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In Memoriam: Dr. Pete Warren

Dr. Pete Warren
It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss, that we inform Virginia counselors of the passing of Dr. Pete Warren on Friday March 22 in Lynchburg, VA, after a short illness with Acute Respirator Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Pete has been a friend, advocate colleague, and counselor educator for the professional counselors throughout his life. He was a highly respected and beloved counseling leader who received countless awards from counseling organizations as well as other groups in Virginia.

Foundation Emeritus AwardDr. Warren is acknowledged
VCA Foundation Director Emeritus.

More about Pete

- Lynchburg News Advance

- Caring Bridge

- Tharp Funeral Home Obituary

- Lynchburg News Advance - Post Memorial Service

- Memorial Service VideoVASC Leaders + Dr. WarrenDr. Warren and VASC Leaders Michele
Dowdy, Lynda Murray and Sandy Hite at
VCA Convention

Among his most notable accomplishments:

  • One of the 5 Founding Directors of the Virginia Counselors Association Foundation
  • VCA Foundation Board Director Emeritus
  • The first VCA Executive Director
  • Former President of VCA
  • At Lynchburg College, he served as Professor Emeritus of School of Counseling and Human Development, Dean of the School of Education, Dean of Students, Director of Counselor Education, and Interim Director of Church Relations
  • College as professor of counseling and human development, dean of the school of education, dean of students, interim director of church relations and director of counselor education.
  • Elected to the Lynchburg City Council and served one term as Mayor of Lynchburg
Dr. Lawson and Dr. WarrenDr. Warren presenting Dr. Gerard Lawson with John Cook Award 2012.
A celebration of Pete's life was held on Saturday, March 30, at Lynchburg College Snidow Chapel at 11:00 AM. A reception followed in the LCMemorial Ballroom. The College has made available a Video of the Memorial Service for those who were not able to be there or want to re-live the memories, the laugh and the love that defined Pete Warren. Those who wish to make a donation in Pete's honor, can contribute to the Lynchburg College D.L. "Pete" Warren scholarship fund which is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the graduate counseling program, or a charity of your choice.
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