Karen Larson Graves M ’03 is director of the Chester P. Sutton Community Center and East Central Illinois Mass Transit District. She previously served as a technology/ computer coordinator for Paris Union School District 95. The center helps senior citizens fill out government forms and assists with other services. She has taught, worked in the private sector and owned her own business. Outside of work, she operates the Save a Mutt Dog Shelter in Chrisman, IL. She holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Illinois and a master of educational leadership and administration degree from North Central.