This month we highlight Vashi Worley, the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at Phoenix College in the Maricopa County Community Colleges District in Phoenix, Arizona. Vashi seemed to be everywhere helping us at the 2016 National Conference.
Vashi has spent 16 years in higher education. She is the liaison between Phoenix College and partnering high schools. She coordinates the registration process, course and instruction evaluation, and promotes community outreach through workshops and student support. She enjoys helping students achieve their educational goals through the dual enrollment program.
Volunteering for the 2016 NACEP National Conference was Vashi’s first foray into volunteering for the organization. She assisted with registration for the 2016 NACEP Conference and the Pre-Conference, and was also the hostess for several sessions and was one of the greeters for the reception.
“My advice to first-time volunteers is to think about what you want to learn or accomplish, don't be afraid to ask questions, and get involved in activities that promote healthy learning. But most importantly have fun and be yourself,” Vashi remarked. She added, “I plan to continue to volunteer with NACEP because I am passionate about learning and helping others. Also, I don’t mind ensuring things go as smoothly as possible so others are enriched and grow from the experience.”
“Serving as a volunteer for NACEP provides an opportunity to deliver critical services that may not be provided any other way. It also provides a means to learn about the people and the organization,” noted Vashi.
Vashi’s shared what she thought was the best part of the NACEP conference: “My best memory is the reception sponsored by DualEnrollment.com. The décor was beautiful and the relaxed ambiance of “the Gillespie” provided ample amount of time to learn about others personally and professionally.”
When Vashi is not working, she likes to play softball and volleyball. She also likes to participate in 5K walk/runs, read self-help books and watch movies.
If you would like to volunteer for a NACEP event, please contact Jennie Patteson at firstname.lastname@example.org.