Mrs. Marguerite Baker Latimer-Warren
Marguerite Baker Latimer-Warren has been a dedicated community volunteer on the First Coast for more than four decades and is currently serving her second term as the national president of the Edward Waters College National Alumni Association. She was re-elected on August 1, 2009, at the organization's biannual convention and asks EWC alumni and friends of the College to join her in remaining, "committed to sustaining the mission of academic excellence through financial support and chapter development."
A member of the graduating class of 1965, Mrs. Warren has been an active member of the alumni association since 1966 through various leadership positions that include national recording secretary, national fundraising chair, national scholarship chair, Jacksonville Chapter vice president, editor of the alumni newsletter, and more. She has played an integral role in several successful EWC capital campaigns, has mentored countless EWC undergraduate students over the years, and has helped to establish a series of community-based scholarships that continue to benefit the College.
Mrs. Warren has also served the community as president of the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated from 1995-1999; chairman of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.'s Winona Cargyle Alexander Life Development Board since 1998; member of the Catholic Women's League; the Knight's of Peter Claver; YWCA/Community Connections (formerly); NAACP (formerly); NCNW (formerly); Duval County Democratic Party (formerly); as well as a member of numerous other boards and organizations. Mrs. Warren is also a founding member of the North Florida HBCU Hall of Fame, which honors outstanding HBCU graduates on the First Coast. She has received numerous awards for community service and work with youth/education.
A retired Duval County Public Schools guidance counselor and department chair, Mrs. Warren fondly remembers her undergraduate years at EWC as a time of, "learning, growth and great opportunity, where wonderful professors and mentors took a real interest in their students and provided them with the tools for success." Mrs. Warren is currently a doctoral candidate in psychology and pledges to utilize her spare time to insure that, "EWC continues to provide deserving students with enriching, engaging, and meaningful educational, social, cultural, and professional experiences."