The Staff Council celebrates members of the Carthage staff each month through our monthly staff spotlight awards. Want to see someone you know at Carthage featured in our next employee spotlight? Nominate them today at email@example.com.
Administrative Assistant for All College Programs and Learning Accessibility Services Testing Center Supervisor
“As anyone who knows her will tell you, Sue is a warm, thoughtful, conscientious person and a topnotch Administrative Assistant. She’s a delight to work with, ready with a smile, a laugh, or a sympathetic ear. Last spring, she supported the Provost search, and our search consultant, Anita Tien, said that Sue had been so wonderful during the entire process that Carthage should send Sue and her husband on a Caribbean cruise in recognition of her awesome work!
For the past couple of years, Sue has also served as the Coordinator of the Learning Accessibility Testing Center, working closely with the Target Language Experts who are the proctors. She has not only done a great job organizing and providing leadership for the Testing Center, but in typical Sue fashion has created a sense of community as well—for example, hosting end-of-semester recognition breakfasts for the TLEs and her undergraduate student workers. In short, Sue gives so much to Carthage and does it all with a smile!”
Human Resources Information Specialist
“I have not been Julie’s supervisor very long. However, it has been apparent from the first time I met her that she is truly committed to the mission and vision of the Carthage community. Julie cares greatly for each and every employee and for the past few months has done her best to keep the department operational. She is always willing to lend an ear or stop what she is doing to help a colleague. We are very fortunate to have her as part of the staff.”
Student Accounts Specialist
“Marietta has been the cornerstone in Student Accounts for many years. She is conscientious in resolving student and parent issues. She also demonstrates consistent performance for understanding business issues, finding solid resolutions, and is conscientious for billing anomalies and corrections. Through her diligence for accuracy, she has recovered thousands of revenue dollars that would normally be lost. Her students and parents admire her customer service presence.”
“My kids, still in middle school and high school, are big fans of Carthage men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball. At the age they are at and with busy lives, we aren’t often able to make it to games in person, but it is rare that we miss them online, watching both home and away games when possible.
The disparity between the quality of the camera work of home games (which is fantastic) and away games (which is often lacking) is quickly apparent. And for that, as well as Christmas Festival streaming and a whole lot more, we have the talents of John Voynovich to thank.
The past two weeks I was recruiting in Minnesota. I ran into a prospective high school student/family who was telling me about the talent of our athletic teams. They had already watched Carthage games streaming online.
Thanks to the efforts of John Voynovich and the crew of students he masterfully leads, Carthage is engaging alumni, current families, and future students.”
First Year Advisor
“Mike has played an integral part in the development of the Center for Student Success over the past few years: co-leading improvements to the College Success Seminar curriculum for new students, providing thorough feedback on First Year Advisor candidates, and emceeing our New Student Registration events after the passing of Ryan Ringhand, to name a few key projects. He is steadfast in his dedication to his advisees’ success and a critical thinker when it comes to considering improvements in our operations and program offerings. His experience in advising Carthage students is unmatched, and we appreciate all he does!”
”In my short time at Carthage, I can contribute that Ashley displays a sincere interest in the welfare of the employees. She is dedicated to knowledge-sharing and is always eager to improve processes. I greatly appreciate her enthusiasm and practical approach to our everyday activities. She is always helpful, regardless of whether it is a payroll issue or not. She has been a great resource in the Business Office, offering to help when any assistance is needed and directing people to the correct person when she is not able to help.”
Infrastructure and Security Manager
“Max is so deserving of this attention. He is someone who normally shies away from the spotlight and attention, but he very much deserves it. In the network world — especially network security — Max is a rock star. He actually helps write the test questions for the CompTIA international certification for Network+. He is so sharp and quick and practical in his analysis and decision-making. Carthage is very fortunate to have him. Many other places have tried to steal Max from us, and we are grateful for his dedication to the community and to overcoming technology challenges for the betterment of us all.”
Head Women’s Swimming Coach and Aquatics Director
“Coach Beth is known as ‘Coach’ to more than just her swimmers. She is ‘Coach’ to fellow staff members, faculty, and to the overall general student body. For many staff and faculty members at Carthage, Beth is also known as a coach to their sons or daughters in swim lessons! ‘Coach’ is known for being on campus 15-16 hours a day, even in the off season. She can be seen working at graduation, move-in weekend, late night breakfast, admissions recruitment events, and so much more. Coach Beth is an excellent representation of what Carthage means to students and families. From the time she meets with a student during their college search until they walk across the stage at graduation, her ability to be a leader, role model, coach and friend deeps every day with our students.”
Director of Student Involvement for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs
“We are so grateful to have Roger as part of the Student Involvement team and the Carthage community. Roger was eager to jump right into the swing of things during his first month by hosting diversity, equity and inclusion training sessions for Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders, along with launching the first pre-orientation program, First in the Family. Roger has added new events to the campus with great response from students! These fun and thought-provoking events have included a Freedom Film Documentary Series, Java and Justice dialogues and culture-based immersion field trips — just to name a few! When asking students if they’ve met Roger yet, their consistent response has been, ‘Oh yeah, he’s awesome!”
Faculty Information Specialist, Office of the Provost
“Wendy does not usually enjoy being in the spotlight, but she has played an important role in the Provost’s Office for many years, allowing numerous people across the College to come to know her as a trusted colleague and friend,” wrote Dana Garrigan, associate provost for planning and assessment at Carthage. “Among her many talents, I most appreciate Wendy for her attention to detail in handling sensitive information about faculty appointments, personnel reviews, and compensation. Her dedication to her work is remarkable. Wendy’s commitment to friends and family is also obvious to anyone who has spent time with her. We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to share in the growth of three of her children who have chosen to study at Carthage.”
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Office of Admissions
“Theo represents all things Carthage! He has a passion for helping students and families reach their goals of higher education,” said Ashley Hanson, vice president for admissions. “He is an asset to the admissions team and to the College. He has an amazing ability to connect with his students and the ability to listen and understand what they are looking for.”