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Meet the Staff

  • Christine Sanni

    Vice President for Marketing and Communications

    As Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Carthage, Christine works with colleagues to advance the mission and support the faculty and students of the College with a robust communications and marketing program.

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  • Elizabeth Young

    Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications

    As the Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Carthage, Elizabeth assists the Vice President for Marketing and Communications in leading the College’s cross-functional communications team. She specifically manages the editorial and online communication functions to execute the marketing and communication strategies for Carthage. She oversees overall direction and vision for the Carthage website, social media, magazine, video, email newsletters, and other print and online communications.

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  • Steven Janiak

    Director of Creative Services

    “In my 15 years spent working at Carthage, I’ve realized the great value of a liberal arts education. Seeing and hearing first-hand about the many positive, life-changing experiences that students go through here is inspiring. It makes me feel like I’m a part of something greater, not just trying to sell a product or service I don’t believe in. It’s great motivation.

    “I can help you determine your needs for a given project and design it — brochures, catalogs, posters, postcards, mailers, etc. I also enjoy photography, and have taken thousands of photos for Carthage events, marketing materials, and of our beautiful campus.”

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  • Phillip Burwell

    Director of Athletic Communications

    As Director of Athletic Communications, Phil is responsible for all sports information and promotion of our NCAA Division III sports. He updates the athletics website and works with our creative team on print materials. He maintains all coach and team information for media, and oversees all game-day press box and media/radio accommodations.

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  • Tom Applegarth

    Integrated Content Specialist

    “It’s my job to manage all social media for Carthage. I also help build and maintain Carthage webpages. Email me with your best #carthageviews photos, requests for website updates, and any questions about LiveWhale.”

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  • Jen Gragg

    Web Content Specialist

    As the Web Content Specialist, Jen manages the production of all website content. She is also responsible for the maintenance of the site as well as helping others navigate it.

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  • Kim King

    Graphic Designer

    Kim designs key institutional materials for Carthage including posters, exhibits, advertisements, presentations, brochures, newsletters, flyers, and web elements.

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  • Dana Moore

    Project Manager

    Dana Moore is responsible for managing the workflow of projects through the Office of Communications. She can help you determine your needs for a given project and get it started, including brochures, catalogs, posters, postcards, and mailers.

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  • Mike Moore

    Senior Writer/Editor

    “I write stories for The Carthaginian magazine and our website, and handle most copywriting for other Carthage publications. Send me your story ideas at — I always say there’s no such thing as ‘too much information’!”

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  • David Nelson

    Athletic Communications Manager

    As Athletic Communications Manager, David assists in media relations coverage of 24 varsity athletic programs, pre-game notes, media publications and social media, statistical/record compilation, game recaps, and press releases.

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  • Samantha Ornig

    Editorial Assistant

    Samantha Ornig joined the Office of Communications in August 2018 as Editorial Assistant. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2017 and moved to Kenosha after graduation. 

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  • Brandon Rook

    Public Relations Manager

    As the Public Relations Manager, Brandon designs and executes public relations campaigns to increase awareness and bolster the reputation of Carthage College, locally, regionally, and nationally.

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  • Daron Wolf

    Recruitment Marketing Manager

    As the Recruitment Marketing Manager, Daron designs strategic marketing plans to support the recruitment and admissions cycle of Carthage College. This work is done in close collaboration with the Office of Admissions, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Continuing Studies.  

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