Wake Tech Chapter History
In 2018 several Wake Tech women independently contacted the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) to explore the possibility of joining or forming a chapter in central North Carolina. Once connected, those women invited others to help plan and organize a Triangle Regional Chapter. Executive Vice President Dr. Gayle Greene arranged for an institutional membership for Wake Tech, and with guidance from the national organization, the group drafted bylaws, elected officers and work group chairs, and submitted a request for recognition by the national board of AAWCC. The national board voted to accept the bylaws on October 29, 2018, but asked that the group change the name to the Wake Technical Community College Chapter and operate exclusively under the college's institutional membership. Those outside Wake Tech are invited and encouraged to participate in all Wake Tech Chapter events as national at large members.
AAWCC is an organization for women, not of women. Therefore, in addition to engaging with us through actual membership, we encourage male supporters to attend our chapter events, learn from our informational outreach efforts and advocate for the causes we promote.
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The Wake Tech Chapter Bylaws (opens in new tab) provide for an Executive Committee consisting of five elected officers and five work group chairs.
Members of the 2018-2019 Executive Committee and their contact information are listed below.
2018-19 Elected Officers
2018-19 Work Group Chairs
- Communication: Tamaria M. Lawson
- Governance: Lara Sheppa
- Finance: Dawn Schmitz
- Membership: Denise Barton, PhD
- Nominating: Monica Gemperlein, MEd
- Programming: Laveda Joseph, MA
To learn more about the national chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges, visit the national chapter web site at www.aawccnatl.org (opens in new tab).