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Connect with Carthage graduates with similar experiences as you during the Firebirds in Your Field alumni panels starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Adult-sized Lunchables will be provided. See the panelists in the schedule below. 

Afterward, head to the Meet Your Mentor event at 7:15 p.m. in the Todd Wehr Center Jockey Rooms to snack on tacos, elote cups, and churros while building your support network with alumni who want to help you!


Firebirds in Your Field alumni panels

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Location: Niemann Media Theater
Meet with alumni who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other people of color).

Panelists include:

Jamin McGinnis ’06
Major: Theater and Communication
Campus Involvement: Track and Field, Delta Upsilon, Black Student Union, Student Government, Alpha Psi Omega, and Admissions Ambassador

Janki Patel ’12
Major: Marketing and Psychology
Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant, Enactus, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Lambda Delta, Psi Chi, and Alpha Chi

DaQuawn Bruce ’17, MSc ’19
Major: Political Science and French, Masters of Science in Business Design and Innovation
Campus Involvement: Mock Trial, Student Government, and Delta Upsilon

Nathalie Veraza ’20
Major: Management and Marketing
Campus Involvement: CAB, Delta Theta Epsilon, Peer Coach, Student Ambassador, Pi Sigma Epsilon, and Admissions Ambassador

Location: Lakeview Conference Room (fourth floor of Lentz Hall)
Hear from alumni on how they have found support and navigated challenging workplaces.

Panelists include:

Dan Seaver ’08
Major: Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice
Campus Involvement: Delta Upsilon, Residence Life Council, and Pals and Partners

Stephanie Baiocchi (Casstevens) ’12
Major: Public Relations
Campus Involvement: CAB, Student Government, and Women’s Ensemble

Nick Cottrell ’16, MSc ’18
Majors: Public Relations, Masters of Science in Business Design and Innovation
Campus Involvements: Phi Kappa Sigma, Student Government, and Model UN

Becca Payne ’14
Major: Religion
Campus Involvement: Treble Choir, Lutheran Student Movement, Religion Department Fellow, and Rock Climbing Instructor

Location: Lentz Do Lunch
First-generation alumni will share how they were able to traverse new territory on campus and how that impacted their career pathways.

Panelists include:

Krishna Patel ’22
Major: Finance
Campus Involvement: APACC, Peer Coach, Peet Tutor, Data Science Club, and Career Ambassador in The Aspire Center

Stephanie Zimmerman ’14
Major: Broad Field Social Science
Campus Involvement: Residence Life Council, NRHH, Velocity Consulting, Centrique, and Orientation Leader

Location: Campbell Student Union Auditorium
Learn how alumni have transferred their skills from the court, field, and classroom to their careers and personal goals.

Panelists include:

Ember McCoy ’14
Major: Environmental Science
Campus Involvement: Women’s Swimming, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Carthage United to Rescue Earth, and Orientation Leader

Ronny Onano ’21
Major: Mathematics and Computer Science
Campus Involvement: Men’s Track, Black Student Union, Resident Assistant, and National Society of Leadership and Success

Malik Terry ’20
Major: Marketing and Management
Campus Involvement: Football and Resident Assistant

Mackenzie Ryan ’18
Major: Elementary Education
Campus Involvement: Swimming and Water Polo, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and Alpha Lambda Delta

Location: Todd Wehr Center 128s B and C
Many majors are able to find meaningful careers in unexpected places. Learn how these alumni have found their way into the communication, public relations, and marketing fields.

Panelists include:

Joanna Baumann (DiNatale) ’07
Major: Communication
Campus Involvement: Spirit Dance Team and Chi Omega

Abbey Bobzin ’15
Major: Theater Performance and Graphic Design
Campus Involvement: Alpha Psi Omega and Neil-Futurists

Bryce Ulmer ’10
Major: Graphic Design and Studio Art
Campus Involvement: AIGA

Zoe Gatz ’22
Major: Public Relations and Music Theater
Campus Involvement: Lambda Kappa and Theater Performances

Location: Christman Pavilion Theater, David A. Straz Jr. Center
Hear from alumni who have taken their science and healthcare interests into unexpected careers.

Panelists include:

Elise Dye ’20
Major: Chemistry
Campus Involvement: Pre-Health Club, Habitat for Humanity, and Lab Assistant

Michael Harrison ’01
Major: Biology and Chemistry
Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant, Beta Beta Beta, and Alpha Lambda Delta

Katrina Gilbank ’13
Major: Biology and Environmental science
Campus Involvement: Beta Beta Beta

Caroline Miceli ’84
Major: Biology

Location: Campbell Student Union Fireplace
Learn from Greek-affiliated alumni on how to connect your chapter experiences to future internships and jobs.

Panelists include:

Stephanie van Wieringen ’18
Major: English Language and Literature
Campus Involvement: Spirit Dance Team, Alpha Chi Omega, and Admissions Ambassador

Colin Mulroe ’17
Major: Social Sciences
Campus Involvement: Delta Upsilon, and TWC Tech Staff

Rachael Shaw ’19
Major: Criminal Justice and Management
Campus Involvement: Delta Theta Epsilon, CAB, Admissions Ambassador, Orientation Leader, Peer Coach, and Alpha Phi Sigma

Melanie Spitzer ’04
Major: Marketing and Business Administration
Campus Involvement: Kappa Phi Eta, Spirit Dance Team, Pi Sigma Epsilon, and Alpha Lambda Delta

Kevin Loughlin ’09
Major: Business Administration
Campus Involvement: Tau Kappa Epsilon