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Karen Bruinooge '63
Karen Bruinooge '63 has many interests. Music is one. She is the organist at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and has played violin in the Sheboygan Symphony for more than 40 years. Travel is another. Last summer, she and Val Schneider '63 visited China and Japan for 16 days.
Karen also continues to be interested in Carroll. She was on campus for her 50th Class Reunion at Homecoming 2013. In 2013 she also updated her will...and included a gift to Carroll for an endowed scholarship. The scholarship will benefit students majoring in biology or music.
Growing up in Sheboygan, Karen thought about going to college nearby. When she decided it would be better to go farther away, Carroll was the clear choice. Her father, James, was a 1931 Carroll graduate. And Carroll's strong biology department, led by Dr. Christoph and Dr. Michaud, attracted her, too.
With her Carroll biology degree in hand, Karen began her career as a medical technologist. An internship at Waukesha Memorial Hospital extended to three years working there. Karen then returned to Sheboygan County, where she worked at Plymouth Hospital for two years, then at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan until she retired in 1996.
Karen established her endowed scholarship because she wants to give back — helping deserving students afford a Carroll education. She received an alumni scholarship, as did her father before her. Karen is excited she is doing something to benefit Carroll students in the future. And she hopes many other alumni will join her in leaving a legacy at Carroll!