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Carolyn Thelma Holmes

Carolyn Thelma Holmes, American counselor. Certified hypnotherapist, employee assistant counselor, literacy trainer in English. Recipient Citizen Activity award, Bloomfield Civic Association, 1976, Police Under Stress award, Psychiatric Institute St. Michael's Hospital, 1979, Employee Assistance Program award, St. Joseph's University and Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, 1983.


  • Holmes, Carolyn Thelma was born on August 12, 1944 in a, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Hickman Leon and Thelma (McKie) Holmes.

  • Education

    • Student, Winston-Salem University, 1963—1968. Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Rutgers University, 1973. Postgrad in Educational Counseling, Rutgers University, since 1983.


    • Special education instructor Planned Parenthood, Essex County, New Jersey, 1970—1972. Health and education specialist National Urban League, New York, New Jersey, 1964—1965. Employee assistant counselor Municipal Government, Newark, 1977—1986, State of New Jersey, since 1986.

      Volunteers in Service to America supervisor Project Read, Newark, since 1986. Training supervisor Literacy Program, since 1965. Addiction therapist Beth Israel Hospital, Passaic, since 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Certified hypnotherapist, employee assistant counselor, literacy trainer in English.


    The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

    Denomination: Methodist


    God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of their ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.


    Art director Personnel Development, 1977. Managing editor quarterly newsletter. Fundraiser United Negro College Fund, 1982.

    Chairman United States Treasury, 1982—1986. Choir director Methodist Church, Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, 1985—1986. Member of United Nations Association (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund chairman 1985, Service award 1982-1985), Laubach Literacy International (director 1966-1983, supervisor 1980-1985, Service award 1985), New Jersey Alcoholism Association.


    • Married Wadsworth Lowell Bishop, August 31, 1972 (divorced 1980).
    • father: Hickman Leon Holmes
    • mother: Thelma (McKie) Holmes
    • spouse: Wadsworth Lowell Bishop
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    Born August 12, 1944
    (age 73)