Carol Millenson passed away on May 27, 2020, after an on-and-off battle with cancer for several years.
Carol came to Valencia in September 1998 and retired in 2018. She is remembered as a kind and supportive employee who motivated others by example.
While at Valencia, she worked as the manager of continuing education and clinical compliance, developing and managing the delivery of continuing education for a variety of healthcare fields. She also managed clinical compliance operations for students and faculty.
In 2008, a routine mammogram screening revealed suspicious sites that were later determined to be cancer. But she did not let that diagnosis dampen her enthusiasm for life. After the diagnosis, Carol, who frequently served as a counselor to breast cancer patients before receiving her diagnosis, became a strong advocate for breast cancer survivors.
She later joined Warriors on Water, a Central Florida Dragon Boat paddling team. Through the team’s efforts, the Warriors on Water helped awareness to help fight breast cancer. In 2011, Carol participated in the Susan B. Komen Central Florida Race for the Cure at what was then the University of Central Florida Brighthouse Stadium.
Carol held a master’s in marriage and family counseling from Stetson University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and education from Eastern Nazarene College. Her career spanned three industries including bank data processing management, family counseling and education.
Prior to joining Valencia, she served for five years as director of patient and family services in hospice care and served clients in private practice counseling, all with a common thread of education and training.
Information about services for Carol will be posted here when it becomes available.