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Karen has been working at IPFW since 1985, when she started as a Teacher Assistant for Computer Technology and as a Technical Writer for Computing & Data Processing in 1987. She became a full-time employee in 1988 as a Programmer/Analyst for a new Student Information System. In 2008, Karen became the newest Oracle Database Administrator with focus on the Banner student system.
Interweaved with work, Karen has earned several degrees at IPFW including: an A. A. S. in 1987 from Computer Technology for the Commercial Option, a certificate in 1990 for Database Systems, an A. S. in 1997 from Organizational Leadership & Supervision, and a B. S. in 1998 from Computer Science for Information Systems.
Karen has been an IPFW Alumni Association Board Member from 2006 – 2010 and is currently the VP of the Wayne Trace HS Athletic Boosters. Away from the office, Karen can be found knitting, crocheting and reading mysteries. She is frequently crafting something, usually for IPFW's Homecoming Week or Alumni’s 4th of July Rooftop Party - Craft Cabana. Karen is IPFW Alumni's Top Volunteer for 2010.