Carol Sue (Averitt) McAlister


9908 Glen Flora Circle
Fort Smith, AR

Home - 479-646-0519
Work - 479-788-7470


What teacher most influenced you?  
Rebecca Haskins
Which reunions have you attended?
10th and 25th

Which did you enjoy most? 
Both were great.

Fondest memories of your days at Central:
Band trips, Vagabond activities, the rotunda, football games, great friendships!

My life since graduation:  
After graduating from ETSU, I had a brief career with IBM before retiring to raise 2 girls - now 31 and 27.  My 3rd career evolved to working at Westark College in Fort Smith AR as a telecommunications manager.  My department manages all the campus data and telephone infrastructure - cabling and electronics.  I have my own hardhat and get to wander through new building construction sites and work with faculty and staff to make sure they have all their needs met.  It's a great place to work! I've been here since 1989 and don't plan to have a 4th career, but retirement is a long way off.  On January 1, the college becomes the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

Hobbies include gardening, attending basketball, volleyball and baseball games at the college and at nearby U of Arkansas.   I also am active at my church, play bridge occasionally and travel when I can.

Updated August 28, 2007
My name was Donaldson until I married Tom McAlister in May 2006. I have two daughters, Becky and Emily, both married, and have a granddaughter and grandson living in Texas.  I have worked at a local college, now University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, since 1989 in the telecommunications area.