Carolyn Yvonne Looney Scholarship in Deaf Education
Carolyn was a Masters level student in the Texas Woman’s University Department of Communication Sciences pursuing a degree in Deaf Education when she passed away from cancer in 2012. With a severe hearing loss in one ear, Carolyn was drawn to the deaf and hard of hearing community and looked forward to a passionate career in providing education for the deaf. Graduating from Texas A & M in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Bioenvironmental Science, Carolyn went on to work as a counselor in the North East Independent School District’s (NEISD) Kids Involvement Network, an after-school program. She also worked as a dedicated substitute teacher for NEISD since 2007, primarily in science, math, and special education.
Shortly before she passed away Carolyn expressed a wish to her parents, Charles A. Looney and Paula Y. Looney of Bexar County, that an endowment be established in her name to support other students seeking to become teachers of science and/or math for deaf or hard of hearing students. Prior to her death Carolyn was able to provide input to her parents in the establishment of the *Carolyn Yvonne Looney Scholarship in Deaf Education *which will continue to assist students much like Carolyn herself in achieving their dreams in teaching. In 2013 Carolyn was posthumously awarded her TWU Master of Science degree and in 2014 the inaugural recipient of the scholarship was chosen.