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Past Events

December 2014 
AAWCC donates gifts to the Choices of the Heart Organization​

The Keys to Success Speaker Series:

Author Julia MacDonnell​ Chang speaks about The Surprise of Success

November 2014

Just back from a book tour of New England, where her new novel is set, author and Rowan professor Julia MacDonnell Chang will tal
k 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.​

AAWCC Members at the 2014 Induction Ceremony

​October 2014

View pictures of the ceremony.

The Keys to Success Speaker Series:​

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

March 2014

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.​

The Keys to Success Speaker Series:

Lynn Bardowski - Million Dollar Party Girl​

​October 2013

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.

Year End Ice Cream Social

April 2013

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!

AAWCC Basket Raffle Fundraiser


April 2013

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!



The Keys to Success Speaker Series:

Debra P. DiLorenzo


February 2013

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 

Hi! Tea — Meet & Mingle

October 2013

​GCC's AAWCC Chapter Induction Ceremony

September  2013 

2012 AAWCC members 

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


August  2013

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.​

Senior Corps Director Receives Distinguished Donohue Leadership Award


May  2013

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. Read more about Helen's Achievement.​


President Keating, Helen Antonucci, P. Claghorn