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Athletic Endowments List

For more information on the following Carthage’s athletic endowments, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.

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JOHN BOREN FOOTBALL ENDOWMENT
In honor of John Scott Boren ’71, who passed away unexpectedly in 1994, his wife, Karen, and his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Clark Boren, established this endowment fund to benefit the football program at Carthage. After learning of the death of John Scott Boren, many friends, football teammates, and brothers in Tau Sigma Chi contributed gifts to the endowment as well. Income generated from this fund will be used at the discretion of the head football coach and director of athletics. One player each year receives the John Scott Boren Most Inspirational Player award. The recipient is given a trophy, and his name is inscribed on a permanent plaque placed in the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center.

ERIN CALTEUX WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL ENDOWMENT
This endowment fund is named in memory of Erin Calteux ’05, by her parents, Jeanne and David Calteux, family and friends. Erin was a member of the women’s volleyball team. She would have graduated in 2005 but died in an automobile accident. Each year an award is presented to the most inspirational volleyball player. Money from the fund is used to support the activities of the women’s volleyball team at the discretion of the head women’s volleyball coach and director of athletics.

CHAPMAN FAMILY MEN’S SWIMMING ENDOWMENT
Steve and Cynthia Chapman, in honor of their son Nathaniel ’06, who was an outstanding swimmer at Carthage from 2002 to 2006, established this endowment for the men’s swim team. The Red Men Award will be given each year to the outstanding men’s swimmer who embodies the five qualities of Nathaniel’s career and the ideal Red Men; consistently achieves a GPA of 3.5 or higher, demonstrates a strong work ethic as part of the team, scores at the NCAA championships, develops into and serves as an effective leader, and has an enjoyable demeanor. This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the men’s swimming program.

DOMIN FAMILY MEN’S SOCCER ENDOWMENT
This endowment was established with donations from Mike Domin and the entire Domin family. Mike Domin from 1995 to 1997 was one of the best soccer players in the CCIW and NCAA. In 1997 he was the CCIW “Player of the Year,” is one of the NCAA career leaders in assists, and was inducted into the Carthage Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. He was coached by his brother Steve at Carthage, who served as the head women’s soccer coach from 1995 to 2004 and the head men’s soccer coach from 1995 to present; winning a Women’s CCIW Championship in 2001 and Men’s CCIW Championships in 2007 and 2011. The Mike Domin Men’s Soccer MVP Award is presented annually to a deserving student on the men’s soccer team. Income generated from this fund will be used at the discretion of the head men’s soccer coach and the director of athletics.

LARRY K. HAMILTON WOMEN’S AND MEN’S BASKETBALL ENDOWMENT
Larry Hamilton was a beloved professor of psychology and a coach at Carthage. From the time he played his first organized game at age 4, Larry’s passion was basketball. His fiercely competitive nature made him a standout player from grade school through college when he was a member of the University of Oklahoma’s 1953 conference championship baseball team, and, later, a successful coach. He coached Carthage basketball for 10 years, and coached the baseball team in 1961. In 1969, Larry retired from coaching and earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology. Each year the Athletic Department presents the Larry K. Hamilton Award to a male student and a female student demonstrating high academic and athletic performance. Money from the endowment supports men’s and women’s basketball.

MISSY HAZELWOOD WOMEN’S GOLF ENDOWMENT
This endowment fund is named after Melissa Hazelwood ’01. Melissa’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hazelwood III, wanted to give back to the College and the athletic program that gave so much to their daughter’s enjoyment of college. Charles has since passed on. Each year an award is presented to the outstanding scholar athlete on the women’s golf team. This fund is to be used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the women’s golf program.

GLENN AND BARBARA MADRIGRANO BASEBALL ENDOWMENT
The fund is named in honor of major benefactors of Carthage athletics Glenn and Barbara Madrigrano. Mr. Madrigrano is the owner of CJW, Inc. Distributors. Each year the athletic department presents the Glenn and Barbara Madrigrano most inspirational player award. Other contributors to this fund include alumni, coaches, and friends of the Carthage baseball team. This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the baseball program.

MEN’S GOLF ENDOWMENT
This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the men’s golf program. Donations were made to this fund by alumni, coaches and friends of the men’s golf program.

MEN’S LACROSSE ENDOWMENT
This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the men’s lacrosse program. Donations were made to this fund by alumni, coaches and friends of the men’s lacrosse program.

MEN’S TENNIS ENDOWMENT
This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the men’s tennis program. Donations were made to this fund by alumni, coaches and friends of the men’s tennis program.

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL ENDOWMENT
This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the men’s volleyball program. Donations were made to this fund by alumni, coaches and friends of the men’s volleyball program.

DIANNE MIZERKA SOFTBALL ENDOWMENT
Dianne Mizerka began to lay the foundation of Carthage’s women’s athletic program when she began teaching at the College in 1966. Dianne was inducted into the Carthage Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985 because she had developed and nurtured a department that continues to produce promising young women athletes. Success followed Dianne’s teams throughout her coaching career. In the early years, as charter members of the WWIAC (Wisconsin Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), Carthage competed against the large Wisconsin state universities and established a winning tradition, a tradition that continues today in the CCIW. After years of success, Dianne left coaching in order to teach students and direct the women’s athletic program. Each year an award is presented to the outstanding scholar-athlete on the women’s softball team. This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the women’s softball program.

RONALD PALMEN ATHLETIC ENDOWMENT
The Ronald Palmen Athletic Endowment provides funds for discretionary use by Carthage’s athletic director and was established by Mr. Palmen’s wife, Kathleen (Hoffman) Palmen ’62. After graduating from Carthage in 1961, Mr. Palmen was a teacher for 10 years. He then entered the business world when he became president and part owner of Palmen Motors in Kenosha. Ronald Palmen passed in 1990.

JON SWIFT MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY / TRACK AND FIELD ENDOWMENT
This endowment was established in honor of Jon Swift, men’s cross country coach, with donations from members of his teams. Jon Swift served as the Carthage men’s cross country coach from 1964 to 1971 and 1983; winning the CCIW championship in 1966, 1967 and finishing third in the 1971 NAIA Men’s Cross Country Championships. The Jon Swift Men’s Cross Country MVP Award is presented annually to a deserving student on the men’s cross country team. Income generated from this fund will be used at the discretion of the head men’s cross country/track and field coach and the director of athletics.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY / TRACK AND FIELD ENDOWMENT
This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the women’s cross country/track program. Donations were made to this fund by alumni, coaches and friends of the women’s cross country/track program.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE ENDOWMENT
This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the women’s lacrosse program. Donations were made to this fund by alumni, coaches and friends of the women’s lacrosse program.

WOMEN’S SOCCER ENDOWMENT
This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the women’s soccer program. Donations were made to this fund by alumni, coaches and friends of the women’s soccer program.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING ENDOWMENT
This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the women’s swimming program. Donations were made to this fund by alumni, coaches and friends of the women’s swimming program.

WOMEN’S WATER POLO ENDOWMENT
This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the women’s water polo program. Donations were made to this fund by alumni, coaches and friends of the women’s water polo program.

ZALOKAR WOMEN’S TENNIS ENDOWMENT
Ron and Diane (’75) Zalokar established this endowment in support of the women’s tennis program. Ron was the first women’s tennis coach at Carthage, from 1981 to 1997. He was also Carthage’s football defensive coach for 18 years, wrestling coach for 13 years and track coach for 13 years. Diane worked as an accountant for 19 years at the Racine Country Club. She was a longtime member of the Alumni Council. The Zalokars enjoyed following sports at the College. Ron and Diane died in 2010. The Ron and Diane Zalokar scholar athlete award is annually presented to a deserving student on the women’s tennis team. This fund is used at the discretion of the head coach and director of athletics in support of the women’s tennis program.

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