Carr to speak at Bluffton Commencement

BLUFFTON — Kathy (Gaines) Carr, a 1978 Bluffton graduate, long-time educator and community advocate, will address Bluffton University’s 2023 graduating class during the May 6 commencement ceremony in Sommer Center.

Carr began her career with Fort Wayne Community Schools as a special education teacher in 1978. She earned both a Master of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Elementary School Administration from Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne. Carr has been active on many boards and service organizations. Since retiring in 2020, she has been a consultant with South Bend Community Schools. Carr was awarded the Lifetime Service Award by Bluffton University in October 2022.

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