Celebrating AAWCC Accomplishments

2022

Dr. Mara Fulmer
named the 2022 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty

Congratulations to Dr. Mara Fulmer who was named the 2022 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty during the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention. Dr. Fulmer, who is a Professor of Graphics Design, also serves as the Pathway Coordinator and Chair of The MCC Council. AACC recognized her for the passion she shows for student success, willingness to support students inside and outside of the classroom, leadership of The MCC Council and her go-above-and-beyond attitude that ensures student completion. This award is a true testament to Dr. Fulmer’s lifelong dedication and commitment to students! Pictures and a video are attached for your review.

Jennifer Follett
honored by the Michigan Occupational Special Populations Association (MOSPA)

Jennifer Follett receiving award

Technology Division Administrative Assistant Jennifer Follett was honored by the Michigan Occupational Special Populations Association (MOSPA) with the 2022 Support Staff award at their Awards and Recognition Ceremony. Jennifer was selected because of her outstanding work for Special Populations students in occupational programs that goes above and beyond what is asked.

November 2022

  • Wanda Brown has been named Mott Community College's Title IX Coordinator. This role supports all students but we understand that women, women of color and those who identify as transgender are more adversely impacted by issues covered under Title IX. Title IX prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, sexual harassment; domestic, intimate partner and dating violence; stalking; sexual assault and other forms sexual misconduct. The Title IX Office is committed to working with the administration, faculty, staff, and students to provide leadership for Title IX activities and investigations. We help to ensure the College responds promptly, effectively, and equitably to all Title IX matters.
  • Anar Guru, named Dean of Health Sciences
  • Dr. Madonna Carpenter, returns to MCC as Dean of Technology Nov. 2022
  • Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea recognized by Michigan Women's Commission as women trailblazers, ceiling-busters and ladder-builders. Check out her interview on Yourtube #MiWomenWednesday: Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea Nov. 2022
  • DeAndra Larkin, Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at MCC, has been named a 40 undre 40 honoree by the American Association of Women in Community Colleges 2022 as well as being recognized by the Genesee Group as their 40 under 40 rising professionals.
  • Bermicia Parks, Director of Student Success and Accountability
  • Rebecca Gale-Gonzalez, Financial Aid Specialist
  • Speaking Engagement: Angela Hood, Guest Speaker at the NAW Apprenticeship brunch being held Thursday in the Regional Technology Center 1005.
  • Several members were named to or will continue Council Appointments:
    • Teaching and Learning, Dr. Mara Fulmer Chair | Executive Council Chair
    • Student Success - Dr. Anar Guru Vice Chair
    • Employee Success - Bermicia Parks Chair
    • Employee Success - Wanda Brown Vice Chair
    • Community Sustainabilility - Monique Bryant Chair

AAWCC Member, Madonna Carpenter
named Dean of Academic Services

Congratulations to Dr. Madonna Carpenter-Jackson on being named Dean of Academic Services for Glen Oaks Community College.

AAWCC Member, Dr. Sounya Walker
Appointed Interim Dean

Appointed Interim Dean of Humanities at Mott Community College.


2021

Dinah Schaller
named Michigan Hero

Dinah Schaller, LCSW, SSW, CDCI Lead Social Worker in the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center was name MCC AAWCC Chapters 2021 Most Influential Women of the Year! Dinah was also named a “Michigan Hero” by the Michigan Community Service Commission!


2020

Anne M. Gupton
named Most Influential Women of the Year

Anne M. Gupton, Counselor was named MCC AAWCC's 2020 Most Influential Women of the Year.

AAWCC Member, Katie Kiacz
named AAWCC's 40 under 40

AAWCC Member Katie Kiacz receives the MI ACE 2020 Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership Award 2020 and was listed as AAWCC's 40 under 40. The award recognizes outstanding female leaders under the age of 40 working at a community college.

AAWCC Member,Stephanie Pomper
named AAWCC's 40 under 40

AAWCC Member Stephanie Pomper receives the MI ACE 2020 Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership Award 2020 and was listed as AAWCC's 40 under 40. The award recognizes outstanding female leaders under the age of 40 working at a community college.


2019

Clarissa Crisp and Aubrey Folts
named AAWCC's 40 under 40

Clarissa Crisp and Aubrey Folts were named AAWCC's 40 under 40. The award recognizes outstanding female leaders under the age of 40 working at a community college.

AAWCC Member, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea
was honored with the 2019 "Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year"

Congratulations! AAWCC Member, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea was honored with the 2019 “Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year”

AAWCC Member, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea
was honored with the 2019 "Award of Excellence"

Congratulations! AAWCC Member, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea was honored with the 2019 “Award of Excellence” by The Genesee District Library as an honoree for the 18th Annual Black History Month Brunch. Every year the Genesee District Library honors people who work to make positive changes in the community.


2018

President-Elect Wanda Brown, MCC-AAWCC
received the 2018 “Essential Piece”

Kudos! To Wanda Brown, MCC-AAWCC President-Elect received the 2018 “Essential Piece” Award from Motherly Intersession as a volunteer tutor. Mott Community College Center for Teaching and Learning partnered with Motherly intersession, an award winning agency which provides wrap around services for children of incarcerated parents. Motherly Intersession recruits and support tutors for the RACS program (Ready and Counting to Success).

AAWCC receives the "Model Program of the Year" Award

Mott Community College (MCC) Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) received the 2018 "Model Program of the Year" Award for their 1st Scholarship Brunch Program. The Scholarship Brunch recognizes MCC Woman of the Year and three MCC female students with a $300 scholarship to help support students educational goals. MCC-AAWCC also received "Under 40" awards for AAWCC Members, Katie Kiacz and Jordan Clark-Hester.

Dr. Sounya Walker and Melita Bowman-Murphy
received the 2018 AAWCC "LEADERS Institute" Graduates

Congratulations! Dr. Sounya Walker and Melita Bowman-Murphy 2018 AAWCC "LEADERS Institute" Graduates. The national board for the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) supports the advancement of community college women into leadership positions. The LEADERS Institute is a five day, content-intensive, experiential workshop, based on the AACC Core Competencies for Community College Leaders. The LEADERS Institute promotes the development of women’s leadership skills and qualities at every level in community college education and administration. The Institute is designed to prepare women leaders for career opportunities, career advancement, and executive-level leadership positions, including the presidency. Graduates of the LEADERS Institute are recognized for their excellence in collaboration, encouragement and support for each other, their appreciation that many styles of leadership co-exist, and continuing expansion of their professional talents based on a strong personal foundation.

Jordan Hester and Katie Kiacz
named AAWCC's 40 under 40

Jordan Hester and Katie Kiacz were named AAWCC's 40 under 40. The award recognizes outstanding female leaders under the age of 40 working at a community college.


2017

AAWCC Member, Daphne Epps
2017-2018 Graduate of The Michigan Community College Leadership Academy

Congratulations! to AAWCC Member, Daphne Epps, 2017-2018 Graduate of The Michigan Community College Leadership Academy, which is facilitated by the MCCA and Lead Star. The Leadership academy includes action based learning projects, workshops, experiential learning activities, and mentoring.

Dr. Madonna Jackson
was elected as the Region IV director for the National AAWCC

Dr. Madonna Jackson was elected as the Region IV director for the National AAWCC. The National AAWCC is divided into 8 regions. The states in Region IV include: Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky She will officially start her duties on July 1, 2017.

Andretta Newton and Ronda Brinch
were selected to attend the AAWCC Leadership Institute in Red Ban, New Jersey in June

The LEADERS Institute is a five day, content-intensive, experiential workshop, based on a recently revised curriculum reflecting AACC Core Competencies for Community College Leadership. The LEADERS Institute promotes the development of women’s leadership skills and qualitie! s at every level in community college administration and education. Graduates of the LEADERS Institute are recognized for their excellence in collaboration, encouragement and support for each other, their appreciation that many styles of leadership co-exist, and continuing expansion of their professional talents based on a strong personal foundation. Over the course of 34 years of successes, a coalition of more than 6,000 women leaders has been established.


2016

Chapter of the Year
awarded by the National Associationof the AAWCC

The Mott Community College (MCC) Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) was been named Chapter of the Year at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago April 11, 2016.

The AAWCC Chapter Award recognizes an official AAWCC chapter and its members who, through a variety of programs and/or services, have made significant contributions on behalf of women. The applicant must demonstrate that the AAWCC chapter involved meets all the requirements established by AAWCC for chapter designation.

"This is a tremendous honor for our Chapter," said Madonna Carpenter-Jackson, MCC Chapter President. “It would not have been possible without the commitment and dedication of our members.”

The MCC Chapter of the AAWCC was founded one year ago. In its first year, the 85-member Chapter has forged partnerships both on and off campus and participated in service projects related to Breast Cancer Awareness through Think Pink activities, professional development initiatives including a mentoring program for female students at MCC, and empowerment programs such as the recent Day of Dialog on sexual violence against women and screening of the film ‘I Am A Girl’ on campus.

"As we approach our second year we will grow based on what we have learned and we will continue to be an active group supporting each other and our community," said Carpenter-Jackson.

Founded in 1973, AAWCC is a national organization dedicated to changing women’s lives through education, service and leadership development. AAWCC has 60 chapters in 10 regions across the nation, 67 institutional members and 1612 individual members.

Member Candice Munoz and Christine Stoliecki
named AAWCC's 40 under 40

Jordan Hester and Katie Kiacz were named AAWCC's 40 under 40. The award recognizes outstanding female leaders under the age of 40 working at a community college.