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Meet Cerro Coso's dean, Feb. 9

AAUW of Tehachapi

On Feb. 9, Dean Nicole Griffin speaks in person about Cerro Coso Community College at the monthly AAUW meeting. Her talk will describe the transformative power of education for all, especially women and those in marginalized groups. This important meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the Friendship Hall at Tehachapi Community Church on Green and E streets. The entrance is 100 East E St. and parking is free. Face masks are highly recommended and the public is invited.

Nicole Griffin is Dean of Career-Technical Education at Cerro Coso. She will speak about the growing offerings at our wonderful local college. She sees more and more courses that lead to employment including Administration of Justice and Law Enforcement; Computer Literacy - Programming - Illustration - Web Design; Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Medical Assistant; Medical Insurance Billing; Paralegal; Welding. Many classes offered are available online and these work-oriented fields are growing all the time.

She will also present an overview of college demographics including the number of female students enrolled locally as well as the tremendous growth of the high school students enrolled and receiving college credit early. She will describe this growing population of students on their way to success in life, a fine boost to Tehachapi High School!

Do come to this fascinating meeting and enjoy learning about our very own college campus. Also get to know the speaker, who has a Bachelors Degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Public Policy. She has visited or lived in 39 countries including her favorites: Peru, Taiwan and Vietnam. She and her husband Alec Griffin (Anthropology Professor at Cerro Coso) have a young son Ryker born last June. She is a new member of our AAUW. Come join this rewarding group!

Membership in American Association of University Women (AAUW) is open to both women and men with a two-year or higher degree from an accredited institution. Information about Tehachapi Mountain Branch AAUW may be found at tehachapimountain-ca.aauw.net. Call (714) 313-0456, if interested in joining.