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Carolyn Frances Savinar Selling ’44

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Carolyn Frances Savinar Selling ’44, May 4, 2005, in Portland. Carolyn attended Reed for three years, and earned a BA in social welfare from UC Berkeley in 1944. She married John L. Selling ’37 in 1945; they had three children, and later divorced. Carolyn completed a master’s in social work from Portland State University in 1965. She worked as executive director of Social Work Careers in Oregon, and as program consultant and field instructor at Albertina Kerr Homes for nearly 25 years, retiring in 1989. She was also on the board of directors for Albertina Kerr Centers and Planned Parenthood, was a member of the Citizens Review Board, Oregon chapter president of the National Association of Social Work, and a board member of the Reed alumni association. Survivors include her daughter and sons, and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2005

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