Meet Our Staff
Francisco Dorame, Ed. D.
Dr. Dorame obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at CSU Northridge.
He later pursued a doctoral program at California Lutheran University. Dr. Dorame
has a long history working in education. His professional experience at Cal State
Northridge, Cal State Channel Islands, and Santa Barbara City College have prepared
him for his role as Director of the College Achievement Now program at Hancock. He
loves it here!
Cece Teniente, B.A.
CAN/TRiO Student Advisor
Cece is an Allan Hancock alumna and has a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
from Cal Poly SLO. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Counseling & Education at
Cal Poly. Her professional experience is diverse, but she feels working at Hancock
has been the most fulfilling position she has held thus far.
Norma Hernandez, M.S.
ext. 3460 (Thursdays)
Norma is a local girl who graduated from Santa Maria High School and Allan Hancock
College. She transferred to Fresno State and earned a B.A in Social Work, then earned
a M.S in Educational Counseling from La Verne University. Her professional background
as a Case Manager, Social Worker, Outreach Coordinator, and High school Counselor
have prepared her for her role as Counselor for EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs and CAN at AHC. Norma
enjoys her time here and loves to help our students.
Hector Alvarez, M.A.
ext. 3460 (Tuesdays)
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CAN Success Story
Anja (aka "Alexandra") applied to the College Achievement Now program to work as a Peer Mentor and to be a program participant. Her job here involved guiding and assisting other Hancock students. She provided one-on-one tutoring, essay review, note taking, time management, organization and general study tips. Anja was outstanding at both encouraging the students she mentored while also holding them accountable for their work. Students came to rely on her for her expertise, and the staff appreciated her great work ethic. Anja completed her studies at Hancock with a 4.0 GPA! She plans to pursue a Bachelor's degree and then apply to law school so that she may work in international contract law for the United Nations. She is well on her way!
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