Carmen Love is an African American mother of four children and violence prevention counselor for over 15 years. Love graduated at the top of her class and was named outstanding student of her college at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Well known for her excellence in academic performance, Love was honored in December of 1999 with a scholarship in her name. The Carmen love Endowment Fund for low-income students who struggle financially, just as Love had herself. In May of 2000, she led the graduation procession and received a medallion and a plaque, shortly after, delivering the student address to an audience of about 3000 people including her four children. She was honored with: The Reatha Clark King Award. The Zonta International Club Award. The American Association of University Women Award. The St. Paul Business and Professional Women Award, and The Bonnie Luke Award. Love, who is soft spoken, and has lived a lifetime bearing a timid nature, became a spokesperson for Metropolitan State University.