Rae Treinan and Douglas Raphael have been named Honolulu Community College’s Wo Learning Champions for the next three semesters.
Treinan is an administrative and fiscal support specialist at the school’s Pacific Center for Advanced Technology. She says she would like to take what she learns as a Wo Learning Champion to improve the work environment and overall morale of staff here on campus.
Raphael, a speech instructor at HonCC since n 2009, he has participated in many activities here on campus. and started the HCC Debate team. He wants to help encourage and build the confidence in his students so they overcome the anxiety of public speaking to become more persuasive speakers.
The Wo Learning Champions initiative focuses on professional development for faculty and staff in Hawai‘i’s two-year institutions with the goal leadership development and promoting the enrichment of all at the state’s community colleges.
Both say that becoming a Wo Learning Champion will give them the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, as well as share their experiences and knowledge with others.