During her tenure as a counselor, Warren also served as an adjunct faculty member, teaching classes ranging from stress management to human sexuality to women’s health. In 2011, Warren became the program head for Human Services and began teaching those classes exclusively. In 2013, she was named the first full-time faculty member for the program.
The first program of its kind at the college, the associate in human services prepares students for a variety of careers in the industry, from case-management aide to community outreach worker to life-skills counselor to gerontology aide to mental health aide. The program includes a 65-credit hour curriculum and two internship experiences that emphasize practical skills.
“When I teach, I aim to give students nuggets of knowledge they can use during their academic journey and careers,” Warren adds. “These classes are designed to give students the skills and tools necessary for success, and our internships provide hands-on training and often lead to jobs.”