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Carroll Center O&M Specialist is Honored at UMass

Kara Ahern at UMass College of Education Convocation Ceremony

Kara Ahern at UMass College of Education Convocation Ceremony

Ms. Kara B Ahern, COMS in the Education Services Department, was recently named the recipient of the 2009 Orientation and Mobility Vision Studies Award for Academic Achievement in the Graduate College of Education at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Kara received her award at the convocation ceremony on Thursday, May 28th.

Kara graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater State College in 2005 as a major in physical education/motor development therapy with a minor in psychology. She excelled in the graduate O&M program at UMass, maintaining a 3.98 GPA. After completing one of her practicum requirements at the Carroll Center, Kara moved into a full-time position as an itinerant Orientation and Mobility Specialist for students in their local schools and communities. She has also coordinated a number of fitness and recreational activities for our CarrollKids Enrichment Programs on weekends, school vacations and during the summers.

Kara is a sensitive, creative and enthusiastic instructor with a true gift for teaching. Her work is much appreciated by her students and peers alike. Congratulations Kara!

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