Courtney Chambers Named 2024-25 Student Ambassador | Western Technical College


Courtney Chambers Named 2024-25 Student Ambassador

Courtney Chambers

LA CROSSE, Wis., May 6, 2024 – Courtney Chambers, of La Crosse, has been selected as the 2024-25 Western Technical College Student Ambassador, an official spokesperson for Western the Wisconsin Technical college System (WTCS).

As Student Ambassador, Courtney will have opportunities to speak to potential students, community leaders, community groups, and others, and will spotlight the important role of technical and occupational education to the economy and society. In addition, she will represent Western at the state level by working with other student ambassadors throughout the WTCS.

Courtney is a Human Servies student, who is set to graduate this December. She choose Western because of the various support systems in place to help all students succeed. She believes the help she received at Western has set her up to achieve her dreams and support herself and her family in the future.

“I feel comfortable asking questions when I need help. I have a great support system at Western through PALS (personalized applied learning strategies), Access Services, the SPACE, and the Human Services instructors,” said Courtney. “This proves to me that my hard work and efforts are being noticed, and I am thankful to Western for this opportunity.”

In her spare time, Courtney continues to give back to the community. She works with Western’s on-campus food pantry, the Cavalier Cupboard, distributing snacks to various areas on campus. She also works at The Bridge, a program for middle and high school students at United Methodist Church in La Crescent. She also serves as a member of the Black History Committee at Western, as well as Vice President for the Human Services Club.

“A personal value of mine is respect,” adds Chambers. “I was raised to respect all people. It doesn’t matter where you came from or what your background or nationality is.”

“Courtney is Western,” said AJ Clauss, Equity and Inclusion Leader at Western. “She has overcome so many obstacles in her life and has the most positive belief in herself and in humanity. She will call out injustice and still call-in people to the conversation. This opportunity will allow Courtney the intentional chance to shine. The world needs to witness her light.”

Courtney plans to enter the workforce upon graduation. In her spare time, she enjoys working as a volunteer at the Onalaska Church of Christ, working with youth ministry.