Dr. Caroline Allrutz
Dr. Caroline Allrutz established this fund in 1997. Caroline touched the lives of many prospective art teachers and for her efforts in the profession received many awards and honors. She was an art educator for Akron Public Schools, and started her career at Thornton Junior High and Ellet High School. She served as assistant art director for the Akron Public School system before relocating to Illinois. She taught at Northern Illinois University for 40 years, retiring in 2000 as Professor Emeritus.