Kalen (Kalfahs) Theusch ?79 and her husband, Jim
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Alumni Council member Kalen (Kalfahs) Theusch ’79 and her husband, Jim, have a history of giving to Carthage that spans more than 40 years.

During that time, they have supported the Carthage Fund, the Alumni Association Scholarship, and the Kappa Chi Omega Scholarship. More recently, Kalen and Jim began funding a scholarship to support two students each year: a member of Kappa Chi Omega and a future teacher.

These were natural fits, since Kalen is an alumni member of the Kappa Chi Omega sorority and a retired educator. Jim, on the other hand, spent his career as an engineer.

Looking to provide perpetual support for Carthage students, the couple took steps this past year to accomplish that goal.

Over the next three years, the Theusches plan to fully endow their scholarship fund. Additionally, they have made provisions in their estate to further support it.

As we pursue the goals of our comprehensive “Light that Travels” campaign, this scholarship will make a Carthage education more accessible well into the future. Kalen and Jim are longtime members of the College’s Alford Park (loyalty), Denhart (planned gifts), and Leadership (current year) giving societies. By the end of this campaign, their cumulative lifetime giving to Carthage will surpass $100,000, earning them membership in the Enduring Gift Society as well.