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Adult education educator

Karolyn Kay McMillan Farrell, American adult education educator. Certified adult education administrator. Levi grantee, Fayetteville, 1983-1985; recipient numerous art awards.


Farrell, Karolyn Kay McMillan was born on June 23, 1938 in Springfield, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Octa H. and Ruth Marie (Funkhouser) McMillan.


Bachelor of Science in Education cum laude, Southwest Missouri State University, 1960. Master Adult Education, University Arkansas, 1983. Educational Specialist, University Arkansas, 1991.

Postgraduate, University Missouri, 1964.


Instructor art, science, vocational home economics, Indian Head High School, Charles County, Maryland., 1960-1962;instructor, consultant, Kansas Missouri Board Education, 1962-1963;consultant enrichment, Kansas Missouri Board Education, 1963-1968;instructor art, Fayetteville (Arkansas) Arts Gallery, 1973-1977;artist in residence, Butterfield School, Fayetteville, 1973-1977;creator, developer, Curriculum Disseminating Center, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1979-1982;director community and adult education, Fayetteville Community Schools, since 1979. Dietary assistant Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, 1962-1963;instructor healthFayetteville High School, 1976-1979. Freelance artist, Fayetteville, since 1980.


  • Certified adult education administrator.


Baptism is something you do in obedience to God, but it is not essential for salvation. In other words, salvation is something God does for us, while baptism is something we do for God.


Manifestations religious freedom include supporting separation of church and state, advocating for people everywhere to be guaranteed the right to worship free from discrimination, and lifting up respectful dialog as a healthy means to understanding.


All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.


Volunteer visual arts committee Walton Arts Center, since 1980. Volunteer Nelson Atkins Museum, Friends of Art, Kansas City, since 1988. Co-chairman Northwest Arkansas Project Literacy United States, since 1988.

Community trustee Arkansas Arts Center, since 1994. Member American Association Adult and Continuing Education, Arkansas Association Administrators Adult Education (president 1989-1991, secretary since 1992), National Community Education Association, Arkansas Association Public Continuing and Adult Education (facilitator), Rotary (fellowship and community development committees), Phi Delta Kapa (foundation committee since 1988).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, art museums, painting, classical music, opera.


Married Donald Paul Farrell, June 19, 1960. Children: Shawn McMillan, Beth Melanie.

Octa H. McMillan

Ruth Marie (Funkhouser) McMillan

Donald Paul Farrell

Shawn McMillan Farrell

Beth Melanie Farrell