For Hub City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Mid-State Technical College student Brandon Roberson of Auburndale has been selected as its Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) state ambassador for the 2017–2018 school year. Roberson will assist in Mid-State’s efforts to develop a greater awareness for technical education and the positive impact technical colleges have on the community. He was recognized in his new role at the State Ambassador Conference in Madison on April 19 and 20 along with the other new state ambassadors from the 15 other colleges in the WTCS.
Although strong academics are one criterion for selection, the state ambassador role is awarded to a student who demonstrates community involvement, leadership in and out of the classroom, and a true commitment to higher education in the WTCS.
Roberson is a current student on the Marshfield campus in the business management and accounting programs. According to Mid-State instructor Trina Kloehn, “Brandon is an exceptional individual who expresses a unique combination of intelligence, humor, humility, and dedication that allows him to excel in and outside of the classroom.”
“It feels good to be named Mid-State’s next state ambassador,” said Roberson. “I aim to represent my classmates to the best of my ability, and I’m eager to get out in the community and share what you can accomplish with a technical school education.”
Mid-State also named Alexandra Lothe, a business management and marketing student in Stevens Point, and Christina Hoyt, a gerontology and nursing student in Wisconsin Rapids, as ambassadors of their respective campuses. Each of Mid-State’s new ambassadors received a $100 scholarship.