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  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="374" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “My relationships with the faculty members within my majors are both professional and personal. They never fail to help me out whenever I need it.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/513-">Luisa Nava</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/138/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,384,390/349_Ayo_Fury.rev.1638389814.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/138/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,384,390/349_Ayo_Fury.rev.1638389814.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/138/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,384,390/349_Ayo_Fury.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/138/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,384,390/349_Ayo_Fury.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="Ayo Fury ?22" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/138/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,384,390/349_Ayo_Fury.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x" data-max-w="384" data-max-h="390" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> I couldn’t see myself going to a school where I felt anonymous in a lecture of 200 people. Carthage is more one-on-one and allows students to get close with professors and classmates.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/457-">Ayo Fury</a> ’22</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/130/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/74,204,339,469/418_Sophia_Rogney_22_2.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/130/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/74,204,339,469/418_Sophia_Rogney_22_2.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/130/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/74,204,339,469/418_Sophia_Rogney_22_2.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="265" data-max-h="265" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Relationships with my professors have, without a doubt, helped me succeed. Going to a small school creates the opportunity for one-on-one work that a big school doesn’t provide.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/508-">Sophia Rogney</a> ’22</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,299/570_Alassane_Guisse.rev.1638389809.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,299/570_Alassane_Guisse.rev.1638389809.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,299/570_Alassane_Guisse.rev.1638389809.jpg" alt="Alassane Guisse 21" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="299" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “The professors at Carthage do everything they can to make sure you do well in the classroom and beyond.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/420-">Alassane Guisse</a> ’21</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
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Experience weightlessness with NASA as an undergraduate student? At Carthage, students fly aboard NASA’s zero-gravity aircraft every year as part of Carthage’s ongoing work in space hardware technology development. Get floating.

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Alyssa Vargas ?22 on a study tour in India.

Allyssa Vargas ’22

Major: Nursing
Minor: Spanish

I had the incredible opportunity to participate in a J-Term study tour in India, led by biology professor Margaret Wentzell. This was truly the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. The title of the course was Health Care in India: Traditional and Non-Traditional Healing. Over 16 days, we explored the bustling city of New Delhi and the ancient city of Varanasi, and learned about the impact of different religious beliefs on health care. … I created so many amazing memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

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Henry Meyer

Henry Meyer ’22

Major: Physics
Minor: Mathematics

My first J-Term at Carthage, I had the privilege of traveling to Japan with the Carthage Wind Orchestra. Additionally, I participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, where I gained invaluable experience and developed professional relationships with my professors. Thanks to their very strong letters of recommendation, I earned an undergraduate research fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. I have since published my research in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine’s Medical Physics Journal. Students who are willing to put effort into research will find themselves greatly supported by professors at Carthage. 

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Ayanna Crenshaw ?24

Ayanna Crenshaw ’24

Majors: Management and Marketing
Sport: Women’s Track and Field

My favorite class so far has been Microeconomics with Prof. Erik Johnson. I really enjoy his style of teaching. He keeps the class engaged by doing labs and looking into real-world examples of what we are learning. The professors at Carthage take the time to understand who you are as a student and as a person outside the classroom. They genuinely want what’s best for you. I can feel a sense of community, and it makes being a student so much more engaging.

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Carthage student Evan Blievernicht interned at Snap-on Tools, one of the many global companies he...

Designed exclusively for Carthage students, The Aspire Program merges traditional career development with entrepreneurship. Through specialized coaching, hands-on learning, mentoring, and on-campus activities year-round, we spread the tasks across four years to gently nudge you along toward a great job and a rewarding life.

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Did You Know…

98% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation.

Carthage graduates celebrate Commencement 2021 with a lakeside photo.

Our promise: All students who enter Carthage College as freshmen will graduate in four years with a bachelor’s degree. All students receive personal advising to create a four-year plan tailored to their educational goals. Carthage also assures students will have access to the courses they need to graduate in four years, without an excess course load. You’ll just need to meet a few requirements along the way.

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50+ areas of study mean you can find what fuels you. New programs include engineering science, game development, social justice, film and new media, and theatrical stage management.

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Carthage professors’ passion for teaching is easy to spot. You’ll often see professors staying after class to make sure students have grasped the material. And while every professor has office hours, students learn fast that professors are always available to help.

Carthage is, at its heart, a liberal arts college, meaning students are encouraged to explore, try new disciplines, and seek out connections between disciplines as they become well-rounded, prepared adults. 

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100% of Carthage classes are taught by faculty members (not TAs).

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Competing on the road for the first time this season, the Carthage women’s track and field team put up great performances at the Snow Day Invitational hosted by North Central on Friday at the Al B. Carius Track. The Firebirds scored just over 90 points to take third overall, behind Trine in second and North Central in first.

Carthage Takes Third at the Snow Day Invitational

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