Magazine article Perspectives on Language and Literacy

In Memoriam: Lucia Rooney Kames

Magazine article Perspectives on Language and Literacy

In Memoriam: Lucia Rooney Kames

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Lucia Rooney Karnes died on September 8, 2012 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Lucia served The Orton Society in many and varied positions of leadership, including several - terms on the National Board of Directors and Vice President. She was Program Chair for the Winston-Salem IDA Conference and was the first Branch-in-Formation Chairman. In 1993, she received the Samuel T. Orton Award. Dr. Roger Saunders presented the award to her with this citation:

Teacher of teachers, insightful, diagnostic psychologist, developer of programs in colleges, independent schools, and community clinics, Dr. Karnes has been a devoted member of The Orton Dyslexia Society with many leadership roles. Her enthusiasm and profound knowledge has influenced the lives of countless dyslexies and their families.

Lucia was a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. …

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