"Education can open doors for people that may not otherwise open, it expands people’s experiences and stretches their minds. Knowledge is a wonderful gift, it can literally change lives."
Dianne Hawkins is the CEO of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, she believes the best thing about her role is creating programs for business, working collectively and building relationships. Dianne enjoys connecting people and collaborating. She has a diverse and successful background as an educator, both in the private and public sectors as well as decades of leadership experience in business. She recalls the best part of being an educator as the “aha” moments when the desire to understand meets understanding. Diane is looking forward to working with the NIC Foundation to further enhance opportunities for students to access bursaries. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ~ William Butler Yeats