UTA Alum crowned Ms. Senior America

Posted 10-11-2011 by Barrie Hill

UTA alum Debbie Carroll-Boyce of Frisco was named the 2011 Ms. Senior America at the annual Ms. Senior America Pageant held in Atlantic City, N.J. Oct. 2-7.

The Frisco resident sang and danced to “Stuff Like That There” from the Bette Midler movie, “For the Boys.” An educator for 31 years, Carroll-Boyce served as an elementary school principal for 17 years and as a middle and high school teacher and counselor for 14 years. She earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master’s Degree in Education/Counseling and Mid Management Administration from Texas Women’s University. The active volunteer spends time tutoring students, and was named the “Most Positive Principal” by the Power of Positive Student Organization. 

 â€œJust because a person reaches a certain age, does not mean you should quit pushing and challenging yourself every single day. I am flattered beyond belief and will serve with great pride to help raise awareness for all I believe in," Carroll-Boyce, said.

Carroll-Boyce will use her title to promote a lifestyle of healthy living for seniors, raise awareness for mental and physical well-being and raise funds for research for Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.