History and Geography
When it came to choosing a college to go to, Sarah Kellogg ’15 had no doubt in her mind that Carthage was where she wanted to be. “Carthage was the only school I applied to. Some may say that was a mistake, but for me, it was exactly what I wanted. Having small class sizes, an easy-to-navigate campus, great faculty and staff, and a beautiful location made Carthage the perfect school for me. I knew I didn’t have to search further.”
Upon being accepted to her dream school, Sarah began taking classes in business and French, but soon realized classics was the right major for her. “Classics is able to give students the means to think about matters that encourage thought and deep analytical capability. I’ve learned deductive reasoning skills that are priceless to having a successful career in life.”
“Carthage was the only school I applied to. Some may say that was a mistake, but for me, it was exactly what I wanted. Having small class sizes, an easy to navigate campus, great faculty ad staff, and a beautiful location made Carthage the perfect school for me. I knew I didn’t have to search further.”
“With my sites set on working in a museum, I hope to go to graduate school at UW-Milwaukee to obtain my master’s degree in history and receive my museum studies certificate.”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“This is a difficult question because every professor I have had has left an everlasting impression on me that I wouldn’t trade for anything. If I had to narrow this down though, I would have to say Dan Schowalter and Eric Pullin. Not only have they had the strongest impacts on my time at Carthage, they have also made an impact on my future goals. Both have pushed me to think deeply about decisions in class, and in life, and because of that, I am eternally grateful.”
“My favorite class would have to be Greek Religions with Prof. Schowalter. This class had it all: great instruction, amazing subject matter, and thought-provoking discussions. I was able to take all that I had learned about ancient Greece and apply it to this class, making it a great culmination of my classical studies.”
“I am the current vice president of the International Friendship Society. Through this organization I have been able to develop leadership and organizational skills while gaining amazing friends and learning about the cultures of others.”
“My toughest class would have to be Latin. I just could not bring myself to engage with the subject material. However, this may be due to the fact that I was still adjusting to college since it was my freshman year. With that being said, the class still had a positive effect on me. Not only did I develop a better method of studying, I also gained many priceless friendships that last to this day.”
Opportunities at Carthage
“This past summer I went on a J-Term trip to Israel. It was an amazing opportunity that will forever leave me with a better appreciation for the world I live in and drive me toward learning about others.”
Favorite moments and memories at Carthage
“One of my favorite Carthage moments was Christmas Festival. I started going my sophomore year and continued to go every year after that. It was a moving experience and one that I will always remember when the holiday season comes around. Another great moment was walking on the beach. No matter what was on my mind at the time, the waves had a soothing power to them that was great, and is great, for any stressed college student.”
Favorite spot on campus
“My favorite spot would have to be the archives room in the library. I am lucky enough to be able to work there and indulge myself each day. The smell of paper and the quietness is an amazing experience. Also, it is a prime spot for observing the outside world.”
Biggest surprise so far
“As cheesy as it sounds, the biggest surprise for me was the level of kindness Carthage possesses. This is not just witnessed in students, but faculty and staff also. If I need a question answered, I am not afraid to go ask who I need to.”
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
“Well, I think my 8-year-old self would be quite pleased with my current path. I was probably around 8 when I fell in love with museums, so it is a perfect match.”
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
“My strongest piece of advice would be to do what you have a passion for. Don’t just pick a major because you think it will be easy or get you the best jobs. Pick the one you are really interested in. I started out majoring in business and French, and it was right before classes started my freshman year that I realized I had absolutely no interest in business and I quickly changed to classics.”