The Michel Porter AHEC Ambassador Award is presented to a South Carolina AHEC staff member who has made a major contribution to the enhancement of South Carolina AHEC by exhibiting excellence in the following categories: attitude, helpfulness, empowerment and creativity. This year, South Carolina AHEC is proud to bestow the award to Lowcountry AHEC health professions student coordinator Emily Warren, LMSW.
Emily Warren been part of the Lowcountry AHEC team for nearly 20 years. During that time, she has worked within the region and throughout the state to bring health professions students into rural and underserved areas, taught interprofessional teamwork to health professions students and empowered students to become leaders in the community via grassroots community health promotion projects.
One colleague described Ms. Warren’s commitment to excellence:
Emily is very helpful with everyone she works with and meets. She is a great resource for other HPS coordinators in the state as well as to students and university faculty. She goes the extra mile with her students making sure that they have what they need for a good clinical and community experience . . . Emily is great at empowering her health professions students. She is a good teacher and encourages students to learn from the community while living and working in the rural and underserved areas of the Lowcountry.
Congratulations Emily and thank you for all that you do!