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Institutional Membership Nominees
Sunita (Sunny) Cooke
Jose Fierro
Maria Harper-Marinick
James Henningsen
Patricia Hsieh
Merrill Irving, Jr.
Vicki Hawsey Karolewics
Glenn Roquemore
William Serrata
Affiliated Council Nominees
Kevin Boys
Ronald Rhames
Jianping Wang

 Vicki Hawsey Karolewics 

POSITION: Since 2003: President of Wallace State Community College, a public institution with a main campus, a new satellite campus, and four centers in north central Alabama.

PREVIOUS: Served as Vice President/Dean of the College at Chattahoochee Valley Community College; Dean of Instruction at Reid State Technical College; and Registrar at Reid State Technical College. Also, served as an adjunct professor at Troy University and Reid State Technical College.

AFFILIATIONS: Serves on: Accelerate Alabama Steering Committee; Children’s Policy Council; American Council on Education (ACE) Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education; Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Funding Formula Advisory Committee, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee; previously served on Board of Trustees of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and AACC Commission on Economic and Workforce Development; past President of the ACCS Presidents’ Association, past Chairperson of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce. Member: AACC; AACC’s 2014 delegation to the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) World Congress in Beijing, China; selected participant in the 2014 White House College Opportunity Day of Action; Kiwanis.

EDUCATION: Ed. D, Administration of Higher Education, Auburn University; M.Ed., Administration of Higher Education, Auburn University; B.S., Resources Management, Troy University; A.S., Business and Computer Science, Patrick Henry State Junior College.

OTHER: Selected Awards: 2015 The Cullman Times Distinguished Citizen of the Year; 2015 Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Award; 2015 Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Lucille Galin Public Service Award; 2014 Cullman Oktoberfest Burgermeister; Birmingham Business Journal - 2011 Who’s Who in Education, Key Educators in Alabama Higher Education; 2008 recipient of the Pacesetter of the Year, District II - National Council of Marketing and Public Relations; alumnus of Leadership Alabama Class XVI. Selected Publications: “Servant Leader Spotlight” (Center for Servant Leadership, 2014); “The Journey to Now” (Amicus, March 2012); “Where are They? Women Administrators in Community Colleges,” (Academic Leadership: Journal of the Chair Academy, November 1998).

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