Two Clatsop Community College staff-members were recognized at the November conference of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) – Oregon Chapter held in Tigard, OR.
Faculty member Carolyn Cazee was selected for the Community College Excellence Award. This award is presented to individuals who have made a difference in the lives of women at their community college. Cazee has been part of the CCC Nursing faculty since 2005. During her tenure she has also served as president of the Faculty Association, an advisor to numerous students and a campus leader in creating a high-quality learning environment for students. In addition, she has mentored new Nursing faculty colleagues as they developed their teaching practice. Her commitment to Nursing education is reflected in the success of her students. Clatsop Community College Nursing graduates continue to demonstrate one of the highest success rates in achieving RN licensure in Oregon.
The Carolyn DesJardin Leadership Award was presented to Margaret Frimoth. This award is given to a woman who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made a significant contribution to community colleges in Oregon. Frimoth serves as a counselor and also as Director of the Lives in Transition Program at CCC. She started the CCC Transiciones program to support education for Clatsop County’s Latino population and has worked with community colleges in eastern Oregon to extend this service. Frimoth is active in a number of programs in her community including United Way, the Lower Columbia Diversity Project, the Oregon Transitions Coalition, WINGS, and the Oregon Inclusion and Diversity Consortium, and was a founder of the Clatsop VOCA (Victory Over Child Abuse) camp.
(L-R): Carolyn Cazee, Interim CCC President Gerald Hamilton, Margaret Frimoth