Judith Brummer ?08

    Judith Brummer

    Class Year: ’08

    Majors: Communication, Theatre

    Current Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

    Job: 

    Third grade teacher, elementary department head

    “Carthage gave me the chance to figure out who I really am and what I’m capable of. … Carthage was a great place for me to grow and step into my own. … Overall, my time at Carthage was critical in shaping my character, confidence, faith, and career. Thank you, Carthage, my dear alma mater!”

    Daniel Ermel

    Daniel Ermel

    Class Year: ’11

    Majors: Music Theatre and Music Education

    Current Hometown: Wheeling, Illinois

    Job: 

    Choral Director at Lakes Community High School, Lake Villa, Illinois

    “The well-roundedness of the program at Carthage was extremely beneficial to my success. I didn’t just perform. I learned to build sets, to sew costumes, to direct one-acts. I spent a J-Term studying the wildlife in the Costa Rican rainforest. Carthage made me so much more than just an actor or a musician; it made me a person.”

    Jamin McGinnis

    Jamin McGinnis

    Class Year: ’06

    Majors: Theatre and Communication

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

    Job: 

    Marketing Manager at Breakthru Beverage Group

    “My recipe for life is: work hard and be the best version of yourself, celebrate life early and often, and give service as much as you can — it’s what it means to be a Carthaginian.”

    Derek Nelson

    Derek Nelson

    Class Year: ’12

    Majors: Theatre

    Current Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

    Job: 

    Acting Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville

    “If you want to do theatre, go out and do it. Make your own path.”

    Thomas Novak

    Tommy Novak

    Class Year: ’11, M.M ’20

    Majors: Theatre Performance and Directing; Master’s of Music Theater Vocal Pedagogy

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

    Job: 

    Adjunct Professor of Music Theatre at Carthage College

    “Take the time to learn anything and everything. Once you’re out of school it’s harder to take the time to study or take classes post-college.”

    Rachel Page ?10

    Rachel Page

    Class Year: ’10

    Majors: Music Theatre

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

    Job: 

    Performer, pianist, and vocal instructor

    “I think the best thing Carthage has to offer is its professors. I felt like each one of my professors had my well-being in mind. I felt like I was an individual personality, not just a face in a class. My professors always made time for me, even when they weren’t in my major. I could stop in an office and contemplate life or assignments and then make jokes about both. I owe a lot to my mentors.”

    Elodie Senetra

    Elodie Senetra

    Class Year: ’13

    Majors: Theatre Performance

    Current Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

    Job: 

    Actor

    “I will always appreciate and look back on my time at Carthage with delightful memories. My incredible professors prepared me for the ‘real world’ by always encouraging me to challenge myself, take risks, and network, network, network.”

    Marie Tredway

    Marie Tredway

    Class Year: ’17

    Majors: Theatre Performance

    Current Hometown: Grayslake, IL

    Job: 

    Director, Actor, Choreographer, Blogger

    “Stay humble and hungry … work hard and treat everyone nicely.”