Adam Blackwood

    Adam Blackwood ’24

    Majors: Music, Core Vocal Emphasis; Business Management

    Hometown: Franklin, Wis.

    “I chose Carthage because I was amazed by how friendly and welcoming it felt when auditioning for the music scholarships. Even after committing, I still felt welcomed by the music staff.”

    Mara Lysne ?25

    Mara Lysne ’25

    Majors: Management and Marketing

    Minors: Dance and Spanish

    Hometown: Moorhead, Minn.

    “Coming to Carthage was easily the best decision I have ever made. The people here are so kind, the professors are always willing to help and want you to succeed, and there are so many ways to get involved. Carthage will always and forever be one of my favorite places.”

    Amber Moser

    Amber Moser ’24

    Majors: Management, Marketing, and Exercise and Sport Science

    Minors: Secondary Education

    Hometown: Round Lake, Illinois

    “I chose Carthage because I wanted that small school feel, so I could form good relationships with my professors. Carthage is pretty close to my home but also far enough to get that independence that I wanted. Lastly, the campus was just so pretty, and I love the view of the lake every morning!” 

    Driedyn O?schay Hernandez

    Driedyn O’schay Hernandez ’26

    Majors: Finance, Management, Marketing

    Hometown: North Webster, Indiana

    “The biggest surprise about coming to Carthage is how personable everyone here is. You are genuinely able to walk down the main street to class and have a good conversation with anyone.”

    Nicole Vydra

    Nicole Vydra ’24

    Majors: Marketing, Management, and Finance

    Minors: Economics

    Hometown: Aurora, Illinois

    “The career options with marketing, management, and finance are endless. I have developed personally and professionally by enhancing my public speaking skills, business knowledge and vocabulary, and awareness of career opportunities in business. The business program develops well-rounded students, and the business itself is an extremely rewarding career.”