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WELI Mega Mixer at McShane's to Support Women's Advancement

August 27th, 2013

SALINAS, Calif.- Hartnell College Foundation's Women's Education Leadership Initiative(WELI) presents the Professional Women's Mega Mixer, at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013. The event will be at McShane's Nursery & Landscape Supply located at 115 Hwy. 68 in Salinas, CA. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

The special guest speaker for the evening will be Secretary of California State and Consumer Services Agency, Anna Caballero, who is an inspiration for women everywhere. Her record as a businesswoman, public servant, and community leader is astounding.

The 'Mega Mixer' will feature a silent auction with proceeds to benefit the WELI program. The event will also include dozens of informational booths and provide attendees with the opportunity to meet representatives from premier Monterey County organizations representing education, retail, financial, professional services, health, fitness, beauty, and more.

WELI is an award-winning program that offers scholarship and mentorship to women. It was designed to increase the leadership capacity, workforce skills, college enrollment, and college completion rate of women, single parents, and re-entry students in Monterey County. The program has graduated 76 women scholars, introduced a new mentorship component, and raised the scholarship amount from $1,500 to $2,000 per WELI scholar.

For more information about the 'Mega Mixer,' contact Cassie at 831-455-1876, or email her at sp@mcshanesnursery.com.

Hartnell Community College District

The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.