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Passages: Carolyn Bullard Memorial

August 22, 2012

A memorial service for Carolyn Bullard, professor emerita of the Graduate School of Education and Counseling will be held on Sunday, September 9 at 2 p.m. in Agnes Flanagan Chapel.   

Carolyn majored in history at Reed College, and then earned her master’s degree in the education of the deaf at Columbia University Teacher’s College and her PhD in special education from University of Washington. She began her career as a classroom teacher working with deaf and hearing impaired children, first in New York, then in Seattle. She went on to teach on the faculties of the University of Washington and Northern Illinois University before joining the Lewis & Clark faculty in 1978.

When Carolyn first came to Lewis & Clark, masters’ degree programs were housed in the undergraduate college. In 1984, these programs were consolidated into a separate Graduate School of Professional Studies. A year later Carolyn was tapped to serve as the associate dean of the new school. She played a key role in establishing the new processes and procedures necessary for the fledgling school to operate internally and within the wider institutional context. In 1987 she stepped in to serve as interim dean. In 1988 she was appointed to the deanship, a position in which she served till 1993. 

Carolyn lived a full and active life beyond Lewis & Clark. She was an avid horsewoman and a world traveler. A serious musician, she played viola with the Columbia Symphony, and upon her retirement from the College, she took up the cello. She was active with the City Club of Portland.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Frank Mabrey, her daughters, Jennifer Lee Brooks and Andrea Teresa Scroggs, her grandchildren, Joel, Raina, and Alexander Brooks, and their father, Jon.