American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) – Brookdale



AAWCC-Brookdale is a chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) the leading national organization that champions women and maximizes their potential at community colleges. Founded in 1973, AAWCC provides education, career development, and advancement to women educators and students at community colleges. As a council of the American Association of Community Colleges, AAWCC and its members are committed to equity and education of all women students at community colleges across the nation.

AAWCC – Brookdale Mission

AAWCC-Brookdale’s mission is to change women’s lives through education, service and leadership development.

2022-2024 Executive Committee

President – Angela Saragusa

President-Elect – ErinMarie Tierney

Secretary – Danielle M. Jones

Treasurer – Karina Ochs

Immediate Past President – Dr. Joan Ali Scocco


Become a Member

An AAWCC membership offers women in the community college environment a national and local platform to further key issues. All Brookdale employees are eligible to join as members of AAWCC-Brookdale.

Join today! Call 732-224-2315 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to pay the annual $20 membership dues with a debit/credit card.


Questions? Comments? Reach out to the Executive Committee today!


Contact AAWCC-Brookdale





Brookdale’s Board of Trustee, and past chairman, Tracey Abby-White was recently honored by the National AAWCC.

AAWCC was proud to honor inspirational women at our annual breakfast and awards ceremony held during the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Meeting in New York City. This year’s Of the Year award winners are Dr. Nicole C. Esposito with the Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year and Tracey Abby-White with the Trustee Woman of the Year. AAWCC was honored to celebrate their accomplishments and the work they do to advance women every day.

Photo (left to right): Dr. Tyjaun Lee, AAWCC immediate past president and president of MCC-Penn Valley Campus; Dr. Nicole C. Esposito, Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year and chief executive office; Dr. Monique Umphrey, AAWCC president ad vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at Austin Community College District; Tracey Abby-White, Trustee Woman of the Year and trustee at Brookdale Community College; and Sandra Kurtinitis, event speaker and president of the CCBC.