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MCC Staff and AAWCC Chapter recognized by AAWCC

4/25/2019

Members of the MCC AAWCC Chapter.
Members of the MCC AAWCC Chapter.
Two Mott Community College staff members are winners of the American Association of Women in Community College's Under 40 Award for 2019, and the College's AAWCC Chapter won the Model Program of Year Award at organization's annual awards breakfast the April 14.  
Aubrey Foltz, TRiO Student Support Services Coordinator in the Student Success Center, and Clarissa Uelsmann-Crisp, GED Facilitator/Trainer in the MCC Workforce & Economic Development Division, are two of a select group of women from across the nation to receive the Under 40 award from the AAWCC. The award recognizes outstanding female leaders under the age of 40 working at a community college. 
"Supporting the advancement of women in community colleges is a core value of AAWCC. These 40 rising stars are making a difference for the colleges that they serve. We honor them for their extraordinary efforts to support the community college mission," said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea.
The MCC Chapter of the AAWCC won the Model Program of the Year Award for their Bowling Scholarship Fun-Raiser. The AAWCC Model Program of the Year Award recognizes exciting and effective programs in community colleges that address the needs of women.
"This is a tremendous honor for our Chapter," said Dr. Sounya Walker, 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 in 2015. At 56 members strong, the chapter has forged partnerships both on and off campus, and participated in various service projects since its inception. Service projects include those related to Breast Cancer Awareness through Think Pink activities, Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake, the Equal Pay Day Women's Luncheon, and the MCC AAWCC Scholarship Brunch. The Chapter also supports professional development initiatives including leadership development, volunteering as mentors through the MCC Women In Education (WIE) Mentoring Program for female students, the Bowling Scholarship Fun-Raiser, and empowerment programs such as the recent AAWCC Day of Dialogue/Campus and Community Basic Needs Resource Fair in providing hygiene bags for students on campus.
"As we approach our five year anniversary, we look forward to continuing to be a positive force for change as we will support each other and our community," said Walker.
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.

MCC Staff and AAWCC Chapter recognized by AAWCC

 

(FLINT, Mich. April 25, 2019) - Two Mott Community College (MCC) staff members are winners of the American Association of Women in Community College's Under 40 Award for 2019, and the College's AAWCC Chapter won the Model Program of Year Award at organization's annual awards breakfast the April 14. 

 

Aubrey Foltz, TRiO Student Support Services Coordinator in the Student Success Center, and Clarissa Uelsmann-Crisp, GED Facilitator/Trainer in the MCC Workforce & Economic Development Division, are two of a select group of women from across the nation to receive the Under 40 award from the AAWCC. The award recognizes outstanding female leaders under the age of 40 working at a community college.

 

"Supporting the advancement of women in community colleges is a core value of AAWCC. These 40 rising stars are making a difference for the colleges that they serve. We honor them for their extraordinary efforts to support the community college mission," said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea.

 

The MCC Chapter of the AAWCC won the Model Program of the Year Award for their Bowling Scholarship Fun-Raiser. The AAWCC Model Program of the Year Award recognizes exciting and effective programs in community colleges that address the needs of women.

 

"This is a tremendous honor for our Chapter," said Dr. Sounya Walker, 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 in 2015. At 56 members strong, the chapter has forged partnerships both on and off campus, and participated in various service projects since its inception. Service projects include those related to Breast Cancer Awareness through Think Pink activities, Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake, the Equal Pay Day Women's Luncheon, and the MCC AAWCC Scholarship Brunch. The Chapter also supports professional development initiatives including leadership development, volunteering as mentors through the MCC Women In Education (WIE) Mentoring Program for female students, the Bowling Scholarship Fun-Raiser, and empowerment programs such as the recent AAWCC Day of Dialogue/Campus and Community Basic Needs Resource Fair in providing hygiene bags for students on campus.

 

 

 

"As we approach our five year anniversary, we look forward to continuing to be a positive force for change as we will support each other and our community," said Walker.

 

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.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

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