Honors Ambassadors

Honors Ambassadors work with Experiential Learning staff to create unique and engaging programs and events, assists with service projects, attend Honors Program recruitment events on behalf of the Honors Program and members of the Honors Program Student Leadership Team. Honors Ambassadors are instrumental in establishing and maintaining an inviting and engaging climate among students of the Honors Program. 


Amber Wychers, Biomedical Science

Amber Wychers

I'm a second year student at Grand Rapids Community College following the pre-med pathway to obtain my bachelor's degree in biomedical science. I would absolutely love to answer any questions that you may have in regards to the Honors Program, transferring to a four year university, community outreach opportunities, and the many resources that I’ve found helpful at GRCC. Please feel free to reach out at any point, I’d love to hear from you!

Email: amberwychers@email.grcc.edu  


Carson McCready, Communication Studies

Carson McCready

You can ask me about Communications and Public Relations, but you can also ask me about how to get involved in the Honors Program. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me.

Email: carsonmccready@email.grcc.edu


Kate Gyurnek, Pre-Med

Kate Gyurnek

I'm an alum of Grand Rapids Community College and completed several components of the program last year. I'm currently a pre-med student at Grand Valley State University hoping to be a resource for you on my experience transferring to GVSU and/or simply what it's like being a student at GVSU.  Although I am not taking classes this semester at GRCC, I am actively involved with the Honors Program in coordinating volunteer projects and finding fun ways to help Honors student connect.  I would be happy to share advice and answer any questions, comments, or concerns you have about the Honors Program. I look forward to connecting with you!

Email: katelingyurnek@grcc.edu  


Montserrat Paredes-Guzman, Criminal Justice

Montserrat Paredes-Guzman

I’m a Grand Rapids native aiming for a career in law enforcement.  I'm the President of the Criminal Justice Club, the secretary for the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles, a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement and Phi Theta Kappa. I'm actively involved in volunteering and reaching out to the community. I like to travel and meet new people.  Connect with me if you have questions.

Email: monserratparedesgu@email.grcc.edu


Nate VerStrat, Architecture

Nate Verstrat

My drive to learn keeps me moving and motivated, and I am now in my second year as a student at GRCC. Much of my time this semester is spent downtown, either in classes or working as an English tutor in the Language Arts Lab here on campus. As an Honors Ambassador, I am a member of the Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, and I am also current co-president of the french club with Tikvah Finn and Stella Spero. I am pursuing a Master's degree in architecture and intend to transfer to the University of Michigan next year. As I said, I love learning, and beyond that I am always desiring to know people better, experience long-term road trips and enjoy just about any form of travel that allows me to see and understand this world more. I would love to help in your academic pursuits however I can. Feel free to contact me through email if you need anything.

Email: nathanverstrat@email.grcc.edu


Stella Spero, Marketing

Stella Spero

I am a second year student here at GRCC and my second year in the Honors Program! I am planning on receiving an Associates Arts degree, then I plan on transferring to a 4 four-year university and receiving a bachelors degree in Marketing. I spend my free time involved with my youth group and working at an ice cream shop!  I am creating events that are involved with The Kids Food Basket. I would love to help answer any questions about volunteering events, the honors program, etc! Just send an email, and I can answer the question, or direct you to someone who can help!

Email: stellaspero@email.grcc.edu


Tikvah Finn, Pre-Med

Tikvah Finn

I am a second-year student at GRCC and will be graduating this spring. I am planning to transfer to the University of Michigan, and there I will be majoring in French while fulfilling my pre-med requirements. I am the president of PTK and the French Club, and I love being involved on campus. I volunteer with Faith Hospice and Holland Home, so I am a great resource for your if you need clinical experience or enjoy spending time with the elderly. I would love to meet you and help you get more involved at GRCC!

Email: tikvahfinn@email.grcc.edu