Your Team Members
Adrienne Hypolite, Program Coordinator
Adrienne Hypolite is the coordinator for the Owl Scholars program and helps with establishing connections to campus resources, doing outreach to the Foothill community about the program, while also meeting with students one on one.
As a former community college student, Adrienne transferred to the University of California, Santa Cruz where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Studies. She went on to receive Master of Arts degrees in Educational Counseling from San Jose State University, and Sociology from Loyola University Chicago. Her entire career has been about empowering students to feel in control of their education, while providing them with support and resources that will help them succeed in achieving their goals.
Dokesha Meacham, Program Counselor
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Dokesha is a Foothill College alumnus who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling from San Jose State University.
She began her career in higher education in 2011 working in the Admissions and Records office at Foothill. As a part of her role in the admissions office, Dokesha served on the Academic Council, which allowed her to work closely with students on academic probation.
In 2015, Dokesha joined the Counseling team part-time and continued her work with at-risk students, helping to develop a comprehensive intervention program supporting students on academic probation. Now serving in the capacity of a full-time counselor, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue her passion of supporting students on their journey towards their academic and professional dreams.
Chris Chavez, Support Specialist
Chris Chavez is a Bay area native who joined the Owl Scholars team in June of 2017. After graduating from Saratoga High, Chris earned a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Michigan. After college, Chris moved back to California to the Sacramento area where he started working for Sac State. While in Sacramento, Chris earned a Master's Degree in Higher Education from Drexel University's Center for Graduate Studies, located down the stree from the state capital building.
Prior to Foothill, Chris worked at Sacramento State for six years in the athletic department as an Academic Coach for student-athletes, and as a volunteer assistant for the Hornet Football team. During his time at Sac State, Chris had the fortune of working with a diverse group of students who inspired im to purse a career in public education. Chris firmly believes that no matter what a student's background or academic capabilities may be, as long as that student is willing to work, he will be willing to teach.