Alumni Needed

In our on-going effort to help students with career choices, the High School Guidance Office is compiling a database of information on alumni who are willing to be contacted by current students who have questions about particular careers.  The alumni will be used as a resource to learn about different facets of the job they currently hold.

Contact Us

Questions concerning this program can be directed to Lori Phillips, Guidance Counselor, at

Alumni Career Form

Please fill out the Alumni Career Information form below.  Thank you for your help!

Click here for the Alumni Career Information Form

Distinguished Alumni

  • Tom Striffler
    Tom Striffler, 2011 Distinguished Alumnus
    1970 graduate of Caro High School; Bachelors of Industrial Administration degree from General Motors Institute (Kettering University); Industrial Engineer with General Motors & Delphi; Member of the Caro Village Planning Commission; Member of the Village Council; Village President; Mayor of Caro; Member of the Caro Rotary Club; Executive Board Chair of the Tuscola County Economic Development & Enterprise Facilitator Project; Has coached Caro Little League and Caro High School softball; 2008 honoree as "Caro Citizen of the Year"
  • Dr. Alice Phipps Whiren
    Dr. Alice Phipps Whiren, 2010 Distinguished Alumnus
    1959 graduate of Caro High School; Bachelors degree from Michigan State University in Home Economics; Masters degree from Montana State University in Home Economics; Specialists degree in Early Childhood; PhD from Michigan State University in Family Ecology; Author of books on the topics of guiding children's social development and learning, developmentally appropriate curriculum in early childhood, and conversations with teachers and parents: working with children with special needs; Contributing editor for Young Children, the professional journal for the Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Lester l. (Skip) Binder
    Lester l. (Skip) Binder, 1992 Distinguished Alumnus
    1968 graduate of Caro High School; Graduate of Yale University; Associate Professor of Cell Biology; Associate Professor of Neurology; Associate Scientist in the Neurobiology Research Center; Associate Scientist of the Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Center; Senior Scientist in the Alzheimer's Disease Center; Co-authored more than 40 articles in scientific publications; Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal: Alzheimer's Disease & Associated Disorders
  • Dale E. Colling
    Dale E. Colling, 1991 Distinguished Alumnus
    1969 graduate of Caro High School; 1973 Bachelor of Arts Degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan; Branstrom Freshman Prize for academic excellence; Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity; 1976 Juris Doctor degree with honors from Harvard Law School; Senior partner in the law firm of Mayer, Brown and Platt; Involved with Boy Scouts of America, St. Chrysosthoms Church, Harvard Law School Fund and the Latin School of Chicago; Owner and Managing Director of Tandem Partners Incorporated
  • Judge Richard F. Kern
    Judge Richard F. Kern, 1990 Distinguished Alumnus
    1946 graduate of Caro High School; High School Class Valedictorian; BA in Business from the University of Michigan; Juris Degree in 1955 from Wayne State University; Partner in Kern & Kern Law Firm for 12 years; 1968 elected District Judge for Tuscola County; Superintendent of St. Paul's Lutheran Sunday School; President of the United Fund Board; Past President of the Caro Jaycees
  • Dr. Diane Newkirk Gillespie
    Dr. Diane Newkirk Gillespie, 1989 Distinguished Alumnus
    1962 graduate of Caro High School; Director of Special Education for the State of Florida; Bachelors Degree from Michigan State University; Doctorate Degree from Virginia Polytechnic; Worked as a Special Education Teacher; Has worked as a Lecturer, Supervisor and Director of Services for the Handicapped
  • Maurice C. Ransford
    Maurice C. Ransford, 1988 Distinguished Alumnus
    1922 graduate of Caro High School; LLB Degree from Wayne State University; Practicing Attorney Since 1929; Caro Rotary Club past President; Andrews Foundation original member; Member of the Caro Presbyterian Church; National Republican Convention Delegate; Tuscola County Prosecuting Attorney 1931-1936; Caro Community Hospital Board Member; Michigan Hospital Service Trustee
  • Harry E. Schubel
    Harry E. Schubel, 1987 Distinugished Alumnus
    1940 graduate of Caro High School; 1949 graduate of Central Michigan University; Received a Master's Degree from the University of Michigan in 1961; Decorated WWII Army Air Force Veteran; Educational Career spanned 37 years; Served as Caro Councilman and on the Recreation Commission; Retired in 1987 as Caro Assistant Superintendent
  • Gladys Galloway
    Gladys Galloway, 1986 Distinguished Alumnus
    1936 graduate of Caro High School; Prepared as a teacher at Tuscola County Normal & at Central Michigan University; Member of the International Board of Trustees of People to People International; Honored as Caro's "Citizen of the Year"; Led People to People Delegation to China and Europe; Past President of the International Porcelain Art Teachers; Active in the Caro Garden Club and church functions; Author of several books on Painting
  • Alison Green
    Alison Green, 1985 Distinguished Alumnus
    1929 graduate of Caro High School; Former State Representative, Majority Floor Leader and Speaker of the House; 1965-1978: Treasurer of the State of Michigan; Past Superintendent of Columbiaville Public Schools; 1935 graduate of Central Michigan University; Member of the United Methodist Church and Royal Arch Masons
  • Dr. Harold Donahue
    Dr. Harold Donahue, 1984 Distinguished Alumnus
    1923 graduate of Caro High School; Active in Football, Basketball and Track; Graduated from the University of Michigan; Michigan's First Big Ten Wrestling Champion; Graduated from Medical School in 1931; Began Cass City Medical Practice in 1933