The Oregon Chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) has joined with Clatsop Community College AAWCC members to honor writing and literature instructor Julie Brown at the organization’s fall conference recently held in Tigard. Brown was recognized with the 2013 Community College Excellence Award celebrating her accomplishments that made a difference at CCC.
Brown holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. Her teaching interests include English literature, Gothic literature, autism in literature, composition, children’s books and fiction writing.Current research interests include literature of the sea and literature of Istanbul and Troy. She has published several works including “Writers on the Spectrum: How Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Have Influenced Literary Writing” and “American Women Short Story Writers.” Her Literature of the Sea course initiated in spring 2013 included a wide range of reading materials as well as experiential learning opportunities to connect students with the sea.
Dr. Donna Larson, CCC Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, who presented the award says, “Julie is loved by students who take her classes and respected by faculty peers for her work with students and the community. Her experiential learning activities (such as a ride on the college’s vessel and digging clams) in her Literature of the Sea class really brought the literature to life for the students. She is an excellent teacher who deserves this award.”
The AAWCC was organized in 1973 and is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. The organization changes women’s lives through education, service and leadership development. The mission of the Oregon Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges is to inspire, champion, and celebrate the talents within each of us.
Please direct inquiries to: Donna Larson, 503-338-2442.