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
Mariela came to the U.S. when she was 13 years old. She graduated from a local high school here in Santa Maria and began her college career at AHC in 2008. Mariela's academic and career goals are to master the English language and give back to her community as a social worker. She knew she would transfer to a university and pursue a Bachelor's degree, so she applied to College Achievement Now (CAN) to receive transfer counseling. While at Hancock, Mariela also participated with the "green" club, Cal-SOAP, EOPS and volunteered at her church and local charities. She is now attending Fresno State as a junior and plans to graduate in 2014.
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