“After I graduate from Carthage, I plan on pursuing a career in athletic training. Eventually, I hope to continue my studies and become an orthopedic physician assistant.”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“There is no one professor that has had a greater impact on my life than another. Every staff member at Carthage has pushed me to be the best student I can be.”
“I have taken a lot of really interesting courses at Carthage, but my favorite was Emergency Medical Response with lecturer Jake Dinauer. It is a super fun, hands-on class that gives you the opportunity to become first responder and CPR certified.”
“Structural Kinesiology has been the toughest course I have taken so far at Carthage. It is a very faced-paced class that requires memorization of all of the muscles and their characteristics.”
Opportunities at Carthage
“I have had the opportunity to perform at multiple football and basketball games with the Carthage Spirit Dance Team. I also participated in the fall dance show ‘Resonate’ and the spring dance show ‘Away From the Mirror.’”
“I received the Dance Minor Scholarship. Being a dancer my whole life, this scholarship meant the world to me. My dedication and hard work had paid off. I was so excited to continue my passion in college.”
“I am a member of the Athletic Training Club, Alpha Chi Omega, and Residence Life Council. These organizations gave me opportunities to be a leader and to learn more about myself as an individual. Being a member has opened up many doors for me already, and I cannot wait to see where they take me in life.”
Favorite moments and memories at Carthage
“My favorite moment at Carthage was my sorority’s big/little reveal. I was paired with someone I look up to. She is someone I know will always be there for me through anything and everything.”
Biggest surprise so far
“How fast my first year of college flew by. It seems like I just graduated high school two weeks ago, and I am getting ready for my sophomore year!”
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
“My 8-year-old self would think I’m crazy! Ever since I was little I’ve wanted to be a meteorologist/storm chaser. I never once wanted to work in the medical field!”
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
“The athletic training major is a busy major, but it is worth the effort. Be ready for anything, and always have five muscle origin-insertion-action notecards with you.”