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Carole Perry - WB2MGP
Carole Perry worked as an executive secretary in an electronics manufacturing company, Rapidcircuit inc. for 16 years. In 1980, when the company relocated she returned to Intermediate School 72 in Staten Island, NY where she worked until her retirement in 2004, teaching "Introduction to Amateur Radio" to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for 30 years. Carole wrote the curriculum for "Introduction to Amateur Radio" a very successful program which had 950 students a year coming through it.
Carole Perry is the recipient of the prestigious 1987 Dayton Ham of The Year Award, the 1987 ARRL Instructor of The Year Award, the 1991 Marconi Wireless Memorial Award, the 1993 QCWA President's Award, the 1996 RCA Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio Award, and the 2009 RCA President's Award, and the 2012 RCA President's Award.
Carole is an RCA Fellow, and in 2007 she was elected to the RCA Board of Directors; a position she still holds, and she created the Youth Activities Committee which she now chairs. She also created the RCA Young Achiever's Award, given to students in grade 12 and below who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in wireless communications. Fifty two youngsters have received this award along with a stipend, so far.
Under Carole's leadership, the Youth Activities Committee goes into schools across the country to set up radio/technology programs. Equipment, cash grants, books, and supplies are donated to the chosen schools or youth groups.
Carole has moderated the Dayton Hamvention Youth Forum and Instructors' Forum for 27 years. She is a member of QCWA, RCA, ARRL, DARA, (Dayton Amateur Radio Association) AWA, (Antique Wireless Association) and Brandeis Women.