The Howard College 2018-19 Diplomats

Howard College Diplomat Program

The Howard College Diplomats are ambassadors of the college and carry out numerous community service and campus-based duties throughout each semester. Students selected as Diplomats serve as the face of Howard College at events and activities and are expected to represent themselves, their community and the college in a professional manner. As a group, the Diplomats participate in many annual community events such as the Comanche Trail Triathlon, the Howard County Fair, the Veteran’s Day celebration, and the Festival of Lights, just to name a few. Diplomats also assist with the recruiting department and may provide campus tours or participate in New Student Orientation (NSO) activities. Additionally, the Diplomats will represent their peers from Howard College in statewide events each year such as Community College day at the state capitol.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student (or anticipate full-time enrollment in the term for which they are applying for a Diplomat position)
  • Maintains a 3.0 GPA
  • Remain in good standing with the college.

Scholarship: 

Applicants selected to serve as a Diplomat will be awarded a scholarship in the fall and spring semester as long as they remain in good standing with the program and the college. The amount of the scholarship may vary each year based on available funding but typically averages approximately $800 each semester. Students are expected to perform community service hours as a part of their scholarship requirements.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the Howard College Big Spring Scholarship Application
  • Submit one letter of recommendation. Accepted sources of recommendation include a teacher, supervisor, co-worker or personal reference
  • If selected, participate in a personal interview
  • Applications are due to the scholarship office by April 1st of each year. Submission instructions are provided in the scholarship application.

 

For more information, contact the Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator at recruiting@howardcollege.edu.

Cheyenne Reyes

From: Westbrook, TX
Major: Associates of Science in Business
First Year Diplomat
Why did you choose to get involved? – I am always excited about learning new things and meeting new people. This is my way of sharing my appreciation and giving back to the College.
Future plans? – My future plans are to get my associates in business then go to ASU to get my bachelors.

Jenavee Striegler

From: Coahoma, TX
Major: Dental Hygiene
Second Year Diplomat
Why did you choose to get involved? – I am proud to be a Diplomat because I get to be a leader and an example for students and potential students. Also, just getting to represent such a great college and be a part of it.
Future plans? – My future academic plans are to get into the Dental Hygiene program, here at Howard College and to graduate as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Nolan Dominguez

From: Big Spring, TX
Major: Associates of Science in Business
First Year Diplomat
Why did you choose to get involved? – Not only am I surrounded by likeminded individuals that share the same ambitions as I do, but I am also surrounded by people with the same heart to serve others. The Diplomat program is exactly what I was looking for in my college experience, to be involved with the school itself as well as the community. I am proud to represent this program on campus and across Big Spring.
Future plans? – Following my time at Howard College, I plan to attend either Texas Tech University or Lubbock Christian University to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

Bracy Bacon

From: Big Spring, TX
Major: General Studies
First Year Diplomat
Why did you choose to get involved? – I am proud to be a Diplomat at Howard College because I enjoy meeting new people and helping my community. Another reason is because I like being involved with the college.
Future plans? – My future plans are to get my associates degree at Howard College and go out into the workforce.

Reagan Ver Steeg

From: Big Spring, TX
Major: ADN-Nursing
Second Year Diplomat
Why did you choose to get involved? – I love representing Howard College, meeting new people and leaving a positive impact on people I meet through this organization.
Future plans? – After earning my ADN through HC, I plan on going to a 4-year university to get my BSN and MSN!

Aubrey Parum

From: Big Spring, TX
Major: Chemistry
First Year Diplomat
Why did you choose to get involved? – Being the face of Howard College makes me proud. I have the opportunity to represent my school, my community, and my peers. The Diplomat program provides me the honor of recruiting new students as well as the ability to interact with prospective students.
Future plans? – Upon graduation from Howard College, I intend to further my education in Chemistry. I will seek to receive my Bachelors of Science degree with an emphasis on chemistry, in order to achieve employment within the field of Petrochemical Refining.

Freisha Burke

From: Miami, FL and El Paso, TX
Major: Neuroscience or Chinese Studies
First Year Diplomat
Why did you choose to get involved? – I’m proud to be a Diplomat at Howard College because I’m able to help and impact the local community in small as well as large ways. I’m also able to represent the school in a positive light while serving as a Diplomat.
Future plans? – My academic goals are large and diverse. My main academic goal is to successfully obtain my M. D. and become a medical doctor. However, before that I’d like to achieve fluency in at least one other language, preferably two, and serve in the peace corps or something similar that allows me to help impoverished areas around the world.

Jose Llanas

From: Winters, TX
Major: Dental Hygiene
First Year Diplomat
Why did you choose to get involved? – I am proud to be a Diplomat because it gives me the opportunity to give thanks to Howard College and the community of Big Spring, Texas. Both Howard College and the community have given students like myself support and motivation to continue my education, and I am extremely grateful. I am proud to represent this organization and give back to the school and community that gave me so much.
Future plans? – After graduation, I plan to work as a Dental Hygienist in the Abilene or Austin area.

Andy Kirkland

From: Big Spring, TX
Major: Physical Therapy
First Year Diplomat
Why did you choose to get involved? – I am glad I am able to be a Diplomat because I meet new people. I also attend events that I would not be a part of if I were not a Diplomat. It also gave me a scholarship, which I really needed.
Future plans? – I plan to attend Howard in the spring and transfer to Tarleton State University next fall.

History and Tradition

The Diplomat Program is part of our tradition and history at Howard College. These photos show the last several years of student leadership and involvement in the program. 

2017-18 Diplomats
2013-14 Diplomats
2012-13 Diplomats
2010-11 Diplomats
2009-10 Diplomats
2008-09 Diplomats
2007-08 Diplomats