Marc's wife, Erin Joyce, has asked that in lieu of flowers, friends and family donate to this fund at Be Head Strong, in his memory. Be Head Strong supports brain tumor patients and their caregivers. Thank you in advance for helping remember Marc in this meaningful way!
Marc Lee Carter was born on December 5, 1956, in Greensville, SC
to Leo and Judith Carter. He has two
brothers—Michael and Nicolas—and a sister, Shawn Carter Henry, who
predeceased him in 2018. He has several
wonderful nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Marc spent the majority of his childhood near
Corpus Christi, TX, where his father was stationed in the Air Force. He graduated from Flour Bluff High School in
1975. He spent the next several years
working and studying. He was a novice
with the Society of Jesus in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. He finished his undergraduate degree at
Loyola University New Orleans. He then
completed a doctorate in Psychology at the University of California Irvine and
taught at The University of South Florida and Hofstra University before coming
to Baker University in 2004. While at
Baker, he was a beloved instructor and colleague and made important
contributions to the university. It was
at Baker where he met Erin, and they married in 2009. They live in Vinland with their two cats,
Pippin and Chuck.
Marc was an avid cyclist, photographer, cook, and Irish
bagpiper. Marc was a true Renaissance
man. He knew something about just about
everything. He was great friend and teacher and kept in contact
with many of his students after they graduated.
Everyone describes him as smart, funny, and exceptionally kind. He was known for his great sarcastic sense of
humor. Marc spent his life making sure
he left the world in a better place than when he entered it, and he truly did.