Committed to building, uplifting, and celebrating you

Angela Hood

Dear Esteemed Mott Women,

I am thrilled to extend my warmest welcome to each and every one of you women who make up our community as students, staff, faculty, and alum. As we embark on the 2023-2024 academic year and celebrate our Centennial celebration at Mott Community College, my heart swells with pride and excitement as I address you today as our chapter’s newly appointed President of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges.

In a world that is evolving at an astonishing pace, it is imperative that we, as a community but also as women, stand united to champion the values of education, empowerment, and inclusivity. As we gather here, I am reminded of the incredible journey that has led us to this moment – a journey marked by dedication, resilience, and a steadfast commitment to personal and professional growth. Diversity is our strength, and it is with immense joy that I acknowledge the remarkable tapestry of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences that each one of you brings to our community.

“Becoming our Brand” is our focus for showing up well mentally, emotionally, professionally, and socially this year. This year, our focus remains firmly on the holistic development of every woman who walks through our doors. Nationally and locally, AAWCC is dedicated to fostering an environment where you can cultivate your passions, expand your horizons, and break down the barriers that may stand in your way. Through a plethora of workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities, we aim to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complex landscape of academia and the professional world.

I encourage each of you to seize this moment as a chance to set new goals, embrace challenges, and ignite your curiosity. As we open this academic year together, remember that your journey is unique, and your voice matters. Share your stories, seek mentorship, and be open to collaboration – for it is in these interactions that we truly thrive and pave the way for success. Let us all recommit ourselves to creating a community where compassion, respect, and unity reign supreme. Let us inspire one another to reach higher and dream bigger. And let us, above all, celebrate the power of education as the key that unlocks the doors to endless possibilities. As we step into this new school year, I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to serve as your President. I am eager to collaborate, learn, and grow alongside each of you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or our team with your thoughts, ideas, and aspirations. Together, we will shape a future that is bright, inclusive, and full of promise.

With unwavering enthusiasm,

Angela Hood
President, American Association of Women in Community Colleges Mott Community College