Initially attracted to Carthage by the school’s strong academics and ideal location, senior Hailey Morgan has thrived within the close-knit, collaborative community. As a history major, Hailey has become immersed in the History Department and describes it as “a little family.”
“Prof. Stephanie Mitchell encourages me to follow my passions and my heart, allowing me to grow as a person and find my calling in life. Her support, words of encouragement, and hot tea are always appreciated.”
“I would really like to go into event planning or become a talent agent. As long as I am doing something that involves being around people, I will be happy!”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“Eric Pullin pushes me to be the best student I can be, something I cannot thank him enough for. He helps me approach questions with different perspectives and really makes me think critically about my writing.”
“Stephanie Mitchell encourages me to follow my passions and my heart, allowing me to grow as a person and find my calling in life. Her support, words of encouragement, and hot tea are always appreciated.”
“Historiography with John Leazer was my favorite class. It was the first class I took where all 13 students in it were either history majors or minors. We laughed a lot but also learned an incredible amount. We really did become like a little family by the end of the semester.”
“Historiography was challenging and demanding because of the required readings and presentations, which forced us to think and write more critically.”
Internships or on-campus employment
“I have interned at the Kenosha History Center since my freshman year. I work in the archives doing research or encapsulating documents, maps, and posters. It is a ton of fun and I am always learning something new. I even began to give tours to kids in elementary school who come on field trips, and I also had my first exhibit open in February 2017! It has been a great experience so far!”
Opportunities at Carthage
“I will be travelling to Russia to visit Eastern World War II sites for a J-Term study tour during the summer of 2018!”
Favorite moments and memories at Carthage
“Traveling to the National Association of Campus Activities, NACA, conventions with CAB are trips that I will never forget. At these conventions, we meet with performers and their agents and schedule dates to bring them to campus to perform. We also meet students from all over the nation. Some performers are even from ‘America’s Got Talent’ or ‘The Voice’!”
Favorite spot on campus
“I love the big red chairs in the Student Union.”
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
“My 8-year-old self would be surprised to learn that I am studying History and PR, considering that when I was 8, I wanted to be a dolphin trainer! I don’t think little Hailey would have guessed the impact history would have on my life now.”
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
“Do it. History is fun and extremely versatile. This major will help you grow as a writer, researcher, analyst, and will even test your patience from time to time. Whatever you decide to do, do it with passion!”
“The location between Milwaukee and Chicago definitely caught my attention. I was not sure what I wanted to do when I entered college, but I knew that having access to those cities would lead me to possible jobs, internships, or research opportunities in any field.”