Our college representatives, better known as our Student Ambassadors, play a vital role in assisting our student engagement division. These students span across nine different majors with career paths equally as diverse. These students have a passion for not only bettering themselves, but bettering their fellow students, future students, and the community of HGTC.
These are the selected Student Ambassadors of HGTC for the 2014-2015 school year. These students serve as tour guides, event volunteers, and as a resource for students on campus.
Meet Chelsie Corns:
“I am from Madison, North Carolina and moved to Myrtle Beach a few years ago. I love
living here! I believe it is important to treat others as you would want to be treated.
I chose HGTC because of the Human Services Program, the public safety that is provided
to students and the scenery because the campus is beautiful.Being a Student Ambassador
allows me to network, promote student engagement, and to make future students aware
of how great HGTC is.
I plan to graduate from HGTC with my A.S.S. in Human Services. After graduation, I plan to further my education and receive my Bachelor's and Master's in Social Work. I want to implement long-lasting social change in my future career.
Meet Rodney Jean Baptiste:
“I am originally from Brooklyn, New York but have lived in South Carolina most of
my life. I have learned so much from HGTC and has shaped my life and mold my career
choice. I chose to attend the HGTC because of its curriculum, positive upbeat staff,
and vast demographic population.
I am currently pursuing my Associate degree in the Business Transfer program. I wanted to become a Student Ambassador because it gives me the chance to experience this college at its core. Interacting with many fellow students in at events is the best way to experience HGTC's culture and diversity.
My future goals consist of transferring to a 4 year university and attaining a Master’s degree in Marketing. After working for a marketing firm and building my experience I will then seek to start my own business venture becoming the first entrepreneur in my family.”
Clubs: Ronald McNair Club, President
Meet Karina Banaduc:
“I am a very sociable person and I like to get involved in as many activities as I
can. I love being a Student Ambassador because I am able to tell people about my great
experience at HGTC and it is a great way to socialize.
I chose HGTC because I was impressed with the equipment that is available for the students to practice and learn from. I am in the nursing program and after, I plan to stay and get begin my degree in Engineering were I plan to transfer to complete my Bachelor's degree.
Honor Society: Phi Theta Kappa
Tutor at the Student Success and Tutoring Center (SSTC)
Meet Renee Pointer:
“I chose HGTC because of the leadership, academic and technology skills offered here.
I am currently majoring in Business Management with a Hospitality emphasis.
Upon graduating from HGTC I am going to continue on with my Bachelor's and Master’s Degree where I will pursue a job as a Food & Beverage Director.
I enjoy being a Student Ambassador because I am able to assist with events both on and off campus and interact with fellow students and faculty. I love my college!”
Meet Maurice Moultrie:
“I graduated from Carolina Forest High School. I choose HGTC because it has a wonderful
Physical Therapy Assistant program. I chose the PTA program because I really enjoy
helping people. I want to assist people in gaining and maintaining their functional
When I am not in class or work, I enjoy spending time with my family and love listening to music.
Becoming a Student Ambassador was a way for me to get involved on campus and be a student leader. My future goal is to obtain my Physical Therapy Assistant license.”
Honor Society: Phi Theta Kappa
Meet Kathy Simmons:
"I have earned an Associate's Degree in Administrative Office Technology and now I am working on my General Business Degree. I have really enjoyed my college experience. At first, I was nervous about returning to school after being away for so many years, but when I came to HGTC the faculty and staff were so nice and helpful.
I wanted to become a student ambassador because I wanted to have the opportunity to help students around campus. Being a student ambassador allows me to give back some of the kindness that I was shown at HGTC
My future goals are to finish my degree and transfer to a 4-year college to complete my Bachelor's degree in Business. I am looking forward to a career when I can help others."
Honor Society: Phi Theta Kappa
Meet Oliver Grant:
"I chose HGTC for many reasons. Like many other adults, I am very busy; HGTC provides me with the flexibility to further my education without causing any interference with my work. I am currently studying an Associates in Arts because I plan on transferring to a 4-year college to pursue my Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
I chose to become a student ambassador because I am truly proud to be a student at HGTC, and nothing gives me greater joy than to be a representative for this college.
My future goals are to obtain my CPA from the State of South Carolina and work for an Accounting firm."
Oliver's favorite quote: "Stay far from timid, only make moves when your heart is in it, and live the phrase the sky's the limit"
Meet Laura Wilkes:
"I am currently enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at HGTC. I relocated to South Carolina in 2013 with my family after retiring from 26 years in the Air Force. The culinary program offers me the opportunity to combine my love for food and cooking with the challenge of exploring a second career. HGTC was the best fit for me based on the small class sizes, student to professor ratios, transfer credits, and the expansion of the Culinary program.
I hope that during my time as a student ambassador I can change the misconceptions about 2-year colleges. I look forward to the opportunity to showcase the outstanding technical, professional, and university transfer programs that are available at HGTC.
After graduation, I plan to use the skills that I have obtained to start a meal delivery services that provides home cooked, ready-to-eat meals."
Clubs/Organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, American Culinary Federation, VFW, Student Veterans of America
Meet Jalicia Chandler:
"I am currently enrolled in the Associates of Arts program. I plan on transferring to a four year university to major in English with a minor in Business. I love to read because I become the character. I can travel from London to California to China just by reading. Also I enjoy writing, singing, dancing and cooking. I am an out-going person who loves to simply have fun.
I chose HGTC because I felt as if they gave me a second chance to be somebody. So I took that chance and now I am one of the faces of this great school. I wanted to become a Student Ambassador because I want to make a difference. I want the chance to give someone else a fresh start.
Clubs: Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.