Eunice E. Hahn '49
2000 P.E. MacAllister Distinguished Alumna Award for Service to Carroll
Serving on the Carroll Board of Trustees for 19 years, Eunice E. Hahn ‘49 was known as a dedicated volunteer and active alumna. She was also known as a dedicated student. She was a class officer and resident assistant in Voorhees Hall, member of the Lutheran Student Association, the German Club, a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and several honorary fraternities.
Hahn graduated Carroll in 1949 with a degree in history, and went on to teach U.S. and world history for a couple of years. However, it was Hahn’s job as a resident assistant at Carroll that fostered a continued interest in counseling.
She decided to follow that curiosity, and enjoyed a successful career as a school counselor at Nicolet High School, followed by a return to her alma mater, South Milwaukee High School, where she worked for 25 years before retiring in 1989. She credits Carroll for teaching her how to learn and deal with people, which helped her in every future endeavor.
During her tenure on the Board of Trustees from 1977-1996, she was instrumental in helping influence and shape the landscape of the Carroll campus. In 1989, she established the Eunice E. Hahn Scholarship Fund. When she decided to establish this endowment, it was just another example of her devotion and selfless giving to a place that meant so much to her. In addition to her own philanthropy to Carroll, she assisted the college in fundraising activities and served on the committee for her 50th class reunion.
Eunice died in August 2010 at the age of 83 leaving the majority of her estate to Carroll in support of scholarships.