Allan Hancock College Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Ambassador Program

Ambassador Program is accepting new applicants.

2018 AmbassadorsJULY 1, 2019 -- For the third year in a row, the Allan Hancock College Foundation is giving community leaders the chance to get a first-hand look at the college’s operations, programs and services through its Community Ambassador Program.

The Community Ambassador Program provides an in-depth introduction to Hancock through workshops with various academic departments and campus organizations and is designed specifically for community leaders and business executives who have a desire to learn more about the college and its mission.

“The program allows for a very expansive look at what Hancock does,” said Sandra Espino, a student services coordinator with the California Department of Rehabilitation who participated in the Community Ambassador Program’s 2018 cohort. “It’s a really great opportunity to learn more about what the college has to offer.”

This year’s ambassadors will meet on campus for six half-day sessions beginning in August 2019 and ending in July 2020. Each session will highlight a different area of the college. Ambassadors will also receive exclusive access to the college’s special events and activities, including tours of the prestigious Public Safety Training Complex at the Lompoc Valley Center, the state-of-the-art industrial technology classrooms and labs on Hancock’s Santa Maria campus, the Pacific Conservatory Theater (PCPA) and more.

“I would definitely recommend Hancock’s ambassador program to others because it raises awareness about the wonderful resources we have right here in our own backyard,” said Santa Maria Fire Department Chief Leonard Champion, who also participated in last year’s program. “I believe anyone that enrolls in the program will walk away with a sense of amazement and pride in the investment that has been made in our community college.”

Rabobank Lompoc Branch Vice President and Branch Manager Shannon Marshall participated in the program at the same time her daughter began attending Hancock. She said the program helped give her a deeper understanding of her daughter’s college experience.

“Learning about the college while she was attending classes provided a lot of insight about Hancock and the resources and services it provides for students,” Marshall said.

Community Ambassadors are selected through an application and interview process. To view a tentative schedule or apply for the program, visit the Allan Hancock College Foundation website at The first session is scheduled to begin Aug. 15. Applications are due by July 31.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $25. Applications can be mailed to College Advancement, 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454. For more information, contact Natalie Rucobo at 1-805-925-2004 or at

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Last Modified Sep 16, 2019