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
Ulises recalls not being motivated in high school. When he came to Hancock, he resolved to immerse himself in the campus community. He served as a representative for students on the ASBG for two of his three years at AHC as the Executive Assistant and subsequent President. He also participated with the Dream Club, CAN Club, and launched his own club called "Follow Polo" for students interested in politics. Mr. Serrano's involvement on campus was further extended when he began working for the College Achievement Now program as a Peer Mentor. He also became involved with the greater Santa Maria community by participating with city and county-based organizations like LULAC and the Fund for Santa Barbara. Despite all of this involvement, Ulises managed to stay academically motivated and balanced his studies alongside his activities. Ulises credits his experience on the College Achievement Now program for motivating him to stretch his degree aspirations and now plans to pursue a Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley. Transferred: Fall 2013 to UC BerkeleyMajor: Political Science
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