Carole Remick spent her life educating young minds in high school and college. Her career focus was in teaching English and journalism and helping students thrive in their educational environments. She was dynamic, positive and confident in everything she did. She loved life and took advantage of all that was available to her. She ignored obstacles and pushed through them. Regardless of race, income or circumstances she believed everyone could be successful with the right support. She loved exposing students and friends to the arts, travel, writing and plain old fun! Giving to others made her thrive.
Carole was a force of excitement, energy, intelligence and determination. When she found a cause or a person with potential she found some way to help them. She knew how to use her resources and had a contagious confidence that allowed her to accomplish anything she set out to do. If Carole asked you to join her on a mission, it was difficult to say no. She had a way of getting you to agree to just about anything and it was always worth it.
Carole was a graduate of Regis College class of 1954. After graduation she became a teacher specializing in English in various high schools. She received a Masters Degree from Boston College and later became a college professor. As a college professor at University of Massachusetts Boston (Boston State) she taught English and created a journalism program to encourage minority students to learn about journalism as a career. It was from that starting point in 1987 that the NEHSJC was created and it continues to thrive.
Throughout her career she always focused on finding that one student who had the talent but didn’t have the resources or connections to make things happen. She studied each student, figured out how to bring their best to light and helped them flourish. She told them regularly how terrific they were until they themselves believed it.
She influenced and inspired countless students and many of them have gone on to prominent careers in Journalism and other exciting fields. They all credit Carole for helping to shape the people they are today.
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Carole attended Peabody schools and was a graduate of St. John’s High School in Peabody. She received her A.B from Regis College and later obtained her Master’s Degree from Boston College. She also obtained 30 credits of post-graduate work at Harvard University. She had been a resident of Marblehead since 1970. After graduating from Regis College, she joined the Regis Lay Apostolate as a volunteer teacher and taught at the Cristo Rey School in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Carole taught high school English in Lake George, NY and at Peabody High School. She went on to be an English Professor at UMass Boston.
During her time at UMass Boston, she ran the schools co-op education program. She also secured grant funding from the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and launched the High School Journalism Collaborative, which introduced many teenagers of color to the journalism careers they would later pursue. Carole retired in 1997 but continued to run the Collaborative. Carole was President of the Regis College Alumni Association and had a special fondness for the college and its mission. She was also a member of the Polish Business & Professional Women’s Club and the Faculty Club at Boston State College.
Carole had a love of people and life that was infectious. She had a sparkle of excitement whenever she talked about a new book, a motivated student, a museum exhibit or a Boston sports team. She has traveled to many places with friends experiencing life and learning about different cultures. She kept in touch with her students over the years and had a special bond with many, spending holidays with them and even traveled to India for a special students wedding. In the winter she enjoyed Scottsdale, AZ, and the summer she spent time in Marblehead and Rockland, ME. She was a god mother to several children and was known as a second mother to many others. She will be sorely missed but her sparkle will live on in all of us. She was terrific.
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