Carol and Earl Kabeiseman know what it means to have a chance.
Their circumstances allowed them to attend college, obtain degrees, and find challenging and satisfying jobs. Carol started teaching in the Laramie County Community College Nursing Program when it first began in 1977. She eventually rose to the position of Director of Nursing and later the Dean of Math, Agriculture, Science and Health. Earl worked for the State of Wyoming as a systems analyst, deputy state treasurer and chief investment officer, director of the Department of Revenue and director of the Department of Administration and Information.
“Both of us feel strongly that we were blessed to have family who encouraged us to attend college,” Carol says. “A lot of people can succeed if they get a little help.”
For decades, the Kabeisemans have been offering that help in any way they can, and their generosity – both with their money and their time – has earned them the Lifetime Heritage Award from the Laramie County Community College Foundation
“Both sets of parents stressed two things,” Earl says, “the importance of education and that you can’t just take; you need to give back.”
And give back they have. They’ve established a number of scholarships at LCCC, and they’ve been frequent donors to the LCCC Foundation and other community organizations.
The Kabeisemans give their time, too. They volunteer at the Meals on Wheels Mart several days a week, and Earl is on the organization’s building committee. Carol served on the City of Cheyenne Housing and Community Development committee, and Earl has been a member of the Cheyenne Financial Advisory Committee. Carol was a past-president of the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and an accreditation site visitor and national board member for the National League of Nursing. They both served in state offices of the Wyoming Cancer Society, and both have been active in a number of community organizations.