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National recognition for Rock Creek associate dean

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Brenda Ivelisse, associate dean of student development at PCC’s Rock Creek Campus, is one of 22 Latinas from across the country selected to participate in the National Hispana Leadership Institute for 2012-13. The institute, located in Arlington, Va., is recognized for its work preparing Latinas for national leadership roles in public policy and community development.  Ivelisse was selected for the Class of 2013 by the Harvard Kennedy School for Executive Education Admissions Committee.

The program spans 11 months and includes four one-week sessions, each located in a different city to develop skills in cross-cultural communication, strategic management, public policy and leadership building; a mentorship component that commits participants to mentoring  other Latinas during the year, and finally, participants design and complete their individual leadership project that significantly impacts their home community. The 2013 program began in December 2012 and ends in October 2013.

Ivelisse, who lives in Portland, has been at Rock Creek since July 2006. She earned both her undergraduate degree and master’s degree from Washington State University.  Currently she is pursuing a doctorate in community college leadership at Oregon State University.

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x by Max Macias 2 years ago

Congratulations Brenda!

x by mark thompson 2 years ago

Es muy bueno

x by Tonya B. 2 years ago

Congratulations Brenda! I look forward to hearing about your experience.

x by Alejandra 2 years ago

Brenda, Felicidades! You are an inspiration :)

x by Jaime R. 2 years ago

Congrats to you Brenda, way to represent.

x by Danese Jundt 2 years ago

Wow! This is awesome, Brenda! PCC is so fortunate to have a leader like you!

x by Roy Alford 2 years ago

Wow Ms. Ivelisse great job!!!!!

x by Teresa Salinas 2 years ago

What a wonderful opportunity! Congratulations on being one of 22!!

x by Suzanne Najafdari 2 years ago

Congratulations Brenda! What an honor! We are all so proud of you! Keep on truckin’! :)

x by Erika Ramirez 2 years ago

Hi Brenda!

I just wanted to congradulate you on your award. I am very proud of you and know you are very qualified. I really enjoyed working with you in the Mulitcultural Center at the RC Campus. Thanks again for that opportunity. Congrats again!

Erika Ramirez

x by Derrick Foxworth 2 years ago

Congratulations Brenda! Well done!!!

x by Narce Rodriguez 2 years ago

Congratulations! So proud of you. Mucho orgullo!

x by Mary Severson 2 years ago

Congratulations Brenda!! I’m so happy for you!

x by Elisabeth Garcia Davidson 2 years ago

Congratulations Brenda!

x by Danica Fierman 2 years ago

Felicidades, Brenda!

x by Ulises Olvera 2 years ago

Congratulations Brenda!! You truly are an inspiration to all.

x by Chris Stewart 2 years ago

Brenda, thank you so much for running the race, you are an amazing example and you have looked so calm and cool whenever I see you!

x by Chris Stewart 2 years ago

Great Job! Thanks for being such an amazing example to all of us.

x by Birgitte Ryslinge 2 years ago

Brenda, one of many excellent accomplishments on your part. I’m so happy that you are part of our Rock Creek team, we are all so proud of you and your leadership role on so many important fronts.