Macey Montavon

Class Year

’21

Hometown

Rockford, Illinois

Major(s)

Biology

“There is an outstanding community of helpful, kind, and fun people. The professors are all very understanding and kind as well.”

Macey Montavon, ’21

Career goal

“I plan to attend medical school to become a pediatric neurologist.”

How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?

Professor Olivia Altstadt is amazing. She spends time outside of class to help students and will go out of her way to help them succeed.”

Favorite class

“My favorite class has been History of Judaism. This course opened my eyes to the history of a different group of people and how their religion has been used in many lives.”

Toughest class

“My toughest class has been Biology. It is an intense course and requires many different study skills.”

Opportunities at Carthage

“I enjoyed exploring secondary education during J-Term. I was able to teach a high school class and take them camping for a weekend!”

Scholarships

“I received scholarship money for my ACT and SAT scores. It shows that hard work really does pay off.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“I absolutely love attending bingo. It’s an opportunity to meet other people and maybe win something in the process!”

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot on campus is the beach. I love to bring my schoolwork with me and study.”

Biggest surprise so far

“The biggest surprise has been meeting so many new and amazing people.”

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

“My 8-year-old self would think that I’m a rockstar and would probably strive to get to where I am.”

Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?

“Take time to research study tips specifically for biology. This may seem too simple, but it helped me tremendously.”

Why Carthage?

“There is an outstanding community of helpful, kind, and fun people. The professors are all very understanding and kind as well.”