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Carla Aagaard

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Program/Dept: Nursing
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: MA



Carla Aagaard is a graduate of La Sierra University in Riverside, California, where she earned a B.A. in French.  She is also a graduate of National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois, where she earned a Master of Adult Education with an emphasis in teaching English as a second language.

Before completing her undergraduate education, Aagaard spent five years in Rwanda, Africa (1966-1971), teaching English as a second language at a church mission operated high school and seminary. At this school, she reorganized and set up the school library in the Dewey Decimal system. After completing her B.A. in French in the U.S., she returned to Africa and worked in Zaire (now Congo) teaching high school geography, art and a basic zoology course in French for part of one school year. Then, she accepted a position as a bilingual French and English administrative secretary for the same church mission organization in Lubumbashi, Congo. Aagaard not only performed secretarial and clerical duties, but was also responsible for purchasing, transportation and importation of food and household items as well as for supervision of the telephone operators. In addition, she worked for some months in one of Lubumbashi’s import/export firms as the assistant to the director of the firm where she was the acting manager when the owner/manager was out of town.

In the summer of 1980, Aagaard returned to the U.S. to further  her education. She earned two business school diplomas in executive secretarial and executive accounting during the 1980-81 school year in Fort Worth, Texas. In the summer of 1981, she moved to the Chicago area to complete her M.A. in Adult Education (TESOL) at National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. She worked full-time at the university as assistant to the director in the Office of Professional Publications and Educational Resources, as an administrative assistant in the Language and Minorities Resource Center, and was an administrative intern in the Graduate English as a Second Language Department. In addition, she taught English as a Second Language part-time in the evenings. She graduated in 1985 and subsequently worked for eight years in two different private California high schools as registrar, French, English, Fine Arts and English as a Second Language teacher. In 1993, she accepted a position as a residence hall director for a university in the Washington State. In 1999, she resigned and moved to Oregon when her husband accepted a teaching position there. Aagaard worked as a sales team member for Mervyn’s Department Store and substituted as teacher’s aide in the public school system. In 2000, she accepted a position as residence hall director for a university in Northern California where she worked until summer of 2004 when she moved to Morehead to assist in the care of her elderly parents.

At Morehead State University, Aagaard began working for Aramark in the summer of 2004 and then accepted a temporary academic departmental specialist position in the Department of Nursing in late November.  She subsequently was hired as the ADS in February, 2005, and then after one year, was hired in February, 2006, in her current position of Academic Counseling Coordinator for the Department of Nursing.

In her spare time, Aagaard enjoys spending time with her husband, family members, church family and friends, reading, walking for exercise, growing a vegetable garden, canning and freezing produce from the garden, and cooking.


Contact Info:

201 CHER Building
Office Hours: 8 4:30 p.m.