Dr. John Anthony Carrabine

1928-1990

“Beloved teacher, esteemed colleague, gentle leader.

John A. Carrabine, Ph.D., taught in the Department of Chemistry at John Carroll University from 1956 until his death in 1990. He served as department chair from 1981 to 1989, during which time he was instrumental in introducing computers into the curriculum.

Dr. Carrabine was a graduate of St. Ignatius High School, John Carroll University (B.S. and M.S.), and Case Western Reserve University (Ph.D.).

A leader in student and University affairs, Dr. Carrabine always had time for students. He is remembered for his gentle humor and love of John Carroll University and her students.

The original John A. Carrabine Computer Laboratory was dedicated on Sunday, April 28, 1996, in the Bohannon Science Center. It housed eight personal computer systems and two networked printers.

After the chemistry department moved to the Dolan Science Center, the new John A. Carrabine Computer Laboratory was re-dedicated on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, and included the unveiling of a new portrait of Dr. Carrabine. This new laboratory marked a significant upgrade to the department’s computing capacity. The Carrabine Computer Lab contains 20 desktop computers and two networked laser printers. Students can now use all the software on the campus network, as well as take advantage of chemistry-specific molecular modeling software that is available. The laboratory is routinely used for classes and is equipped with a teacher computer, document camera, and DVD projection system.

The Carrabine Lab is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-10 p.m. Special events or classes are occasionally scheduled for this space; notice of reservations are normally posted on the door.

The Carrabine Lab is the only student computer room on the west wing of Dolan. It is used by all University students. With continuing financial support through the John Carrabine Computer Endowment, the lab stands as a legacy to Dr. Carrabine’s contribution to the JCU community.