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Yavapai College chapter of AAWCC elects new officer, sets goals

The Yavapai College-Verde Valley Chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges has announced its new slate of officers for 2001-2002.

At the April meeting, the new officers were elected and installed as follows: President, Alexandra Helm; President Elect, Elsie Freeman; Recording Secretary, Rosie Fox; Corresponding Secretary, Chris Heyer; Treasurer and Membership Chair, Arlene Sandoval; Advisors Dr. Eula Saxon Dean and Dr. Angela Fairchilds; Women’s History Co-Chairs, Angela Fairchilds and Chris Heyer; Mentoring Chair, Rosie Fox; Publicity Chair, Deborah Darby; Historian, Julie Flatt; Executive Board Chair, Susan Carroll; Cultural Diversity Day Chair, Liz Saunders; Talent Show Chair, Catherine Murray; Coffee House Chair, Susan Carroll; Women of Excellence Co-chairs, Deborah Darby and Brenda Stokes; and Scholarship Committee Angela Fairchilds, Elsie Freeman, Deborah Darby and Cheryle Porter.

The AAWCC mission is to encourage educational program development, demonstrate support of women in leadership roles, develop communication and disseminate information for professional women.

The local chapter raises funds and awards a scholarship to a deserving woman each year. This year’s fund-raising efforts have netted more than ever before and the scholarship committee is currently determining who will receive the award.

"Membership in AAWCC is not limited to women," says new president Alex Helm. "We want anyone who is interested in supporting women in education to be part of our group. The AAWCC is guided in all of its endeavors by a firm commitment to equity and excellence in education and employment for women in community, junior and technical colleges."

Dr. Eula Dean says, "…equality, equity and excellence are principles that are continuously supported by the AAWCC."

Dean, who is the executive dean of the Verde Campus, founded the chapter and serves as one of the advisors for the Verde Valley Chapter of AAWCC.

"AAWCC promotes leadership opportunities for women via education," says Dean. "We are advocates for diversity, supporting and serving our students with a gentle spirit and a kind heart."

Membership in AAWCC is open to anyone who supports women in community colleges. For further information, contact Helm at (520) 634-6511.

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