Carolyn Shepherd is a graduate of Bradley University and retired from Caterpillar Inc. She is an active member of the Humane Society and continues to take classes through Bradley University’s Osher Life Long Learning Institute.
Over the past several years Carolyn has been exceedingly generous to Eureka College. Through her association with Dr. Sanders, she was introduced to the College and as a result fell in love with EC. Her philanthropic support to the College has been extraordinary.
Carolyn personally funds both the Eureka College First Generation Program and the Alumni Leadership Conference. The First Generation Program known as 1G is recognized nationally for its excellence and has significantly helped retain 1G students at the College. The Alumni Leadership Conference is growing into one of the most important Alumni events of the year. Additionally Carolyn supports EC students by funding travel opportunities for them to attend national events.