Karen was looking forward to celebrating her 10th anniversary as an Instructor at Centennial Education Center in 2014. She almost reached this milestone if she hadn’t lost her courageous four-year battle to bone marrow cancer.
Karen was highly respected for her teaching skills and passionate about teaching. She most recently taught in the Vocational Business Skills Lab, where she served as a Lab Instructor and also taught the Employability and Customer Service Skills classes and the Good Business Writing mini workshops.
Before her arrival at Centennial Education Center, Karen taught for the Santa Ana College Business Science Division including classes on campus and special programs designed for OCTA and County of Orange. She held a Bachelor of Science from the University of San Francisco. Her graduate level work was in film studies at Chapman University. As a faculty member of Saddleback College, she most recently taught Film as Literature through the Emeritus Institute.
We’d like to celebrate and honor Karen’s life and her work and request that you participate in the celebration. If you worked with Karen, or if you were one of Karen’s students, please share your memories of her by clicking the “Leave a Comment” link located at the bottom of this story.
KAREN MERCED WILLNER
August 29, 1951-July 18, 2013
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