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2012 WELI TIMELINE

WELI Scholarship application period:
Feb. 1st- April 9th
 
Scholarship Application Review:
April 19th
 
Scholarship Announcement:
April 30th
 
Leadership Skills Training Workshops:
June 16, 9am - 4pm
June 30, 9am - 4pm
July 14, 9am - 1pm
 
Graduation!
July 26, 11am

WELI Committee

Valerie Schlothauer,     WELI Chair
Kelsey Escoto,
WELI Program Chair
Gloria Aguon-Wilgus
Susan Black
Leti Bocanegra
Vivian Brennand
Paulette Bumbalough
Kristina Chavez-Wyatt
Liz Crooke
Gail Delorey
Margaret D'Arrigo-
   Martin
Tiffany DiTullio
Patricia Donohue
Helen Dunston
Cheryl Indelicato
Catherine Kobrinsky-
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Maria Lopez
Tobi Marcus
Rhonda Motil
Linda Moore
Erica Padilla-Chavez
Anne Sanchez
Aline Sanchez
Cathy Schlumbrecht
Jacqueline Steensma
Sue Storm
Maria Tovar
Mary Zeeb

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Hartnell College Foundation
WELI NEWS
April 17, 2012

Welcome!

Valerie Schlothauer

WELI Chair

 

Welcome to our first Women's Education Leadership Initiative (WELI) Newsletter from the Hartnell College Foundation.

 

Last summer, WELI's groundbreaking first class of 26 stepped into the Life Skills Workshop and the results were extraordinary. Guided by WELI Leader Kelsey Escoto, the program gave each scholar the tools to succeed both on campus, at home, and in the community.

 

After completing the Workshop, each student earned a $1,500 scholarship at the WELI graduation ceremony in August. Emotions were high for WELI Committee Members, the Students, and their families as they lined up with their certificates and scholarships in hand.

 

One hundred percent of the WELI scholars enrolled in the fall 2011 semester with an average load of 13 credits (most Hartnell students take 9). WELI students have already assumed new leadership roles on campus and in the community, as well as preparing to matriculate to Universities to complete their degrees. We will share their stories with you in our WELI Newsletters.

 

WELI is underway for 2012. We are seeking applications, enlisting mentors, fundraising for scholarships, and preparing for the Life Skills Workshops to be held this summer. We anticipate funding 25 scholarships this year and are grateful for your consideration and support.

 

This program would not be a success without the support of the many outstanding business leaders in this community.  

 

On-Campus WELI Club News

Anahi Alcibar

WELI Club PresidentAnahi

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

cinthia estradaJuggling 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 Sosima                      

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 cAdriana Landerosonfidence 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 kescoto@earthlink.net.

 

 

Donors

Gloria Aguon-Wilgus  

Maria Beraz   

Susan Black

Leti Bocanegra

Dr. Carolee Bull 

Paulette and Jerry Bumbalough

Patrick & Vivian Brennand

Carl Christensen &

Jo Ann Novoson      

Elizabeth Crooke

Cheryl Della Mora

Gail Delorey

Tiffany DiTullio

Patricia Donohue

Helen Dunston

Driscoll's

Jim and Karen Fanoe

Lisa Fuentes-Intveld

Julie Edgcomb

Kelsey Escoto  

 

 

  

Catherine Kobrinsky-Evans

Monterey County Women-  Lawyers Association
 
Maria Lopez

Stephanie Low

Tobi Marcus

Linda Moore

Rhonda Motil

Erica Padilla-Chavez

Aline Sanchez

Anne Sanchez

Valerie Schlothauer

Cathy Schlumbrecht

Anne Secker

Jacqueline Steensma

Sue Storm 

Maria Tovar

Julie & Wayne Tucker

Kristina Chavez-Wyatt

Mary Zeeb