Stand out among the crowd!

NFC Sentinel Ambassadors gain a wide range of skills that enhance your professional and educational resume. Employers and universities seek individuals with more than good grades. They need those who care about their community, have a desire to go the extra mile, and a willingness to serve others.

The NFC Sentinel Ambassadors program is an opportunity for select NFC students to gain leadership and networking experience through service. 

Students provide campus tours, participate in campus and community events, and assist with representing NFC throughout the year.  Students are chosen through a highly selective application and interview process.  In addition to a variety of service opportunities, students participate in on-going leadership and professional skill training.

Applications are open July 11 – August 22, 2023.

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Sentinel Ambassador Leadership Qualities

NFC Sentinel Ambassadors should strive to be campus leaders. A good college student leader possesses several qualities that contribute to their effectiveness in their role. Here are some key qualities:

  1. Strong Communication Skills: Effective student leaders are able to articulate their thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely. They are skilled listeners who can understand and respond to the concerns and needs of their fellow students.
  2. Integrity and Ethics: Good student leaders lead by example and demonstrate strong moral character. They are honest, trustworthy, and act in accordance with ethical principles. They are committed to upholding the values and standards of their institution.
  3. Vision and Goal Orientation: Student leaders should have a clear vision for their role and the ability to set goals that align with the interests and needs of the student body. They should be able to motivate and inspire others to work towards those goals.
  4. Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: Effective leaders understand the diverse perspectives and experiences of their peers. They demonstrate empathy and emotional intelligence by being sensitive to the feelings and concerns of others, fostering inclusivity, and promoting a supportive environment.
  5. Organization and Time Management: Good student leaders possess strong organizational skills and are adept at managing their time effectively. They can prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and coordinate various activities and events.
  6. Collaboration and Teamwork: Student leaders must be able to work collaboratively with other student leaders, faculty, and staff members. They should be skilled at building relationships, resolving conflicts, and fostering a sense of teamwork among their peers.
  7. Initiative and Proactivity: Effective leaders take initiative and demonstrate proactive behavior. They identify problems or areas for improvement and take appropriate action to address them. They are self-motivated and willing to go above and beyond to make a positive impact.
  8. Adaptability and Resilience: Student leaders should be adaptable and able to navigate challenges and setbacks effectively. They should be resilient in the face of adversity and demonstrate the ability to bounce back from failures or obstacles.
  9. Strong Work Ethic: Good student leaders are hardworking and committed to their responsibilities. They demonstrate dedication, perseverance, and a willingness to put in the necessary effort to fulfill their duties.
  10. Open-mindedness and Continuous Learning: Effective leaders are open to new ideas and perspectives. They actively seek opportunities for personal and professional growth, continuously learn from their experiences, and encourage others to do the same.

Remember that these qualities are not exhaustive, and different leadership roles may require additional or specific attributes. However, possessing these qualities will help a college student leader to excel and positively impact their fellow students and the broader campus community.

Questions? Email Lynn Wyche, Associate Dean of Student Life, at or call 850.973.9404