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Michael A. Carper

CCBC Graduate, Business Administration and Accounting, '86 | Distinguished Alumnus, '23

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Michael Carper '86 received the CCBC 2023 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award.

Michael A. Carper is a 1986 graduate of CCBC, where he earned his degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He began his career with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in 1987 as an entry-level assistant project engineer and worked his way up to vice president in 2013. In 2021, Carper was promoted to division vice president, where he manages a group of more than 130 construction professionals.

Since 2014, he has volunteered his time to CCBC and the Foundation, working to support the Male Student Success Initiative (MSSI), the college’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) program, the annual fundraising gala, alumni crab feast, Global Education program, President’s Innovation Fund and many other events and programs. For the past eight years, Carper has served on the CCBC Foundation Board of Directors, including three years as Board president.

Over the years, with the support and guidance of Carper, the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company has interned, hired and trained many CCBC students and alums for various positions within the organization.

“Mr. Carper’s commitment, leadership and philanthropic support to the college make him one of the most influential and central figures in the CCBC Foundation’s history,” said Ken Westary, CCBC’s vice president of Institutional Advancement. “He is the epitome of what it means to be a CCBC alumnus.”

In addition to his work with CCBC, Carper is also involved with numerous community organizations, including Kennedy Krieger Institute's Annual "Block Kids" Day, Harford Family House, Catholic Charities, Boys and Girls Club of Central Maryland and Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake.

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