By: Valerie Fox
Administrative Associate, Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management
I serve to support, to be a resource, and to make students feel welcome and connected to Frederick Community College as they work to reach their personal and academic goals. My background is not in Emergency Management. Actually, my undergraduate program of study is in social work, and I’ve worked in various support roles during my career. However, working at the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management (MACEM) allows me to offer encouragement and assistance to students. I enjoy helping students as they complete the steps to apply and register for classes. I also enjoy helping them by completing behind the scenes tasks that keep the program running smoothly. It is a pleasure serving the MACEM and learning about all aspects of what emergency managers do. Our students work to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against disasters – natural and man-made. The leadership skills they obtain, the networks they build, and the coordination they must carry out before, during, and after an event are truly incredible. I am happy to be a part of it.