Carol Orcutt Holly was a graduate of the inaugural Class of 1970 and returned to teach in 1974. Carol most likely retains the distinction of being the longest tenured faculty member in school history, ultimately serving nearly 39 years at the school.
Carol has been said by many to be “the glue that has held the school together” or “the gift that keeps on giving.” Well known for her distinctive work in the Exceptional Education Department, Carol was among the first on campus to become expert in all things Mac in the mid-eighties and beyond.
She also has, along with Harry Johnson, served as an invaluable historian, creating a multitude of photo collages that have graced various class reunions, as well as the annual Cougar Foundation Breakfast. Carol has maintained a database of grads, and has coordinated the publication of several commemorative school directories. It is no surprise that she was inducted into the
Cougar Foundation Hall of Fame in 1998.