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Kathy Ellen Carter

Kathy Ellen Carter, American communication executive, consultant. Recipient Distinguished Service Key Alpha Phi Omega, 1978, 81, Sales awards Aloette Cosmetics, Inc., 1986, 87, Bronze medal Environmental Protection Agency, 1992, 97, Silver medal, 1995.


  • Carter, Kathy Ellen was born on October 22, 1955 in Danville, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Charles Eddie and Excie Clara (Barbour) Carter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, University Virginia, 1978. Master of Education in English Education, University Virginia, 1980. Master of Science in Technology Communication, University Minnesota, 1991.


    • Teacher Prince George (Virginia) High School, 1980-1984, drama director, 1980-1984. Day manager Oxford Antiques, Winston-Salem, 1985-1987. Clerk-typist Bowman Gray School Medicine/North Carolina Baptist Hospital, 1984-1986.

      Beauty/sales consultant Aloette Cosmetics, Inc., 1984-1988. Assistant pre-major advisor Department Rhetoric, University Minnesota, St. Paul, 1988-1989. Editorial assistant Association Teachers Technology Writing, 1988-1989.

      Environmental protection specialist National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1990. Federal women's program manager Motor Vehicle Emission Laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, 1991-1992.


    • Editor manual: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Guidelines for Minnesota, 1989. Editor newsletters Aloette of W.N.C., 1985-1988, Volunteer Review, 1989.


    Director, committee chair Hennepin unit American Cancer Society, Minneapolis, 1988-1989. Village Planning Commissioner, Chelsea, Michigan, since 1993. Board directors Bowman Gray Medical Auxiliary, Winston-Salem, 1986.

    Member Society Technology Communications (board directors, manager Southeast Michigan chapter competitions 1992-1993), National Association Professional Environmental Communicators, North America Association for Environmental Education, American Medical Writing Association.



    Reading, cooking.


    • Married Mack Thomas Ruffin, IV, June 16, 1984.
    • father: Charles Eddie Carter
    • mother: Excie Clara (Barbour) Carter
    • spouse: Mack Thomas Ruffin
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    Born October 22, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1978
      University Virginia
    • 1980
      University Virginia
    • 1991
      University Minnesota
    • 1984 - 1986
      clerk-typist Bowman Gray School Medicine/North Carolina Baptist Hospital
    • 1984 - 1988
      beauty/sales consultant, Aloette Cosmetics
    • 1985 - 1987
      day manager, Oxford Antiques
    • 1988 - 1989
      assistant, pre-major advisor Department Rhetoric
    • 1988 - 1989
      editorial assistant, Association Teachers Technology Writing
    • 1990
      environmental protection specialist, National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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