Annual Awards Breakfast
Sunday, March 29, 2020
7 – 8:30 a.m.
During the AACC 100th Convention
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (Potomac 1)
165 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745
At the annual Awards Breakfast ceremony, AAWCC celebrates and recognizes women who make a difference through service, in addition to awarding scholarships. The AAWCC National Board of Directors takes pride in honoring outstanding women leaders, and model programs that align with our mission from across the nation at the annual breakfast. There is no cost to attendees, but registration is required. JOIN US! Are you interested in sponsoring? Click here.
Dr. Daria Willis, Keynote Speaker
President, Everett Community College
An AAWCC “40 Under 40” 2018 Award Recipient
Dr. Daria J. Willis serves as the 17th president of Everett Community College (EvCC), an institution with over 19,000 credit and non-credit students in the Seattle Metropolitan area. She is the school’s first African American president and fourth woman in this role in its 79-year history. EvCC is one of eleven community colleges nationwide that earned recognition from Achieving the Dream as a “Leader College of Distinction.” EvCC was recognized for increases in the number of students completing math and English requirements during their first year, year-to-year retention and degree completion.
Drawing from her experience as a first-generation student to college and a student parent, Dr. Willis has partnered actively with public school districts, four-year universities, local businesses, and not-for-profit organizations to offer services and support to students from all backgrounds. She is a member of the American Association of Community College’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and she has served on local boards for the NAACP, the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, Providence Hospital, and will soon become a member of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Board.
Dr. Willis was named a 2018 recipient of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges’ “40 Under 40” Award. She is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University and Florida State University, earning her BA, MA, and PhD in African American History, and she is a dedicated wife and mother to her amazing family.