Gloria Ellen Maru

    Elle Maru

    Class Year: ’20

    Majors: Studio Art

    Current Hometown: Racine, Wis.


    Business Owner, Children’s Book Author/Illustrator at Elle Maru Illustration, LLC in Racine WI

    “I was incredibly happy to join the Carthage Art Department, where the instructors shine through on their personal approaches to the working art world.”

    Megan Miles ?21

    Megan Miles

    Class Year: ’21

    Majors: International Political Economy, Japanese

    Current Hometown: Deerfield, Illinois


    Sales Coordinator at Nippon Steel Trading Americas, Inc.

    “I chose Carthage because I wanted to have a more personal relationship with my my professors.”

    Andrew Nimmer

    Andrew Nimmer

    Class Year: ’01

    Majors: Japanese

    Current Hometown: Tokyo, Japan


    Senior Consultant for SoftSource K.K. in Japan

    “Not everything you learn comes from the textbook. Most of what you learn comes from your experience and encounters along the way. The whole college experience is a learning process. Open yourself up to the world of opportunity.”

    Karel Vollrath

    Karel Vollrath

    Class Year: ’10

    Majors: Marketing and Japanese

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Ill.


    Senior Trade Compliance Analyst, Life Fitness

    “The small classes and accessibility are unmatched.”

    Alyssa Wall

    Alyssa Wall

    Class Year: ’16

    Majors: Chemistry and Japanese

    Current Hometown: Kenosha, Wis.


    Chief Chemist at Racine Industries, Inc.

    “Take advantage of all the opportunities at Carthage in addition to earning your degree(s) because once you graduate, it’s not as easy to try new things! Most of my favorite Carthage memories and experiences come from the times I dared to go outside of my comfort zone.”