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
Determined is the best word to describe Maribel Magana. Maribel started her college career at Allan Hancock nearly 10 years ago. For personal reasons, she had to take a break from her studies, but eventually she returned to complete an Associate's Degree and her CSU transfer requirements. While at Hancock, Maribel worked part time and juggled the responsibilities of being a wife and mother of three children, all while keeping her GPA above a 3.0. Maribel plans to get her teaching credential so she can teach at an elementary school in the local area. She is funding her university education through AHC Take Flight; an organization of transfer students who collectively receive an investment to pay for college.
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