Community Ambassador Program

Building A and B

The Ambassador Program is designed specifically for community leaders and business executives to provide an overview of campus operations, programs, and student success. Ambassadors will meet on campus for six half-day sessions. Each session will offer special insight in one area of the college.

Applications are submitted to the Staff Liaison then forwarded to the Community Ambassador Committee. Upon acceptance of an application an interview will be scheduled to complete the process.


  • Executive level introduction to Allan Hancock College
  • Access to AHC special events/activities 
  • Special tours and in depth knowledge of college programs.
  • Official Community Ambassador Name Badge


The application period is now closed.

Contact regarding next years class.

Selection Process

Ambassadors are selected through an application and interview process.


  • Attend six training sessions.
  • Learn about AHC programs, our mission, and educate community
  • Can attend college events when available and enjoy!
  • Have submitted a completed Ambassador application
  • Have a desire to learn about Allan Hancock College.

Events and Meetings

No more than two absences permitted. Please note that times are subject to change.

August 16, 2018 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
September 14, 2018 11:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
November 16, 2018 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
January 25, 2019 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
March 14, 2019 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
May 10, 2019 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
July 25, 2019 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.


12 – 1 p.m. Greetings and Lunch
1 – 1:40 p.m. Operations and LVC Campus
1:40 – 2 p.m. Law Enforcement Academy Overview
2 – 2:20 p.m. Fire Academy Overview
2:20 – 2:40 p.m. EMT Academy Overview
2:40 – 4 p.m. Tour of LVC and Public Safety Training Complex


For more information on the Community Ambassador Program, please contact:

Natalie Rucobo
1-805-922-6966, ext 3675 

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     2017 - 2018      Community Ambassadors

Jorge Aldama - ExxonMobil
Vera Biely - Wells Fargo
Edwin R. Braxton - Lompoc Valley Center
Ben Cox - IOA Insurance Services
Jeremy Deming - Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley
Richard Ellison
Ruben Escobedo - Lynberg & Watkins
Teresa Gallavan -City of Lompoc
Cary Gray - Academic-Scholar
Janet Hillson - Santa Maria Philharmonic
Blanche Hollingsead - Santa Maria Properties
Debra Hood - Santa Barbara County Education Office
Brian Jensen - CoastHills Credit Union
Olivia Magana - Lompoc FCC - Federal Bureau of Prisons
Alejandra Mahoney - People's Self Help Housing
Kimberly Malesky - Monarch Wealth Strategies
Madisyn Masatani - Community Health Centers of the Central Coast
Eric Melsheimer - Melfred Borzall
Cynthia Moreno - Santa Maria High School, Retired
Joe Payne - The Sun/Santa Maria Sun
Keith Pierce - Farmers Insurance
Paul Randelman - Wells Fargo, Retired
Suzanne Singh - Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce
Mark Swanitz - Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District
Jim Talbott - SMOOTH, Inc
Rob Traylor - Law Office of Robert E. Traylor
Rene Zavala - Lattis Networks

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