Posts in category Bios – Melrose Alumni Atlanta

Karen Owens Rice

Karen Owens Rice

Karen Owens Rice graduated Melrose High School in ’76 with the famous singer Melvia ‘Chick’ Rodgers-Williams and Kirk Whalum, Grammy-award winning saxophonist and music educator. She moved to Atlanta with the rise of Hotlanta’s reputation in May 1989 establishing her professional imprint as a guru in Insurance IT for 30+ years. Karen has one son, Marcus; and she […]

Thomas ‘Rube’ Carter

Thomas ‘Rube’ Carter

Thomas Carter was born in Orange Mound, where he graduated from the mighty Melrose Golden Wildcats in 1957. After moving to Atlanta, he was dynamic computer programmer at IBM and an advocate leaving a stamp on his community. He initiated a series of impressive firsts always answering the call of progress: First African-American to run […]