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Past Events


April 2015


The last meeting of the year always includes two things: voting and ice cream! This year scholarship recipients helped members create ice cream sundaes. On the left is Saranda Karpuzi, the Rutgers New Leadership New Jersey Class of 2015 Scholarship ​recipent, and on the right is Georgia Maitland, the winner of the National AAWCC Scholarship Winner, District 2.

April 2015

TAKE A CHANCE:​ Third Annual AAWCC BASKET Raffle To​ Benefit Student Scholarships​

This year's raffle raised $3760! A 45% increase over last year's total of $2,593. Thank you to all you donated and participated to this great event that helps provide scholarships for students. The basket that sold the most tickets was the Family Fun Night Baskets donated by Business Studies, STEM & Paralegal departments.​ ​​

Here's who won the Baskets:​

 1 Let's BBQ with You - Kelly Curridan
 2. Family Fun Night - Geraldine Martin 
 3. Lucky Lotto—Take a Chance - Carol Berk​
 4. Fiesta - Antonio Thomas
 5. Fun & Games - Alex Afferbach
 6. Driving Forward with EOF - Chris Henning
 7. The 90s - The GioFano Family
 8. Italian Gio Fano's -Jennifer Yager
 9. Let's Have a Picnic - William Leonard
 10. Let's Get Crockin - Patricia Mostovlyan​

March 2015

The Keys to Success Speaker Series:

Women's Financial Empowerment  ​with Traci Kelly Jane Coralluzzo

Fear, misinformation, frustration, lack of time and bad advice are only some of the hurdles that stand in the way of our potential to make (and keep) money.

Women represent a growing number of corporate leaders, business owners and financial decision makers.  Yet, we are less confident than men with our financial decisions.  The feeling that there is never enough cash, or that there are no good resources to turn to for help leave us frustrated and unsuccessful.  Ease that stress by implementing simple changes that make sense and transform your financial life into one that not only works FOR you, but takes you to the next level of financial evolution.


December 2014​

AAWCC donates gifts to the Choices of the Heart Organization​

November 2014

The Keys to Success Speaker Series:

Author Julia MacDonnell​ Chang speaks about The Surprise of Success

Just back from a book tour of New England, where her new novel is set, author and Rowan professor Julia MacDonnell Chang will talk about the success of her latest story, "Mimi Malloy, At Last!"  Released this spring by Picador, Chang will discuss both her writing process and how she found inspiration from such fertile ground as elder care, role reversals between parents and children, and the fears and realities of aging in America. 

Chang teaches undergraduate and graduate creative writing course at Rowan University, including Writing the Novel and Writing the Memoir. She holds a master's in journalism from Columbia University and one in English and Creative Writing from Temple University. She is the recipient of two fiction fellowships from the N. J. State Council on the Arts, two Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation fellowships for residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a Pulitzer Traveling fellowship, an excellence in journalism fellowship from the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation and numerous other awards for her journalism and fiction.​

October 2014

AAWCC Members at the 2014 Induction Ceremony

View pictures of the ceremony.

March 2014

The Keys to Success Speaker Series:​

Michael Reuter - Women Mentoring Women – A Successful Mentorship Model at Seton Hall University​

The Leadership Women’s Program is an initiative begun by female students in the Stillman School of Business Leadership Development Honors Program.  Its mission is to : “Prepare the women of Seton Hall’s Leadership Development Honors Program for highly successful careers by empowering and educating them about the unique experiences that women face throughout their lives.” One of the key components of the program is the Women Mentoring Women Initiative.  Mentors have been solicited from successful women alumni, as well as from the Program’s Leadership Development Advisory Council comprised of successful executives. Students and executives meet informally three times a semester to discuss the unique challenges women face in the workforce, and what students should know in preparing for their career journey.​


October 2013

The Keys to Success Speaker Series:

Lynn Bardowski - Million Dollar Party Girl​

Lynn shared her inspiring story, and reveal the "secret sauce" to creating
and communicating a million dollar vision. 
Key points:

  • The one thing you need to do before you start making goals and plans.
  • What you can do daily to get more control over your life.
  • How to get over your fear of sounding "pushy."
  • Why detours can be good for you.
  • What failure and success have in common.
  • How to network, and increase your net-worth.

Learn more about Lynn Bardowski.

AAWCC Members at the 2013 Induction Ceremony

View pictures of the ceremony.

April 2013
Year End Ice Cream Social

Our first year is coming to a close, and “Oh What a year it was!!” From our exceptional Induction Ceremony with Michelle Hendricks, NJ State Secretary of Higher Education, as our guest speaker to our extremely successful year end AAWCC Basket Raffle fund raiser, GCC's chapter of the AAWCC has attained our stated goals of Scholarship, Membership, and Service.

In our first year we ran a series of Professional Development Brown Bag Luncheons with varied and interesting guest speakers which sparked discussions, fellowship, and the desire for more. We morphed our holiday luncheon into a memorable holiday moment by responding to our community needs through a joint effort with People In Transitions. We donated a $500 book scholarship, sponsored GCC’s first Random Act of Kindness Day AND participated in the Mothers Matters Mother’s Day Project. Did I mention the fabulous Basket Raffle?? Over $1600 raised for future AAWCC Scholarship donations!

April 2013

AAWCC Basket Raffle Fundraiser


The AAWCC members sold tickets for baskets put together by amazing GCC divisions:

  • Allied Health - Wagon chock full of beach items! 
  • STEM & Business Division - Your family never had so much fun! 
  • Tutoring - Your brain will go crazy with this basket!
  • Student Services - Mama Mia Pasta Basket! 
  • CAP Center - Lady Golfers Look Out!
  • Payroll/Human Resources/Diversity and Equity — Take me out to the movies! 
  • EOF - Midterm/Finals Survival Basket!
  • Safety & Security - Take care of yourself!
  • Student Life/PIT - Pamper Yourself with this one! 
  • Grants Office - Spring has sprung! Garden Delight

Thanks to everyone who contributed, this event raised a total of $1622.05!

February 2013

The Keys to Success Speaker Series:

Debra P. DiLorenzo


The GCC Chapter of the AAWCC is proud to announce Debra P. Dilorenzo as February's Professional Development speaker. As the President/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey she has a range of responsibilities that include program of work, organizational structure and procedures, motivation of volunteers, income and expenditures, maintenance of membership, supervision of staff, setting policy and long range planning. Learn more about Debra Dilorenzo.

GCC Press Release - S.J. Chamber of Commerce CEO Debra DiLorenzo Shares Tips to Achieving Work-Life Balance

  D. Dilorenzo

The Keys to Success Speaker Series​

Jennifer P. Young


November  2013

GCC's strategic plan is based on the collaborative research and vision of more than 92 members of the college community. Guided by the Strategic Plan​ning Steering Committee these stakeholders worked together and independently to identify the most important issues facing the institution. The Strategic Plan is designed to: improve effectiveness, maximize efficiencies, and position the College to be competitive. Learn more about Jennifer Young


J. Young 

October 2013

Hi! Tea — Meet & Mingle

​​September  2013

GCC's AAWCC Chapter Induction Ceremony


2012 AAWCC members 

​August  2013

NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks to Speak at GCC Induction Ceremony


Gloucester County College has started a new chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) and will hold a special ceremony to induct charter members on Sept. 4. Secretary of Higher Education for the State of New Jersey Rochelle Hendricks will be the keynote speaker. Hendricks, New Jersey's first secretary of higher education, was appointed to the cabinet-level post by Governor Chris Christie in May. She previously served as acting commission of New Jersey's Department of Education. Also participating in the ceremony will be Dr. Patricia Donahue, president of Mercer County College.​

May  2013

Senior Corps Director Receives Distinguished Donohue Leadership Award


Helen Antonucci, director of Senior Corps at Gloucester County College, has been selected as a 2012 recipient of the Patricia C. Donohue Leadership Award given by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges


President Keating, Helen Antonucci, P. Claghorn  ​

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