Assistant professor honored for excellence
Paul D. Camp Community College’s Nancy Warren was bestowed the Virginia Community Colleges Association Excellence in Education Award recently during the organization’s 36th Annual Conference held in Fredericksburg.
“This is an award that takes great dedication to receive,” said Vice President of Academic and Student Development Dr. Tara Atkins-Brady. “I am very happy for Nancy and proud that she is part of the highly skilled faculty at Paul D. Camp Community College.”
Warren, assistant professor of communications/theater studies and English composition, was nominated by her peers across the state for the award, which is given to a full-time or retired staff or faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in several significant contributions to education, the community college and to professional development in and out of the VCCA. The recipient must also be a member in good standing for at least five years.
She currently serves as the VCCA college delegate and contact, and has previously served as president in 2006 and chairman of the Excellence in Communications Contest. She has also presented and organized sessions and workshops.
At PDCCC, Warren has been a classified staff employee for seven years and a faculty member for 10. She participated in several initiatives to promote the adoption of electronic textbook and zero-textbook courses that have saved students money. In addition to her public speaking classes, she teaches Creative Thinking, Film Appreciation, Children’s Literature and classes at the college’s Encore Program at the Regional Workforce Development Center.
“I have enjoyed working at the college for the last 17 years,” Warren said. “This was truly unexpected and is the icing on the cake for me. It’s nice to be valued and recognized by my colleagues across the state.”
Warren also finds time to give back to the community as current president of the American Association of University Women in Suffolk and fundraiser for the King’s Fork Woman’s Club. She is a member of the Key West Toastmasters and is state chairman of the College/University affiliates.
“With competition from the internet to capture and hold the attention of the students, teachers must be creative, so I am constantly trying new things in the classroom,” said Warren. “I enjoy using technology and thinking outside the box. It keeps me young.”
For more information about the VCCA, visit vccaedu.org.