Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ACCF Recognizes Student Achievement, Volunteers also honored

Sutter Creek, CA, - The Amador Community College Foundation recognized 4 students at the 2nd Annual Student and Volunteer Recognition Night held on Wednesday, September 23rd at the Amador Learning Center. Supervisor Lynn Morgan congratulated Stephanie Ellis, Pearl Flores and Nadine Magana who earned certificates in Human Services through Coastline College.  Ava Brown earned her certificate in Gerontology through Coastline College.  All students indicated they would continue to pursue their AA Degrees and transfer programs.
Also, volunteer mentors and tutors were recognized for their service in supporting these students achieve their educational goals.  Eight mentors honored were Maureen Angle, Amada Brashear, Gretchen Kingsbury, Jennifer Putnam, Janice Davis, Mel Jagoda, Jacque Fletcher, and Angelica Ervin.  Maureen Angle, Howie Webb, and Patsey Fine were recognized for serving as tutors in the Amador Learning Center.
Student Stephanie Ellis thanked the Amador Learning Center’s MHSA Program.  She said that she “would never have been able to afford to go to school without the MHSA scholarship”. She has had many challenges in life. She is a widow and a mother. Through the classes in Human Services she says: “I learned a lot and have a great desire to share my story in hopes of being able to give back and help others to grow as I have. My eyes, thoughts, and outlook towards many things in life have been enlightened. I have been able to work through past and present issues and grow in my own life”. She has already begun working towards an AA degree and hopes to go further. Her dream is to work with and help to guide at-risk urban youth and young adults, to show them the hope and strength that is possible.

The Amador Community College Foundation salutes these students for achieving their educational goals and acknowledges the public service contributions of their mentors and tutors in “Educating Amador for Success!”

Students pictured from left to right:  Pearl Flores, Nadine Magana, and Stephanie Ellis
being congratulated by Supervisor Lynn Morgan.

Amador Learning Center Volunteers pictured from left to right:  Janice Davis, Karen Dickerson,
Patsey Fine, Jacque Fletcher, Angelica Ervin, and Maureen Angle.

Friday, September 25, 2015

AAUW and ACCF Showcase Educational Opportunities for Women and Girls - Thurs Oct 22

American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Amador Branch is showcasing educational opportunities for women and girls at their Trek To New Heights Program on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6:00-7:30 PM in Conference Room ABCD of the HHS Building located at 10877 Conductor Blvd., Sutter Creek.  AAUW membership and the public are invited to attend.
The program will highlight Tech Trek, a science and math summer camp, designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women during the summer before their 8th grade year. The camp features hands-on activities in math, science, and related fields and is held on the campus of California State University at Fresno for Amador County students.  The girls were chosen through a selection process that includes a teacher recommendation, followed by an application, an essay and an interview by AAUW members. AAUW Amador supports this program with scholarships from money raised through the annual Home Tour. Summer 2015 Tech Trek Campers will share their experiences at this event.  
The second featured program is the Amador Learning Center, founded by the Amador Community College Foundation (ACCF), offering distance education degree and certificate programs through participating regional and state community colleges.  The Amador Learning Center has served over 169 students since May 2013, 74% of whom have been women that find the flexible distance education solutions offered meet their academic needs and busy lifestyles. In addition, the Amador Learning Center provides academic assistance in college application, orientation, financial aid, assessment, course registration, textbook purchase, tutoring, and ongoing mentoring.  A computer lab is available for student use. A tour of the Amador Learning Center will be conducted.  Student speakers will share their experiences with the Amador Learning Center and how it provided the opportunity for them to further their education locally.
AAUW is committed to bringing together graduates of various institutions to promote educational equity for all women and girls. Membership is open to all those with an associate, baccalaureate, or higher degree and are interested in making a positive impact on the lives of women and girls. We invite you to join us.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Amador Community College Foundation Board - Thurs Sept 24

Just a reminder that the ACCF Board Meeting was rescheduled from last week to this Thursday, September 24 at 2:30 PM.  It will be in Conference Room A downstairs.