Carolyn was and will forever be the greatest teacher I have ever had! She taught us students to think outside the box. A true feminist! Thank you for being there for me at Eastern! Linda Allen , MSW (Green Valley, Az)
Carolyn was a wonderful colleague, a treasured mentor and a true friend. I miss her so much--her humor, her wisdom, her uncanny ability to go directly to the heart of a matter. Knowing her changed how I do social work and what kind of social work I do. Her legacy lives on in her colleagues as well as her students. My sincere condolences to her wife and family as well as her students and colleagues.
To know Carolyn was to love her! She had such a dynamic personality and was caring and supportive in so many ways. I am forever grateful to her for the many words of wisdom she shared and, I will never forget her contagious laugh. She was a wonderful colleague and friend. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Carolyn was a kind and passionate social worker and educator. She was taken far to soon. Rest in peace Carolyn.
Kathy Grey, MSW
Carolyn inspired all of us to engage in the practise of social work with both our hearts and minds. She will be missed.
Wonderful friend and supporter - always there when you needed her. I'll miss you Carolyn.
Upper First Alto
Seattle Women's Chorus
Caroyln was such an inspiring Professor during my MSW journey. I enjoyed her, her wealth of knowledge and love for this profession. She will be missed.
I will be forever greatfulm to Carolyn for her genuine concern and perserverence in fighting to place me with the Snoqualmie tribe. The placement turned out to be one of the most enriching experiences of my career.without her caring attitude and diligence my outcome would have been very different! I remain active with my community thru my work with the Snoqualmie"s thanks to her... I liked calling her EWU's" Virgina Satire" I loved her,will miss her and can only say I was blessed to have her in my life!!
Carolyn exhibited social work principals throughout my encounters with her. Her gift with story-telling, humor, and empathy remain in my memory.Thank you, Carolyn! You are missed!
I will never forget Carolyn. To me, she was a force of encouragement and light. She helped me into school when I thought I couldn't do it. I will miss her greatly. Thanks Carolyn for your encouragement. My condolences to her spouse and family...- Alicia Stowe
Carolyn influenced who I am as a social worker and her loss will be felt many. My prayers to her wife and family.
I am so saddened by this news. Carolyn was one of the most influential Social Work professors on my MSW journey. I fondly remember her wise words, and our class reading The Knight in Rusty Amour by Robert Fisher. Prayers for her spouse and family.
The most influential professor I have ever known. She inspired me to be the best social worker i can be. A great loss, my condolences to her spouse and family.
I am grateful for Carolyn's compassion, wisdom and dedication to teaching. I'm glad to have been a student of hers. My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy, Cathy and all who are grieving her loss.
Carolyn is one of the most passionate people I have ever met. She is by far one of the greatest influences in my MSW journey and in the way I practice social work. I am a better social worker because of her. She will be greatly missed!
I remember Carolyn as the first person I met associated with Eastern's Social Work program in Everett, in the 1990's. She was in a tiny office in Olympus Hall on the EvCC campus. Later, I worked with her as the University Center of North Puget Sound expanded and the MSW program became an important part of the mix of options. It was a pleasure working with Carolyn. Open, honest, collegial, with a great sense of irony and humor. We found a common link in a contact she had in the hammered dulcimer community. Carolyn influenced many, and remains in my memory as a high quality person whom I enjoyed and respected a great deal.
Carolyn was a wonderful woman and a great advocate and educator. She will be missed by so many. I will always remember her and what she did for me at EWU.
Carolyn inspired so many students to be their best! She pushed me to branch out and try new things. Without her I would not be the social worker I am today! Carolyn, you will never be forgotten and will live on through those you have inspired and taught to do great work!
I only have a handful of people in my life who I consider mentors/people of inspiration for me to go and advocate for myself and others. Carolyn is (I did not say "was") someone who inspires me to be a advocate, educator, empowerer of people. Carolyn was full of spit and energy which is probably why we got along so well. :) Carolyn and I shared a passion and compassion for at-risk youth/children and women. We both care for the "throw-aways." Carolyn, we will continue your legacy of caring for others, meeting them where they are at, and not giving up on them. We miss you so much...
Amanda Harpell-Franz (Lake Stevens/Seattle, WA)
I met Carolyn first in our combined efforts to bring the SWC to our area and surround us with love and support through music. She did that for me and my family and so many others. Her legacy included that brilliant smile and the best hugs.
A wondreful person who made an impact in my life because she believed in you and was open to other's beliefs and ideas. May her family and friends find comfort and peace in their very loving memories of her. She will be missed by many. Good-bye Carolyn.
Carolyn, your passions live on through all of us whose lives you influenced!
Carolyn was an amazing professor, I learned a great deal from her during a class she taught at Eastern. She was passionate about Social Work and it was obvious she cared deeply about all around her. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.
Carolyn was a force: she had a powerful voice, seasoned by years of grass-roots social activism ; she was a hands-on worker! Carolyn used her strengths as she taught us to do; she saw our gifts with keen perception and supported our individual and group dreams and goals. I will never forget her for both her humor and her determination.
Carolyn touched my heart. She influenced who I was as a professor and a person. She will always be with me.
Carolyn was an inspiring professor in my own MSW journey. I was blessed for her brief but significant involvement in my life.
Carolyn had tremendous influence on my life through her work at Whatcom Crisis Services in the early 90s and at EWU. I am grateful for the gifts she shared with us and the tools and methods I still use today that are clearly marked with her fingerprints.
I will forever remember Carolyn. We miss you.
Carolyn will remain an inspiration in my life. She was a passionate person who devoted her life to others.
Carolyn was an unforgettable ally in my professional and personal life. She provided brilliant support to the Ending Violence Against Women grant at WWU. She worked with countless students inspiring them to see violence as "our" problem not someone else's. Although I did not see her very much during the last several years, her caring, competence, and compassion has left an indelible mark on me--the same effect she has had on so many others. She left the world a better place. She was a good person in all ways. Blessings on your soul, Carolyn.