Dr. Carole Ward Allen was inducted into the Education category in 2011.
Carole Ward Allen is a longtime educator who has changed lives through her belief that education opens doors to limitless possibilities. A teacher and administrator with the Peralta Community College District for more than 40 years, Carole continues to teach ethnic studies at Laney College in Oakland and the College of Alameda. She has had a profound impact on many students, some from difficult backgrounds, who have seen their lives transformed through the power of learning. She has served on the BART board of directors, the Oakland Port Commission, and the California Commission on the Status of Women.