Carol Moore, a free-lance writer specializing in public relations, marketing, and advertising, owns Laughing Cat Productions and www.spotlightonlake.com, a free news/information website.
She is a member of several boards of directors including the Lake County Public Library Foundation, Munster Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition and she chairs the Executive Spelling Bee. Her list of honors is long and includes the 2004 Citizen of the Year by the Munster Chamber of Commerce and the Lake County Latin American Chamber of Commerce’s 2001 Golden Eagle Award. She has also been recognized in “Who’s Who” of Media and Communications.
Aside from her professional work, Carol also specializes in black and white photography and has had many exhibits located throughout the community including nine photographs that currently hang at Beatniks on Conkey and three others at the South Shore Arts for the Remembering 9/11 exhibit.
She reviews theatrical productions across the greater Chicago area and Northwest Indiana on her website and wrote a weekly column, TheatreScene, for more than eight years. She interviewed many of northwest Indiana’s notables as a co-host of Just Around the Corner, and This Week in Munster and for the last two years, Moore has been a judge for PUC’s Got Talent.
Carol graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in communication from Purdue Calumet where she also completed the Entrepreneurship Program. She has taught at Purdue Calumet and Valparaiso University.
She enjoys golf and gardening. She and her husband have three children and four grandchildren.
Carol’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience:
“The friendships I formed.”
Carol’s advice to current Purdue Calumet students:
“Learn how to listen. As you move into your career – no matter what field – you need to be able to listen and hear what your customer/boss is actually saying. For example – after a meeting, you leave with a specific task. The completed project, all too often, is what you think it should be, not what the customer/boss wants.”