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Rochester Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Shane D. Carter

 
 
Shane D. Carter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 20, 2020
1. Shane D. Carter Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of
Shane D. Carter
loving wife of Don H. Carter and mother of Mark W. Carter

Provided by
Don H. Carter
Class of 1964

The Carter family has supported Rochester College since its beginning. Don Carter Sr. and his wife Marie were among the very first to invest in North Central Christian College. When Marie passed away in 1972, the family established an endowed scholarship in her honor. The fund has continued to grow and rewards many deserving students. It is the family's hope and prayer that each recipient will grow and prosper, remembering with fondness their days at Rochester College.

Don's mother is remembered as a pioneer member of the Associates, a volunteer group of women who raised over $4 million for the college. Don can still smell the burgers sold at the Michigan State Fair during the 1960s by the Men's Club, another volunteer fundraising organization, and remembers his father flipping burgers while he and his sister Janet (class of 1967) cleared and cleaned the tables.

It is the continued support of alumni and friends like the Carter family that
Shane D. Carter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 20, 2020
2. Shane D. Carter Marker
Marker is next to a gazebo in Lake Norcentra Park.
allows the college to prosper and grow. It is the hope of this family that each student will make God's world a better place.
 
Erected by Rochester College.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducation.
 
Location. 42° 40.058′ N, 83° 8.769′ W. Marker is in Rochester Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from West Avon Road 0.7 miles west of Rochester Road (State Highway 150), on the right when traveling west. Marker is in Lake Norcentra Park, which is on the north side of the Rochester University campus, next to the Clinton River Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 West Avon Road, Rochester MI 48307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ken and Dorothy Stewart (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lake Norcentra (about 400 feet away); Slater-Montgomery Family Chapel (about 400 feet away); The Maxon Estate (about 700 feet away); Mount Avon Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Disaster Strikes at Rochester Depot (approx. ¾ mile away); George Vandeventer House (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Torch (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester Hills.
 
Lake Norcentra Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 20, 2020
3. Lake Norcentra Park Sign
Sign at the entrance to Lake Norcentra Park along the Clinton River Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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