Giving back and touching the lives of those currently attending UNG motivated Dr. Karen Frost to support the institution that had a major impact in her life.
"I chose UNG because I knew it was a first-class institution, and I also wanted to walk in the footsteps of my late father, Robert L. Ash Sr. (’41), who earned his associate degree at UNG" she said.
After realizing that the first female college graduate in the state of Georgia, Willie B. Lewis, graduated from UNG, Frost knew she had to help form a community of alumnae who share a common affinity or bond based on shared experience, identity, background, academic affiliation, profession or other UNG-related interest to celebrate all of the many women who attended and graduated from the university.
"I'm proud to say I helped start one of UNG’s first shared interest groups, Women of UNG, and I currently serve as the group’s chairwoman," she said.
When she was at UNG, Frost had such a great group of professors who worked to prepare her for her career in education. They encouraged her as she developed her teaching skills and gave her many opportunities to discuss her ideas of how the field of education could improve and impact students. "My time at UNG gave me the confidence to launch my career."
After earning her degree in elementary education, she went on to become an assistant principal and eventually a principal. She retired in June 2014 after 29 amazing years in the Cobb County School District.