The Jeannine Jones Scholarship was established in honor of Jeannine Jones of Marion, Iowa. Jeannine was a past member and officer of the Board of Directors of Cedar Rapids Regis High School. It was that school board that hired, as principal in the spring of 1983, EduCare founder Kevin McCarville.
Over the years, Jeannine became a treasured friend, mentor, and wellspring of support for Kevin. Her simple grace, wisdom, and courage had a profound influence on him as he served as Regis principal from 1983-93. Her influence continued in the summer of 1993 when EduCare was founded.
There was never one major decision made by Kevin when serving at Regis or while founding and developing EduCare that was not first communicated to Jeannine for her insight and opinion. And it was her ever-wise counsel and always reassuring support that played an invaluable role in shaping and sustaining the spirit of the EduCare company during those early and sometimes difficult days.
Accordingly, the Jeannine Jones Scholarship was established to honor her memory and to acknowledge the role she has played in our success.
Sr. Mary Carmelita Graham
The Sr. Mary Carmelita Graham Scholarship was established in honor of Sr. Mary Carmelita Graham, a Tipton, Iowa native and member of the Sisters of Mercy religious community of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Sr. Mary Carmelita was a faculty member at Regis High School of Cedar Rapids where EduCare founder Kevin McCarville served as principal from 1983-93. During the seven-year term of their work together Sr. Mary Carmelita became a close friend of Kevin and his family. Sr. Mary Carmelita’s quiet, faithful example of unselfish service to her students was legend at Regis.
She was particularly resourceful at working with students who were in need of extra individualized attention. Sr. Mary Carmelita believed that all students were capable of learning, but often at their own pace and sometimes in their own unique manner. It was that conviction that served to shape the initial development and eventual design of the EduCare instructional model.
In truth, every lesson ever delivered at EduCare bears the signature of her warm and caring teaching style. Accordingly, the Sr. Mary Carmelita Graham Scholarship was established to honor her memory and to acknowledge the role she has played in our success.
Msgr. Edmund Becker
The Monsignor Edmund Becker Scholarship was established in honor of Msgr. Edmund Becker, a Dyersville, Iowa native and long-term pastor of All Saints Catholic Church of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Msgr. Becker was the Executive Coordinator of the Regis High School Board of Directors that hired EduCare founder Kevin McCarville as principal in the spring of 1983.
Msgr. Becker’s life was a unique example of faith, character, and conviction. His work often included a visionary leadership role in the initial formation and eventual construction of several area schools and their related educational programs.
His personal example established a tradition of educational excellence that continues today to serve as the standard for area parochial schools. And it was that commitment to educational excellence that had a profound influence on EduCare founder Kevin McCarville and helped shape the core values of the EduCare company.
Accordingly, the Monsignor Edmund Becker Scholarship was established to honor his memory and to acknowledge the role his example has played in our success.
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