) and Micah (Brother)
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
High School: Farmville Central
Major: Advertising & Graphic Design
Hobbies/Interests: "I enjoy spending my time watching true crime documentaries or movies/shows based off of crimes and criminal minds."
What Influenced You to Apply for the Student Ambassador Program? “My previous advisor mentioned the program and thought it would be the perfect fit for me to try something new.”
Why Did You Choose Pitt Community College? “I chose Pitt Community College because it was close to home. I also had taken a few classes in high school and I loved how understanding the teachers were and how small the class was.”
One Interesting Fact about Yourself: “I have a beautiful heart.”
What Is Your 'Superpower'? "I don’t let anything break my spirit."
Family: Christina (Mom) Russell (Dad), Jalen (Brother) and JaCoya (Sister)
High School: Cosby
Major: Simulation & Game Development
Hobbies/Interests: "Playing/watching sports (mainly football and basketball), art and video games."
What Influenced You to Apply for the Student Ambassador Program? “I felt that this prestigious program would reinforce the development of my communication and leadership skills needed in order to be successful in not only my career, but my life as a whole.”
Why Did You Choose Pitt Community College? “I decided to enroll at PCC, because they (have) adequate courses to help prepare me for a four-year university.”
One Interesting Fact about Yourself: “I collect sports memorabilia.”
What Is Your 'Superpower'? "... Great artistic and creative abilities."
Family: Waylon (Dad), Kimberly (Mom) and Abby (Sister)
High School: Greenville Christian Academy
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hobbies/Interests: "The main things that I love are art and music."
What Influenced You to Apply for the Student Ambassador Program? “[It's] a way to help out the community and stand out among others.”
Why Did You Choose Pitt Community College? “It was the perfect school for me, no matter what trade I was deciding on. There are tons of options for programs and well-educated people behind each and every one.”
One Interesting Fact about Yourself: “I’m always wanting to combine new mediums for art.”
What Is Your 'Superpower'? "Creativity."