Three things drew Tyler Prickette to Carthage: the Chemistry Department, the men’s golf team, and the small classes.
“I knew I would know my professors on a personal basis,” he said. “I can walk down a hallway at Carthage and have multiple professors say ‘hi’ to me. It’s a comfortable feeling.”
He’s wanted to become a pharmacist since high school, so the College’s dual degree program in chemistry and pharmacy was a perfect fit. He will spend three years at Carthage working toward his chemistry degree, followed by four years working toward his Pharm.D. degree at the College of Pharmacy at Rosalind Franklin University.
Tyler’s also taken advantage of opportunities to get involved on campus. “I am a co-captain of the men’s golf team, a proud active of Delta Upsilon, and a member of Maximum Capacity, the male a capella group,” he said. He’s also a recurring name on the dean’s list. “The amount of work that can pile on you so quickly during a week has been a big surprise since coming to college, but it’s something I’ve learned to deal with throughout my freshmen and sophomore years,” he said.
“I can walk down a hallway at Carthage and have multiple professors say ‘Hi’ to me. It’s a comfortable feeling.”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“Tim Eckert. He is very intelligent and has a spectacular background in the courses he teaches, along with a great ability to relate tough subjects to students and keep students interested.”
“Organic Chemistry because the lab sections were tailored to help students become more independent in their lab work through relying less on lab partners and professors.”
Opportunities at Carthage
“I was able to go on the J-Term trip to Nicaragua with professors Patrick Pfaffle and Matt Zorn last January, which really opened my eyes to a completely different culture and reaffirmed the profession I am going toward.”
Favorite spot on campus
“My favorite spot of campus would definitely be the new Student Union. It’s such an awesome addition to Carthage.”
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
“Allow plenty of time to study, but make it fun. Chemistry and science are all about discovery, and they should still be fun. That makes the hours of studying worth it.”