English Professor Honored as Difference-Maker for Women

At the fall conference for the Oregon chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC), held in Tigard in early November, Stacey Donohue, Ph.D., COCC English professor, received two awards from the organization: its College Excellence Award and the Carolyn DesJardins Leadership Award.

The AAWCC’s College Excellence Award recognizes individuals whose accomplishments have made a difference for women at their respective community college. COCC’s Oregon chapter members chose Donohue, a member of the staff since 1995, for the honor. The organization’s Carolyn DesJardins Leadership Award, also presented to Donohue, is given to only one recipient in each state, honoring an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership and makes a significant contribution to community colleges by inspiring, championing and celebrating women as leaders. The state of Oregon has 17 community colleges.

Founded in 1973, AAWCC provides education, career development and advancement to women educators and students at community colleges.

Stacey Donohue