CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGES COLLABORATIVE (C6)LOUIS STOKES ALLIANCES FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION (LSAMP)
C6 is an alliance of eight California Community Colleges: Allan Hancock, Cabrillo, Cuesta, Monterey Peninsula, Moorpark, Oxnard, Santa Barbara City, and Ventura Colleges. C6 is the first group of California community colleges to win a National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (NSF/LSAMP) grant. NSF/LSAMP is a program that was created specifically for students who have been historically underrepresented in STEM.
Named in honor of Louis Stokes, the first African American congressional representative
from Ohio, LSAMP’s purpose is to increase opportunities for students from underrepresented
communities to pursue STEM degrees and careers. LSAMP does this by providing students
with access to financial, academic and career support.
For more information on the C6 Alliance visit https://www.hancockcollege.edu/lsamp/.
AHC C6 LSAMP is a support system for historically underrepresented STEM students attending Allan Hancock College. By leveraging STEM resources throughout the network of the eight colleges and contributing our own to the students throughout the central coast, AHC is able to provide extended resources for its students including:
Skill Development Courses and Experiences
Industry and Alum Mentorship
Academic Support Systems such as Embedded Tutoring in STEM courses
Remote Workshop Offerings
AHC students interested in engaging in resources provided through the Alliance and at AHC are encouraged to complete a Student Interest Form available at https://www.hancockcollege.edu/lsamp/form.php.
Press Release: https://www.hancockcollege.edu/news/newsreleases/2022_10_10
C6 AHC Staff
Christine has been a counselor at Allan Hancock College since 1996. The first 13 years of her career, she was the University Transfer Center Counselor/Coordinator where she coordinated university transfer services for the college and served as the lead transfer counselor, serving AHC’s transfer-directed student population. Since 2009, she has served as the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program Counselor/Coordinator in which she serves as the lead counselor for MESA and STEM students and coordinate the college’s MESA program and grant funding. Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a master’s degree in education, counseling and guidance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She truly enjoys supporting student success among the student body of Allan Hancock College.
Dom has taught engineering at Allan Hancock College since 2002. Since 2011, he has served as the Chair of the Mathematical Science Department (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and STEM), with a semester as Interim Dean in Spring 2016. Dom holds both bachelor’s master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara. He has served as the PI- or Co-PI for 9 National Science Foundation grant projects at AHC, and is active in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dom was awarded the outstanding Teaching Award for ASEE’s Pacific Southwest Section (PSW), comprised of faculty from all colleges and universities in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii in 2022, and ASEE/PSW’s Outstanding Community College Education Award in 2011. He is motivated to support student growth in and out of the classroom, and to prepare students to succeed at the next level.
Bryce began working at Allan Hancock College in January 2020. He was born and raised in San Luis Obispo county, graduating from Arroyo Grande High School in 2014, and enrolling at Cuesta College as a Promise Scholarship student. He temporarily moved away from home to attend UC Davis, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In pursuit of his degree, he had spent much of his study time in spaces similar to the MESA/STEM Academic Success Center. As the STEM Learning Lab Coordinator, he takes great joy in assisting the students and faculty that walk a very similar path to his own by coordinating embedded tutoring services.
Dorine has worked at Allan Hancock College since early 2005. She began working in the Vice President of Student Services Office, as an assistant and then as a part-time Interim Student Activities Coordinator. In 2008, she began working for the MESA (Math, Engineering and Science Achievement) Program and additionally six years as the MESA Club advisor. She is also an alumni of Allan Hancock College. As a first generation college student herself, Dorine is passionate about encouraging and supporting students in pursuit of higher education.
Angelica has been a part-time counselor at Allan Hancock College since 2015. She has been serving as a MESA/STEM Counselor in the MESA/STEM Academic Success Center. Prior to beginning her career as a Counselor, she interned with the STEM and MESA Programs as a Career Mentor and Counseling Intern.
Angelica provides academic counseling to students, she facilities various workshops for our MESA/STEM students and coordinates our E5- Females in Engineering Program. She has developed a strong commitment and passion to supporting students succeed academically and go onto the 4-year university.
Angelica is a first-generation Hancock Alumni. She transferred to California State University, Northridge and earned a Bachelor degree in Sociology. She also holds a Master Degree in Education, Counseling and Guidance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. During her free time, Angelica enjoys spending time with her family, visiting beaches, and hiking our local trails.
Courses with C6 Embedded Tutor Support - Fall 2023