Ebony Miller receives posthumous diploma awarded to her mother Carolyn Rogers from IU Northwest Chancellor Ken Iwama

IU Northwest holds posthumous commencement ceremony for Carolyn Rogers

Contributed By:The 411 News

Daughter accepts diploma for former Gary City Councilwoman

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Indiana University Northwest held a ceremony to award the late-Carolyn Rogers, former Gary councilwoman, a posthumous degree in Criminal Justice.

Ebony Miller, Carolyn’s daughter, moved her tassel to indicate her graduation, and received her official Indiana University diploma.

Several community leaders, including City of Gary Mayor Jerome Prince, Lake County Prosecutor and IU Northwest Adjunct Professor Bernie Carter, and City of Gary 6th district councilman Dwight Williams, were present.

“Born, raised and educated in Gary, Carolyn worked tirelessly to improve the city and its citizens, serving for 20 years as the City of Gary’s 4th district councilwoman, president of the Gary Common Council, member of the National League of Cities, the Indiana Association of Cities & Towns, and the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, among others,” said Ken Iwama, IU Northwest Chancellor.

Rogers represented the 4th District on Gary’s Common Council for 20 years.

"She utilized her acquired knowledge and skills and unleashed them to enrich our community. Carolyn did dream anew and did achieve so much guided by that noble purpose to help all of us do better and be better. And with the conferral of her degree, adding to her great legacy, Carolyn will now, and forever, be a RedHawk," Iwama said.

Story Posted:06/10/2021

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