TCC Chapter of American Association for Women in Community Colleges

The purpose of the AAWCC is to encourage educational program development; support women in leadership roles; develop communications among women; promote and offer local and state workshops for women in community, junior, and technical colleges and; disseminate information on courses, programs, and services for professional women.

Upcoming Event

Women’s Leadership Forum:
'The Voice of the Woman: Power from Within'

March 20, 2019
Noon - 3 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th floor

The power and presence of a woman’s voice in the workplace and in life is invaluable. The Women’s Leadership Forum brings dynamic women leaders together to impart knowledge, experience, and life-changing tools to further develop and position women, regardless of their role, to advance in every aspect. Forum topics and discussion will include professional preparation, common obstacles and challenges, conquering personal defeats, overcoming, and operating in excellence. There will be a panel of distinguished women leaders from various industries (higher education, retired NASA engineer, non-profit under 40 leader, etc.) to share experiences, lessons, and answer audience questions.

Forum includes a full lunch, keynote speaker, professional development panel of women leaders from various industries.

Cost: $15.00 – Employees and Guests
Cost: $5.00 – TCC Students

RSVP and Payments must be received by Friday, March 15, 2019

Payments can be made, in cash or money order, to Dr. Okema Branch (District Administration, Suite 603) or Catherine ‘Karen’ Grunnow  (District Administration, Suite 608)

RSVP here

2018-19 Board Members

Dr. Okema Branch, President
Coordinator of College-Wide Enrollment Outreach

Theresa Corrigan, President-Elect
Program Accreditation Coordinator

Catherine ‘Karen’ Grunow, Treasurer
Administrator Assistant, Office of Institutional Effectiveness


Chapter Information

TCC Chapter of AAWCC Bylaws (PDF)

TCC-AAWCC Committee Charges

Professional Development/Mentoring:

Identify professional development needs based on issues and developments in women’s lives as well as membership feedback and surveys.

Provide mentoring programs and special events for the professional development of TCC-AAWCC members and non-members. The Professional Development/Mentoring Sub-Committee will support educational opportunities and special events that highlight the importance and benefits of mentoring as professional development and will propose a structure for a mentorship pairing program.

Community Service:

Work across the college and within the community to coordinate the TCC-AAWCC membership's presence in the Tidewater area, including, but not limited to, public and private entities, schools and teachers, community health and service organizations, and other local, regional, and global organizations as appropriate. The Community Service Committee also coordinates activities for and with other TCC-AAWCC committees to encourage and engage the college in community service efforts.

Based on its findings, the committees recommend specific programs and oversees the implementation. The committees also evaluate the effectiveness of each program and provide general oversight of TCC-AAWCC’s programs for the board.