Carol Ann Kerins | 2020 Loyalty Award Recipient

Carol Kerins

Carol Ann Kerins, ’75 LAS, MA ’80 EHS, of Springfield, Illinois, holds two degrees and her teaching certificate from the University. She spent years with Springfield School District 186, teaching mainly second grade at Laketown Elementary School before retiring in 2006.

In addition to her involvement with SAGE Society programs and committees, on campus Carol has volunteered to assist at the Springfield Marathon and UIS graduation. Carol and her husband, Tom, often attend performances at Sangamon Auditorium as well many of the public programs and lectures on campus. They financially contribute to important University priorities through their charitable giving. Carol and Tom have been married for 51 years this April and have two married daughters and three grandchildren.

Her many volunteer endeavors off-campus over the years include being a member and president of the American Association of University Women; a committee chair on the Illinois Symphony Guild of Springfield; a member of the board of the Springfield Symphony Guild; a member of the Dana-Thomas House Foundation Board and a docent at the Dana-Thomas House; a volunteer at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; a member of the Sangamon County Historical Society; and a member and president of a local chapter of the philanthropic organization P.E.O. Sisterhood.