Director of Kenley School to receive ACU Distinguished Alumni Citation

For immediate release

December 10, 1998

Rosalind Craver Shields, executive director of Kenley School in Abilene, will receive an Abilene Christian University Distinguished Alumni Citation Sunday, Dec. 12.

The presentation will take place during a reception honoring Shields at 2 p.m. in the atrium of ACU's Mabee Business Building.

The Distinguished Alumni Citation recognizes distinctive personal and professional achievement of ACU alumni who have merited the honor and praise of peers and colleagues.

Shields received her bachelor's degree in home economics from ACU in 1967 and taught at Cooper High School from 1967-68, but later realized a desire to work in special education and received her master's degree >from ACU in supervision of special education in '85.

Starting out as a volunteer at Kenley School, a private school for children with learning disabilities, Shields became executive director in '77 when the founder, Catherine Kenley, died unexpectedly.

In addition to her 22 years as executive director at Kenley School, Shields has been actively involved in programs such as Abilene Regional Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, the Mental Health Association of Abilene, Mend-A-Child and Advocacy Inc. She is currently a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Honorary Educator's Society, and she works with the Learning Disabilities Association of America.

Shields also helped conceive the idea for Disabilities Resources, Inc., a facility for developmentally challenged adults. Shields now serves as a board member for DRI.

In 1992 Shields received ACU's Outstanding Alumnus Award for the Department of Home Economics and Family Studies.

Shields has two children: Chris and Lynly.

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