Ivory Warren is the Human Services program head on the Norfolk Campus, but her involvement at TCC extends far beyond the four walls of her office in the Walker Building.
In addition to teaching, advising, and organizing student clubs, Warren sits on The Women’s Center Advisory Council, leads the Human Services Advisory Council, represents the Black Concerns Commission Symposium, works with Faculty Professional Development, volunteers with the Women’s Center and works on the college-wide recruitment team – to name a few.
Exactly how did she get so busy? She volunteered.
“When Dr. Karen Campbell sent out the email about joining the Recruitment Team, I knew I had to be a part of it,” she said. “That’s the servant in me – I just jumped right on board!”
For Ivory, employees who give their time can make a meaningful difference at TCC, in our community, and beyond.
“You don’t have to volunteer every day – or even every month. But just a couple hours a semester can be huge for our college!”
Each of Warren’s classes conducts a significant community service project, and her students have taken the lead on projects that have benefitted YWCA South Hampton Roads, ForKids, Inc., Samaritan House, Union Mission Ministries, and more.
Projects like these, she says, are great opportunities for faculty and staff who want to get involved: “It’s very important for us to give back – to show our passion and care and concern. Talk to me about a community service collaboration! Or ask about an initiative that needs an employee volunteer. It will enrich your life and the community.”
The TCC Educational Foundation is always looking for enthusiastic employees to help us campaign for a cause. If you have a fundraising idea or you’re interested in volunteering your time and energy for a good cause, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.