Karthryn Cramer ?24

Kathryn Cramer

Class Year



St. Joseph, Ill.


Allied Health Science



Through the allied health science program, Kathryn Cramer ’24 feels very prepared for her professional life. She plans to complete the 3+2 Master of Arts in Athletic Training program at Carthage. Then she plans to go to physician’s assistant school to become a PA. She is specifically interested in being a physician assistant in orthopedics and sports medicine.

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“The allied health science major will prepare you for your professional life. Something unique to Carthage is the jump-start experiences. These give first-year students the opportunity to learn hands-on skills that will help them later in life.”

Kathryn Cramer, ’24

Why Carthage?

“I chose Carthage because of the small class sizes, which allow me to create relationships with my professors. Plus, the location is ideal right between Milwaukee and Chicago.”

Faculty mentors

“All of the faculty have been helpful and supportive during my first year at Carthage. I am beginning to create relationships with faculty which will help me have the best college experience I can have.”

Favorite class

“My favorite class at Carthage so far has been my Intro to Athletic Training class. This class gave me my first look into my career. It also gave me an opportunity to meet my peers who are also in the allied health science major.”

Toughest class

“So far, none of my classes have been too tough. I have enjoyed all of them, and all of my professors have also been great!”

Campus involvement

“I am on the women’s soccer team and am involved in the Athletic Training Club, the Special Olympics Club, and Catholics at Carthage.”

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot on campus is anywhere by the lake. I enjoy sitting in the red chairs and doing homework while looking out at the lake.”

Favorite memory

“My friends and I like to explore Kenosha and the surrounding area. One time, we walked four miles to get to the lighthouse downtown. I am excited to continue making memories during my time at Carthage.”

Biggest surprise

“The biggest surprise is that college is not a scary as I perceived it to be. I was nervous at first, but quickly transitioned into college life.”

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

“My 8-year-old self would be happy with my current career path. I have always been fascinated with the human body and how it works. I knew from a young age that I wanted to go into a medical profession.”