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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Executive Committee

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

HollyAnn Rogers photo
HollyAnn Nye Rogers, MNM


Katie Gailes photo
Vice President
Katie Gailes, MBA


Denise Barton photo
Vice President of Membership
Denise Barton, PhD

Donna Hawkins photo
Donna Hawkins, PhD

Beverly House photo
Beverly House, AS, AAS


2018-19 Work Group Chairs

National AAWCC

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).