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Kelly Steele

Class Year



North Branch, MN


Engineering and Management

A recipient of the Business Scholarship, Kelly Steele ’27 is a double major in engineering and management. Through Carthage, he was given the opportunity to give a presentation about the scope of sustainability of a company to the president of InSinkErator. After graduation, Kelly plans to combine the aspects of engineering and managerial work to go into the field of managerial software development. 

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“Carthage faculty helped plan out my four years as a double major, making my workload not seem so stressful.”

Kelly Steele, ’27

Why Carthage?

“I choose Carthage after receiving the Business Scholarship and talking with staff on campus who wanted to see my success.”

Favorite class

“My favorite class has been Carthage Chorale. I’ve enjoyed working with Professor Maggie Burk; she listens to her students and uses her talents with the students to help music.”

Toughest class

Computational Reasoning with MATLAB has been the most difficult. MATLAB is a coding software where some of the course work applies Calculus I, Calculus II, and Statics work without taking them, so you just have to roll with what you are given.”

Campus involvement

“I am on the e-board for Residence Life Council, and we help plan events around campus for people to get involved outside of resident assistant duties.”

Favorite spot on campus

“It’s between The Tower 4th floor and the Lentz Hall Engineering Center. The comfort of doing homework in an intimate location with not many people around is really nice.”

Best study tip

“Study with friends who are also studious. It helps so much to get in that mindset when you have someone else holding you accountable.”

Best tip for making friends

“Get involved, go to mixers, go to the different events on campus. You can also get involved in class to meet people.”

What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?

“Crazy, I am a musical theatre kid, and the fact I am not famous right now would have my 8-year-old self upset with me, but he would be gagged for real.”