Nadine Broeffle Two Rivers ?22

Nadine Broeffle Two Rivers

Class Year

’22

Hometown

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Major(s)

Social Sciences — Broad Field

Minor(s)

Secondary Education, Sociology

“Carthage faculty members have helped me in so many ways. I could never thank them enough for the support and help they offered me in times of need.”

Nadine Broeffle Two Rivers, ’22

Career goal

“I will pursue a position in secondary education as a middle school or high school social studies teacher until I can land a position as a director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. I will always pursue a career in fields that involve youth.”

How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?

Professor Karin Sconzert, who serves as the chair for the Education Department, has been my professor three times and has played a major role in my teaching journey. I also had the opportunity to work closely with Bradley Zopf, assistant professor of sociology, on diversity, equity, and inclusion projects and have him as an instructor for two of my classes. Both of these faculty members showed me understanding, empathy, and great leadership skills throughout my college career.”

Favorite class

“Issues In Asian History was by far my favorite class. It was informative and captivating, and it was easy to connect the material to other classes I took previously. Professor Stephen Udry is a very respected leader at Carthage, and I appreciated starting my week with a laugh or two in his classroom.”

Campus involvement

“I serve as a co-president for Mi Gente, the Latino/a org on campus. I also serve as the president for Alpha Phi Omega, the national service and leadership fraternity at Carthage. Both organizations are productive and active in building young leaders, as well as creating close-knit connections while implementing professionalism and activism.”

Toughest class

“Developmental and Content Area Reading was the toughest class I’ve taken at Carthage thus far. I say that because the point of the class is to learn how to teach students to be better readers, as well as implement an appreciation for reading in ourselves along the way. Beginning the class without thinking of myself as a good reader made doing some of the assignments difficult. After lots of perseverance, I left the class with exactly what I was supposed to — a better idea of reading for learning and leisure.”

Internships or on-campus employment

“I’ve had two! My first internship was with Mrs. Myers’ Reading Room in Racine, Wis. There, I taught English and reading skills to elementary-aged children. My current internship is with Mad Science of Milwaukee, where I lead STEM classes for children. Both have solidified the fact that I love working with and teaching children, regardless of the subject.”

Opportunities at Carthage

“Being involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion provided me with many opportunities to practice my leadership and public speaking skills. Some of these projects include: “Colorism in the Latino community,” “Si Se Puede: A racial History of Latinos in America,” and “AS LONG AS THE GRASS SHALL GROW: Teaching Native American Heritage.”

Favorite spot on campus

“The individual study rooms in Hedberg Library allow me to focus and zone in on what I need to get done. There is minimal distraction and noise. Plus, the library is a great place to hang out between classes and meetings.”

Why Carthage?

“I was attracted to the idea of small classes and knowing your professors personally. These are privileges that I knew I had to take advantage of. After my initial tour and seeing the campus, my decision was solidified.”