Summer Conference


Please join us with Dr. Margaret Frimoth, Teresa Alonso Leon, Melinda C. Bullen, and Sarah J. Sauser to examine and support the various transitions we make throughout our careers.

Date & Time:
July 17, 2014, 8:30am to 4pm
Oregon Garden -  879 W. Main Street, Silverton, OR.
Registration will be open soon.
Contact Donna Lewelling.

(Scholarships are available. Scholarship applications are due by July 1.)

Keynote Speakers

Teresa Alonso Leon

teresa Teresa Alonso Leon was born in Michoacán Mexico. She earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Portland State University and her B.A at Western Oregon University.  Teresa currently works for the Department of Community College and Workforce Development as the State GED Administrator and as an Education Specialist.  She is a member of the Woodburn City Council and the third Latino to hold this position. Teresa has worked in education and nonprofit work for over 17 years and continues her efforts in motivating and inspiring students to go to college or a postsecondary educational opportunity past high school or GED. Teresa’s personal mission is to continue her work in areas where she can make a difference with social justice and education efforts. Teresa has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal, (40 under 40 up and coming leaders), New Leadership Oregon, and Portland Community College. Teresa has also completed several local and national Leadership training programs such as the National Community College Hispanic Council Fellows program, the National Hispana Leadership Institute, Harvard’s Executive Leadership Program and the Leadership Program through the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government Institute for Nonprofit Management in Portland Oregon.

Sarah J. Sauser

sarah Sarah Sauser, is a career coach at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon.  She grew up in southern California and returned to the Pacific North West after serving eight years in the Air Force as Security Forces (Military Police). Prior to enlisting in the military she taught aerobics and weight-training classes at athletic clubs in California and Alabama.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education and has had a life-long passion for health and wellness.  In addition to her activities with the AAWCC Chemeketa Chapter, she serves on the Wellness Committee helping to coordinate wellness activities and promote overall health, fitness, and wellness for the college.

Previous Summer Conferences

See images, workshops and themes from previous Summer Conferences.