Susan Warren, senior lecturer in biology, passed away in January, 2018. Sue, who joined the College in 1989, was much beloved by students and colleagues who recognized the myriad ways she combined her love of teaching with her fascination for the natural world into compelling classroom and lab experiences for her students.
Sue earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Delaware Valley College and a master’s in biology from Adelphi University. She began her career in Virginia as a middle school teacher before moving to Connecticut and teaching high school students through LEARN and working with Mitchell College students as a science tutor.
At Connecticut College, she encouraged her biology students to build relationships in the local community. A resident of Ledyard who had served as science chairperson for the Ledyard Parent-Teacher Organization and a member of the Ledyard Board of Education School to Career Committee, Sue had involved Conn biology and education majors in science and mathematics family programs in Ledyard. She also worked with students to host “Multiply Your Options,” a conference for local eighth-grade girls considering careers in the sciences.
Sue attended the Association of Biology Laboratory Educators national conference and has participated in a developmental biology workshops for teachers sponsored by the University of Maine and the National Association of Biology Teachers. She was a member of Southeastern New England Marine Educators, the Association of Biology Laboratory Educators, Connecticut Science Teachers Association and the National Science Teachers Association.
Sue’s family is planning a celebration of her life on Feb. 17, 2018, at 11 a.m., in Harkness Chapel, with a reception to be hosted by the Biology Department immediately following in Ernst Common Room. All are welcome to attend.