In Memory of Carol Millenson

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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.

10 Comments

  • Mike Bosley said:

    Carol, my great friend, you will be missed… your courageous spirit and heart of gold are so needed in our world… you touched all of us and I am a better person for knowing you!

    PMTue, 02 Jun 2020 20:32:05 +0000Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:32:05 +0000pm20,8:32 pm

  • Julie Corderman said:

    A good woman and a good friend. Enjoyed our talks over the years. Fond memories of a true friend and gentle soul will keep your WARRIOR spirit alive. Rest easy. Until we meet again.

    AMWed, 03 Jun 2020 07:34:01 +0000Wed, 03 Jun 2020 07:34:01 +0000am20,7:34 am

  • Pat Woodbery said:

    I am proud to say, Carol was a strong supporter of the Nursing Program. She worked endless hours to meet goals that lifted students to their highest levels. Many, many times I would pass her office and at her round table there would be a student she was counseling. It didn’t matter the time, she was there helping and supporting. God give you rest Carol for a life well lived.

    AMWed, 03 Jun 2020 09:03:10 +0000Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:03:10 +0000am20,9:03 am

  • Michele McArdle said:

    Carol was a-one-in-a-million colleague and friend. She was a great example for all of us of how to face challenges. She was extraordinarily kind – a bright light at the college. Sending sympathy to her son Clay who she adored. Thank you Carol for your friendship. You will be missed by many.

    AMWed, 03 Jun 2020 09:10:40 +0000Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:10:40 +0000am20,9:10 am

  • Julie McCaughtry said:

    Carol was a fearless, full speed ahead type personality! She was efficient and energetic in making sure we were all compliant with our education requirements. The Radiography program, as well as, all of the allied health programs are indebted to her for her handwork and caring influence on our programs. I wish she could have enjoyed a longer retirement, but doubt she would have slowed down for that. Condolences to her son who was the pride of her life!

    AMWed, 03 Jun 2020 11:14:24 +0000Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:14:24 +0000am20,11:14 am

  • April Montallana said:

    Carol was a wonderful and hard-working woman. She was also a wonderful poet. It was a pleasure to work alongside her in Allied Health. My deepest condolences go to her family and her loved ones. She was an incredible asset to Valencia.

    AMWed, 03 Jun 2020 11:38:34 +0000Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:38:34 +0000am20,11:38 am

  • Bob Gessner said:

    One of my favorite people at Valencia; she was so warm and friendly. I have so many fond memories of Carol. I consider myself fortunate to have gotten to know her and learn from her over the many years we worked at Valencia together. Carol was a true warrior for inclusion and I miss her very much.

    PMWed, 03 Jun 2020 15:30:38 +0000Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:30:38 +0000pm20,3:30 pm

  • Daisy Hidalgo said:

    From the first time I met her working at what used to be the Valencia enterprises offices on Sandlake Rd. for cont. ed., and the times we would run into each other after the campus moved I remember how compassionate and dedicated Carol always was. Truly admirable. Her caring and wonderful soul will remain in our hearts forever. Thank you for leading by example Carol, you will always be remembered. My prayers and most heartfelt condolences to her family.

    PMWed, 03 Jun 2020 16:40:36 +0000Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:40:36 +0000pm20,4:40 pm

  • Penny Conners said:

    Carol, I will miss you deeply. You were so caring for all and were deeply committed to everything that you did. I will miss our long talks together and your encouragements with my cancer treatments. Rest in peace my dear friend and God be with you. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

    PMWed, 03 Jun 2020 16:42:52 +0000Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:42:52 +0000pm20,4:42 pm

  • Krystal Barrett said:

    I will miss you dearly, Carol. You were such a special soul. I loved our connection to local food and our black labs. Love to you <3

    PMWed, 03 Jun 2020 16:47:45 +0000Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:47:45 +0000pm20,4:47 pm

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