On-Campus WELI Club News
WELI Club President
At Hartnell, the WELI Program has had an impact on our lives. Our members have been working hard in classes and excelling to their full potential. Below are updates from my fellow WELI Scholars.
WELI has made a difference in my life. I volunteer at the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center and Dorothy's kitchen. I have been nominated for the Jefferson Award by Dr. Margaret Ortega, the Student Life Coordinator. The WELI training during the summer empowered us to become leaders in our community, families, school and most importantly, our lives. Some of us even learned to say "no" when our plates are full and pamper ourselves after a long day full of responsibilities.
The goal for the WELI Club this year is to build an active membership, plan a reunion of the members from last year, and work with the WELI Committee on Mentorship opportunities.
WELI Scholar Highlights
Cinthia Estrada, earning an A.A. in Business Administration
Juggling the challenges of both school and work, Cinthia is excited to continue her participation in the WELI Club on campus. "WELI has helped me tremendously in achieving my goal of continuing with my education. I thank the WELI founders and everyone who was part of this wonderful program which helped a lot of women. I look forward to the club meetings and getting to know more of the girls and hope to help the next WELI scholars as well."
Sosima Morales, transferring CSUMB Fall 2012
A wife and a working mother of three, Sosima knew she wanted to be more than a "housewife," and always loved math. Since the WELI workshops last summer, Sosima has excelled in high level math and recently promoted to tutor Linear Algebra and Calculus. "The WELI workshops taught me lessons that I can apply in my life and work. This course helped me advise my children. My kids benefitted from me going, just as much as I did."
Adriana Landeros, transferring to a UC in Fall 2012
"After the WELI program, I learned how to trust myself and have more confidence in what I do." The WELI program clearly helped Adriana seek her potential. Adriana hopes to become a medical professional, and intends to major in Molecular Cell Development and apply to Med School. Since the WELI program she currently is the Membership Coordinator for the Math Engineering, Science Achievement Program (MESA); tutors in math and biology; and was nominated for the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Scholarship- a prestigious $20,000 scholarship for women only.
Life Skills Program
Kelsey L. Escoto, MSOD, SPHR
WELI Program Chair
The WELI Life Skills Program was created by a dynamic group of local professionals with expertise in finance, financial aid, scholarship, professional training and coaching. The program is specifically designed to provide women, single parents and re-entry students with skills and information necessary for academic success at Hartnell College and beyond.
In upcoming WELI Newsletters, I will write about one Module, providing insight into the experience of each WELI scholar. Our 2011 Program included:
- Relationships and Taking Care of Yourself
- Understanding Who You Are & Successful Time Management
- Community Resources: Finding Help When and Where You Need It
- Financial Management, Managing Your Stability
- Understanding College Financial Aid and Student Services
Feedback from our first class was extremely positive in terms of what students learned about themselves, the resources they have access to, and how to better prepare themselves for success in school and work. Each WELI Scholar discovered something new that allowed her to view herself in more positive terms!
As we embark on year two, we will build the program with new topics and more interactive instruction. Areas to develop include: How To Find a Mentor; Communication and Presentation; and Healthful Living, Nutrition and Exercise.
We invite others to participate in the Program Committee. Please contact me if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Carolee Bull
Paulette and Jerry Bumbalough
Patrick & Vivian Brennand
Carl Christensen &
Jo Ann Novoson
Cheryl Della Mora
Jim and Karen Fanoe
Monterey County Women- Lawyers Association
Julie & Wayne Tucker