In 1963 Carole Kerber graduated from the Good Samaritan Hospital School of nursing and worked as an operating room nurse for fourteen years. In 1977 she entered Wright State University with the intention of earning a BSN degree, but shifted her focus to art and received a BFA in 1982 with a concentration in Sculpture. Carole was the first person in her family to obtain a college degree and went on to earned a Master of Humanities from Wright State in 1985. Since that time Carole has taught Art Appreciation, Art History, Drawing and Sculpture courses at numerous area Community Colleges. Since 1986 she have been active in a variety of local community activities, such as Altrusa International, Troy Main Street, Troy Hayner, Cultural Center, 4-H, Mayor's International Council, Odyssey of the Mind, Southwest Historic District, Troy City School Programs, WSU College of Liberal Arts Advisory Committee and the Stouder Foundation Distribution Committee.
According to Carole, one of the most important lessons she learned at Wright State was to seize the opportunities people create for you. Later she learned that creating opportunities for others to improve and retain community quality of life was an even more important lesson. It was then that thinking globally, but acting locally became her mantra.
Though her post-graduate school career evolved into a three-way path, and Carole says she is still unsure of "what I want to be when I grow up", she has been busy putting those lessons to work. As an artist and an educator, a community volunteer and a caregiver, wife, mother and grandmother Carole is satisfied she is making a difference and a positive contribution.