Congratulations to TCC students Hannah Weiss and DaTeira Holmes on receiving the 2015-2016 AAWCC National Scholarship. They will each be awarded a $500 scholarship and a one-year membership to AAWCC.
Only six scholarships winners were chosen on a national level. Scholarship recipients were selected based on their noteworthy academic accomplishments, community involvement and contributions made in support of women’s issues at their respective community colleges.
TCC Students with AAWCC TCC Chapter Board
Okema Bowers, DaTeria Holmes, Latesha Johson, Hannah Weiss, Christine Damrose-Mahlmann and Laura Soulsby (left to right)
August 21, 2015
Women of TCC:
The TCC Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) is preparing for another great learning, networking, and developing year and we want you to be a part of it! The American Association for Women in Community Colleges changes women’s lives through education, service and leadership development. By developing a national conversation for women leaders, AAWCC strives to bring awareness, advocate for, and take steps to further position these women in their leadership roles. AAWCC works to spotlight the value that these women leaders bring throughout community colleges.
During our inaugural year, the TCC Chapter of the AAWCC committed to focus our efforts in three areas: Professional Development, Coaching & Mentoring, and Community Service. During the spring of 2015, we hosted a dynamic Women’s Leadership Forum, raised awareness and donations for the H.E.R. Shelter, and held a social networking event. For the 2015-2016 year, we have plans to continue our focus and expand our reach to more women, development, causes, and opportunities. For more information on our past events and meeting minutes, please visit our website at: http://web.tcc.edu/aawcc/.
The TCC Chapter of the AAWCC Chapter is holding our membership drive for the 2015-2016 year from September 14-25, 2015. Membership dues are $50 and includes your national membership in the AAWCC and participation in all AAWCC news, events, and offerings. The TCC-AAWCC Treasurer, Latesha Johnson, will collect the membership application, POR Form (if using professional development funds), and/or checks or money orders from September 14-25, 2015. See the attached membership application for full details on dues payment.
We encourage your consideration of this professional and personal development organization and look forward to you joining us in the AAWCC!
Boots to Blackboard
On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, the TCC Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) hosted the ‘Boots to Blackboard’ event honoring our veterans and their families. The event, held at the Virginia Beach Campus, highlighted faculty, staff, and students who have served in each branch of the military. Each branch panelist briefly shared his/her experience and how the transition from the military to TCC has impacted their life. Additionally, we used the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) model to tap into the experiences and needs of the panelists and the audience to gauge insight for ways to improve and build upon the services and support provided by the College.
TCC Chapter of AAWCC Bylaws
AAWCC 2016-2017 Membership Information
AAWCC 2016-2017 Membership Information for Students
AAWCC Event Proposal Form
Dr. Okema Bowers
First-Year Success Coordinator
Dr. Christine Damrose-Mahlmann
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Ms. Laura Soulsby
Associate Director of Intercultural Learning
Ms. Latesha Johnson
Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of the President
TCC Chapter Subcommittee Proposals Process
TCC AAWCC Subcommittee Proposals Process
TCC Chapter of AAWCC Meeting Minutes
AAWCC Business Meeting Minutes November 9, 2016
AAWCC Business Meeting Minutes August 11, 2016
AAWCC Business Meeting Minutes April 12, 2016
AAWCC Business Meeting Minutes Oct 27, 2015
AAWCC Board Meeting Minutes Oct 19, 2015
AAWCC Board Meeting Minutes Sept 16 2015
AAWCC Board Meeting Minutes May 11, 2015
AAWCC Board Meeting Minutes Feb 10, 2015
AAWCC Board Meeting Minutes July 16, 2014
AAWCC Board Meeting Minutes Sept 9, 2014
AAWCC Board Meeting Minutes Oct 22, 2014
AAWCC Board Meeting Minutes Dec 10, 2014
AAWCC Social and Networking Event
Dec 11, 2015
From left: Christine Damrose-Mahlmann, Okema Bowers, Latesha Johnson, Laura Soulsby
The American Association of Women in Community Colleges changes women’s lives through education, service and leadership development. By developing a national conversation for women leaders, AAWCC strives to bring awareness, advocate for, and take steps to further position these women in their leadership roles. AAWCC works to spotlight the value that these women leaders bring throughout community colleges.
You may recall that our president, Dr. Edna Baehre-Kolovani, is the 2013 recipient of the AAWCC’s Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding leadership and mentorship to provide opportunities for women in community colleges. Dr. Baehre-Kolovani has been integral in reestablishing the TCC chapter and setting a pathway for professionalism, development, and opportunities for women employees of TCC and the community.
We are looking forward to your participation in this professional association and the impact the TCC Chapter of AAWCC will have on the College and beyond. Please email us at AAWCC@tcc.edu. For more information on AAWCC go to: http://www.aawccnatl.org/
We look forward to serving with you!
President-TCC Chapter of AAWC
United Way Day of Caring
Sept 11th & 18th, 2015
AAWCC Members participate in the Virginia Beach
"You're Hired! 2 Day Career Seminar"
This seminar prepared women for transitioning from incarceration to job-placement. TCC Employees You’re Hired! event was held at the Law Enforcement Training Academy in Virginia Beach. The two-day event included seminars on résumé writing and the importance of professional business attire, along with mock interviews.
Susan James, Christine Damrose-Mahlmann,
LaVerne Ellerbe, Kyndra Brown &, Sylvia Davis, (L to R)
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Thanks for participating in our
Women: Game Changers,
Barrier Breakers, & Innovators
Dr. Wanda Brockington,
Associate Professor and Chair of the
Mass Communications and Journalism
Department at Norfolk State University
Co-owner of JS&J Restaurants, Inc
Chief Executive Officer,
Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast
Capt. Richelle Kay-Marriner,
United States Navy, Nurse Corp.
The AAWCC Community Service Subcomittee sponsored a Community Service Drive to benefit the H.E.R. Shelter!
The H.E.R. Shelter is a private, non-profit agency, certified by the United Way of South Hampton Roads, and the statewide coalition, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA). H.E.R. has a 24- hour emergency hotline where a trained advocate can assist individuals in need with information, referrals, o rwhen appropriate, can provide safe, emergency housing for a woman and her children.
Chapter Members collected unexpired non-perishable foods,
laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, buspasses, and gift certificates
(grocery stores and gas cards) for those in need.