'71 Graduate Receives
She’s a writer, an editor, a storyteller, a speaker, and recently became a first-time grandmother. Now, Carol McAdoo Rehme can put another credential beside her name.
Cowley honored the 1971 graduate with its 2003 Outstanding Tiger Alumnus Award, presented during the college’s 80th commencement exercises May 10 in W.S. Scott Auditorium. “This is such a thrill and a surprise,” said Rehme, who lives in Loveland, Colo., with her husband Norman. “When I received the call, first of all I was humbled. But thrill came quickly on its heels.”
Carol, an Arkansas City native, writes prolifically for the inspirational market. She has six stories in the highly competitive Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and recently took on the responsibility of managing editor for Chicken Soup for the Bride’s Soul. “It’s really a fun and uplifting book to do,” Carol said. As managing editor of the book, a job she took last fall, Carol helps screen the thousands of stories that are submitted. As the stories are selected for the book, Carol rewrites and edits. “It’s a challenge because you want to keep the integrity of the writer,” she said. “It’s a thrill because people are writing from their inner heart.” The book is targeted for release in 2004.