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Kathy Murphy-Carey

Kathy Murphy-Carey

Peninsula College
Class of 2014

Kathy was hired at Peninsula College in 1975 as a counselor, volleyball coach and tennis coach – and she became the first women’s athletic commissioner in the history of our college, serving the NWAACC in that role until we dropped sports in 1982. She continued to serve the college as a faculty member in our counseling department, including a 10-year stint as Associate Dean of Counseling and as the first female president of the Faculty Union. Further, she served Peninsula College as a department leader, role model, student advocate, co-worker and friend to hundreds of employees over those years - and thousands of students.

Kathy played a supportive role when we brought athletics back in 1997, she accepted the role of women’s athletic commissioner bestowed upon her by the late Dr. Wally Sigmar and she has tirelessly served our
college and the NWAACC in that role for 16 years, in addition to the even she served from 1975-1982. As a Women’s Commissioner, she served as North Region Chair, Women’s Basketball Chair, and Executive Board member. At Peninsula, she served on nearly every coach hiring committee, she never missed NWAACC meetings and she was responsible for
inspiring, encouraging and saving countless numbers of student athletes.

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