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Ponce Named Ambassador of the Year


By Hutchinson Community College


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (April 29,2024) — Hutchinson Community College has announced that Katie Ponce has been selected as the 2023-2024 Wes Christopher Ambassador of the Year.

Katie is a 2022 graduate of Macksville High School.  In addition to serving as an Ambassador, Katie is also a Leadership Scholar.  She is currently majoring in Pre-Pharmacy at HutchCC and will be returning for the 2024-2025 school year. 

The Ambassador group, comprised of HutchCC students from all areas of the college, assists the Admissions Office with recruitment activities. They provide campus tours to prospective students and their families, help with on-campus recruitment events, and contact future students to provide information about the College. The Ambassadors are led by HutchCC Admissions Office staff members Lynnette Hilty, Assistant Director of Admissions, and BreAnne Edwards, Campus Visit Coordinator.

The Wes Christopher Ambassador of the Year Award is named in honor of Wes Christopher, a 2002 graduate of HutchCC and former Ambassador who passed away in 2005 as the result of a motorcycle accident.

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