Jon Martin of Bennington Named a Student Ambassador at the Kansas State Polytechnic Campus
Jon Martin of Bennington is one of five Wildcats that has earned a coveted leadership role on the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus after being selected as a 2019-2020 student ambassador. Martin is a sophomore in computer systems technology.
Student ambassadors assist with a variety of admissions-led events such as Preview Day for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors; Polytechnic Wildcat for a Day, an overnight program that gives prospective students a full college experience; and Open House. They will provide STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — advocacy to the local STARBASE program as well as volunteer at different activities within the Salina community. Their goal is to give personal perspectives on the student experience, promote campus offerings and celebrate purple pride.
Martin, who is also the Student Governing Association treasurer and works in the campus's IT office, said everyone is so willing to help you out because they want to see you succeed. He said he loves his school and wants to be a part of a group that helps show that off.
To be considered, students apply for the ambassador position and go through an interview process with a designated search committee. Students who are already involved on campus, are in good academic standing and possess strong conversational skills usually stand out.