Tom Applegarth is Carthage’s Digital and Social Content Manager. He manages all of the College’s main social media accounts and is a resource for those running subsidiary accounts. This includes assisting the campus community with various social media guidelines and best practices.
He also ensures that any stories being told on a digital platform support the College’s recruitment, enrollment, retention, fundraising, and engagement goals. He ensures that the Carthage website integrates well with social media content and also manages the student video and digital content teams/
Tom joined the Carthage Communications Office in August 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and his master’s degree in advertising and public relations from Marquette University. Before coming to Carthage, he worked with the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Tom resides lives in Glendale, Wis., with his wife, Robyn, and daughter, Alice.
- M.A. — Marquette University
- B.A. — University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Main responsibilities at Carthage
Helps create and curate content for Carthage webpages.
Manages and monitors the College’s social media accounts.
Assists the campus community with social media guidelines and guidelines.
Manages the student video and digital content teams.
Favorite thing about working at Carthage
“I love coming to work every day at a place where the be-all and end-all purpose isn’t making money. I’m the first person in my family to ever pursue education past high school and I’ve seen first-hand the impact it can have. Education transforms, and Carthage is a special place to undergo that transformation.”