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2019

Josh Kundert — Lake Geneva, WI,  will be graduating from Marquette University Law School with a J.D. this May. After graduation, he will be clerking for Judge Lee Ann Reno of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He would like to thank Carthage professor Michael Phegley for his mentorship and guidance. 
Submitted: April 12, 2022

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Jordan Yvonne (Snider) Snider-King & Tucker Lucian King 2020 — LaPorte, IN,  were married on February 26, 2022 in a private ceremony at Carthage College in the Walter Fritsche Meditation Chapel. 
Submitted: March 23, 2022

Indi Conover — Oakdale, MN,  I have recently accepted a position for the Hayden Laboratory as a Neuroscientist at the University of Minnesota 
Submitted: February 9, 2021

Joshua David Kundert — Lake Geneva, WI,  has been appointed to the staff of the 104th Volume of the Marquette Law Review, which is a prestigous and highly sought after credential in the legal community. He wishes to thank everyone who has helped him reach this important milestone, especially the Carthage College Mock Trial program, and Professors Michael Phegley and Art Cyr. 
Submitted: July 18, 2020

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Emmet Trost — Boulder Jct, WI,  joins McHugh Construction as a Project Engineer. He assists with various bid-cycles as well as managing document control, project record keeping and administration of project quality measures. 
Submitted: September 5, 2019

2018

The Championship Trophy
The Championship Trophy

Elyssa Hawkins — Clarendon Hills, IL,  is now the Assistant Men's Water Polo Coach at Pomona College in Claremont, California. This past fall, the men's team won the NCAA Division III title for the first time in school history. 
Submitted: March 13, 2022

Carthage Tennis Alumni attend the Jump Wedding.
Carthage Tennis Alumni attend the Jump Wedding.

Maxine (Mella) Jump & Ryan Jump 2016 — Naperville, IL,  were married with Carthage tennis alumni in attendance. Go Red Forever! 
Submitted: February 5, 2022

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Blaire A Barnett & Lance Unland 2019 — Kenosha, WI,  announced their engagement. Their wedding is scheduled for May 21 in Key Largo, Florida. 
Submitted: October 7, 2021

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Kaelyn Scull — Yorkville, IL,  graduated May 8 with a master's degree in occupational therapy from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She was awarded membership in Pi Theta Epsilon’s honor society for ranking in the top 30% of her graduating class. 
Submitted: May 17, 2021

Erfourth Wedding
Erfourth Wedding

Megan G (Rivard) Erfourth & Jake Erfourth 2017 — Brookfield, WI,  Jake Erfourth and Megan Rivard were married on October 04, 2020 at the Ivy House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The wedding party included fellow alumni Maddie McCullough ('18), Aliyah Ruoff (Caraballo) ('17) and Kyle Cibrario ('18). The couple has been together just shy of a decade, meeting in 2011 and both graduating from Carthage College. 
Submitted: December 14, 2020

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Amanda Rico — Roseville, MN,  married her fiance, Tony Dalsted, on October 10, 2020. 
Submitted: October 21, 2020

Daniel Christian (Jensen) Jensen — Kenosha, WI,  Graduated from the University of Arizona in August 2020 with a master's degree in International Security Studies. His primary research interests were geopolitics and the impact of psychology in sparking conflicts. 
Submitted: September 6, 2020

Kaelyn Scull
Kaelyn Scull

Kaelyn Scull — Yorkville, IL,  has been accepted into the Master's in Occupational Therapy program at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Ms. Scull currently works for the Yorkville School District in Yorkville, IL. 
Submitted: April 17, 2019

2017

Matt Thome '17
Matt Thome '17

Matt Thome — Dallas, TX,  Matt Thome graduated from Ohio University's Master of Sports Administration program in May 2022. Ohio's program is the #1 post-graduate sports business program in the world as ranted by SportBusiness. Immediately following graduation, Thome joined Southwest Airlines as a CX Strategy Consultant overseeing customer experience initiatives in the airport and inflight divisions. 
Submitted: May 5, 2022

Taylor Kundert , D.V.M. — Lake Geneva, WI,  will be graduating from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in May. She began Vet School after graduating from Carthage with a degree in Biology. She will begin her practice in small animal medicine near her hometown. 
Submitted: April 12, 2022

Matt Thome ‘17
Matt Thome ‘17

Matt Thome — Neenah, WI,  was named the Senior Manager of Retention, Strategy, & Experience for the Women’s National Basketball League’s (WNBA) Dallas Wings and National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Panther City Lacrosse Club. In this role, Thome oversees all revenue retention, business strategy, and fan experience initiatives. 
Submitted: October 24, 2021

Marina Awes — Fitchburg, Wisconsin,  named an associate for the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Development. She will be working alongside the conservatory's president and vice president and other board members to plan events to support the conservatory's mission to provide accessible music education. 
Submitted: November 7, 2019

Allison and Josh Hamm
Allison and Josh Hamm

Josh Hamm & Allison (Mann) 2015 — Racine, WI,  were married on September 28, 2019, at Cambridge Winery in Cambridge, WI. 
Submitted: November 4, 2019

Catherine Malone '18 and Andrew Rewerts '17
Catherine Malone '18 and Andrew Rewerts '17

Andrew Rewerts — Mount Pleasant, WI,  and Catherine Malone '18 announced they will be married on July 19, 2019. 
Submitted: April 26, 2019

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Kyle Huss & Emily (Swanson) 2018 — Kenosha, WI,  got married on August 10, 2018 in Edgerton, WI. Kyle and Emily now live in Chicago and both work for KPMG. 
Submitted: September 11, 2018

Anesce Dremen — New York City, NY,  spent her first year out of college in New York City. Anesce submitted 250 job application in hopes of landing a job, but spent the year volunteering and interning instead. Anesce was a Workaway volunteer laying bricks at a Buddhist monastary in upstate New York and prepared AirBNB rooms for hippies in New Jersey. As a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Alumni Ambassador, she co-organized a successful networking event at the United Nations headquarters in which 50 CLS alumni attended a private tour of Arabic or Chinese translation services before attending a career panel. Currently, she volunteers as a board member for the Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Society. To other alumni still searching for a job, she wishes to impart: Don't give up! Use each rejection to fuel your next application. Take note of what interview questions were asked, what you did well, and what you can improve upon. Who knows where that will lead you next. 
Submitted: August 29, 2018

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Amerin Idell — Milwaukee, WI,  joined Mueller Communications, LLC firm as an associate. Her responsibilities include supporting the firm’s client teams with media relations and executing marketing and public affairs tactics. Idell graduated with summa cum laude in 2017 with a double major in Public Relations and German and minors in Communication and Business Administration. In her spare time, Idell is a member of the Milwaukee Press Club and she volunteers with Courage MKE, a Milwaukee LGBTQ+ nonprofit, assisting with the organization’s public relations and graphic design needs. 
Submitted: April 12, 2018

Flores Wedding
Flores Wedding

Kayla (Clair) Flores & Steve Flores — Kenosha, WI,  married Steve Flores on August 5, 2017 in Kenosha, WI. They are high school sweethearts and were able to celebrate their marriage with family and friends. Joining in on their big day was bridesmaid, Tekla McCabe '18. 
Submitted: March 28, 2018

Kyle Huss and Emily Swanson
Kyle Huss and Emily Swanson

Kyle Huss — Kenosha, WI,  announced his engagement to Emily Swanson ’18. Emily is scheduled to graduate in May, and they have planned a wedding for Aug. 10. 
Submitted: November 8, 2017

Dexter Molinaro — Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin,  was one of 91 athletes invited to try out for the U.S. bobsled team at “Scouting Camp – The Next Olympic Hopeful” July 13-16 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. NBC Sports aired a feature about the event. A graduate assistant in Carthage’s athletic training program, Mr. Molinaro continues to train with an eye toward the 2022 Winter Olympics. 
Submitted: September 29, 2017

2016

The Duffy’s
The Duffy’s

Hailey (Habenicht) Duffy — Frankfort, IL,  and Michael Duffy tied the knot in Tucson, Arizona at The Barn at Tanque Verde Ranch on March 28, 2021, after having to postpone a whole year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They are beyond thrilled to announce the marriage officially. 
Submitted: April 21, 2021

Lillian George '16 and Scotty Adamczyk '16 engaged October 2020.
Lillian George '16 and Scotty Adamczyk '16 engaged October 2020.

Lillian George — Oconomowoc, WI,  Lillian George '16 and Scotty Adamczyk '16 got engaged on October 9, 2020. They plan to get married September 2021. 
Submitted: October 30, 2020

Peter Sproule — Houghton, MI,  completed his Masters degree in Art History at the University of Toronto in fall 2020. He is now a doctoral student in the Department of Art History at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, specializing in German illustration. 
Submitted: October 6, 2020

Cami Christopulos — Chicago, IL,  earned her Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration and Policy from Northwestern University in June 2020. 
Submitted: June 22, 2020

Elliana Mae Sterk
Elliana Mae Sterk

Apolonia (Carreon) Sterk — Chicago, IL,  Apple Sterk welcomed her daughter, Elliana Mae Sterk, with her husband, Patrick Sterk, on November 10, 2019 at 1:18 p.m. Elliana weighed 7 lbs and 10oz and was 20.5 inches long. 
Submitted: February 14, 2020

Janet Elrod — Winthrop Harbor, Illinois,  named new principal at Randall School. She used to serve as principal at the 21st Century Preparatory School in Racine. 
Submitted: November 7, 2019

Susan (Marion) Jensen — Kenosha, WI,  earned her masters degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School in December 2018. 
Submitted: August 16, 2019

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Hailey Habenicht — Frankfort, IL,  is engaged to Michael Duffy. Michael proposed to Hailey while they were having a "tourist day" in Chicago. Since Michael is from Arizona, he had never seen waves as big as they were in Lake Michigan on September 8, 2018. Michael used this reasoning to bring Hailey over by the water and asked her to marry him on the coast of Lake Michigan. They are tying the knot on March 21, 2020 in Grand Canyon, Arizona. 
Submitted: February 8, 2019

Peter Sproule — Houghton, MI,  was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship for 2018-2019. He is now studying in Munich. 
Submitted: December 12, 2018

Scott Adamczyk — Park Ridge, IL,  works as a firefighter and paramedic for the Morton Grove Fire Department. 
Submitted: December 12, 2018

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Apolonia (Apple) (Carreon) Sterk — Kenosha, WI,  welcomed her daughter, Lorelai Lydia Sterk, with her husband, Patrick Sterk, on July 18, 2018 at 9:16 p.m. Lorelai weighed 6 lbs and 12 oz and was 19.5 inches long. 
Submitted: November 7, 2018

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Daniel Istvanek & Samantha (Dvorak) 2016 — Kenosha, WI,  got engaged on January 7th, 2018. They are planning on getting married on October 10th, 2020. 
Submitted: April 5, 2018

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Jennifer (Shelman) Morton — Solon, Iowa,  has been promoted to associate level III at Mueller Communications. Morton has been with the firm since July 2016. As an associate level III, Morton’s responsibilities will increase as she moves to a more strategic level and serves as a core member of key client teams. She graduated summa cum laude from Carthage College with a double major in Marketing and Public Relations and a minor in Communication. Outside of the office, Morton maintains an active lifestyle, which she balances with exploring Milwaukee restaurants with her husband, John '16, and enjoying dessert. 
Submitted: March 23, 2018

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Taylor Sanders — Lombard, Illinois,  earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Cincinnati in April 2017. Taylor works at a community mental health agency for children in Cincinnati. 
Submitted: November 30, 2017

Erin Thomas — Spring Grove, Ill,  was hired as a physical education teacher in the Williams Bay (Wisconsin) School District. 
Submitted: September 27, 2017

iMusical in Shanghai, China - Winter Camp 'Annie the Musical'
iMusical in Shanghai, China - Winter Camp 'Annie the Musical'

Brittany Coriaci — Gurnee, IL,  joined iMusical, a children’s music theatre company in Shanghai, China, on a nine-month contract. She works with children 5 to 14 as a choreographer, director, private dance teacher, and music theatre teacher. She’s thankful for the opportunity to teach what she loves in a different environment, language, and culture. 
Submitted: February 23, 2017

Shannon (Black) Dykstra & Lucas Dykstra 2016 — Algonquin, IL,  tied the knot Aug. 13. After thanking everyone who has supported them, they included a favorite Bible passage: 1 John 4:7-11 – "Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another." 
Submitted: October 5, 2016

2015

Kaylie at her graduation from Alverno College
Kaylie at her graduation from Alverno College

Kaylie (McCormick) Merrill — Grand Ridge, IL,  Kaylie (McCormick) Merrill graduated on May 21, 2022 with her Educational Specialist (EdS) degree from Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI. Next year she will be working as an elementary school psychologist in Upstate New York where she currently resides with her husband, Sam. 
Submitted: June 14, 2022

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Nicholas Cottrell , MSc — Chicago, Illinois,  Nicholas Cottrell was appointed the President of the Board of Directors of HomeField Alliance, and assumed his role in January. HFA is an LGBTQ+ non profit dedicated to career advancement & excellence of queer people in the sports and entertainment industry. Additionally, Cottrell virtually returned to Carthage to teach a Sports Sales residency to the Masters of Science in Business, Sports management cohort. The students produced final projects to Chicago Fire FC executives, Cottrell’s current employer. 
Submitted: February 9, 2021

Ashlynn Rusann (Rickord) Werner & Brad Werner 2015 — Tinley Park,  were married on September 28, 2019. They currently work and reside in Foxboro, MA. 
Submitted: August 12, 2020

Samuel and Kaylie Merrill
Samuel and Kaylie Merrill

Kaylie (McCormick) Merrill — Grand Ridge, IL,  married Samuel Merrill on October 12, 2019 in Kenosha, WI. 
Submitted: November 14, 2019

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Amanda (Garrigan) Duncan & Joshua (Duncan) 2015 — Pleasant Prairie, WI,  married July 13, 2019 in Palos Hills, Illinois. They both work as teachers in Kenosha. Mr. Duncan's parents, Annette and David, are Carthage faculty members. 
Submitted: October 27, 2019

Josh Bergman & Cammie (Antonetti) 2014 — Waukesha,  welcomes son, Royce David Bergman, on September 10th at 3:06 am weighing 6 lbs 10 oz. 
Submitted: September 26, 2019

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Sharon Ciskowski — Kenosha,  and her husband, Andy, welcomed a baby girl, Charlotte, on March 20. 
Submitted: August 25, 2019

Rick Bingen — Kenosha, WI,  graduated from Georgia Tech in 2019 with a master's in Computer Science and a specialization in Computing Systems. Mr. Bingen was then hired as the new assistant professor of Computer Science at Carthage and will begin this fall. He is married to Kaila (Banaszak) Bingen '15. 
Submitted: July 30, 2019

Allison Mann and Josh Hamm
Allison Mann and Josh Hamm

Allison Mann — Racine, WI,  is engaged to Josh Hamm '17. Mr. Hamm proposed on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 at their holiday barbecue. They have their wedding planned for September 28, 2019 in Cambridge, WI. Ms. Mann is employed as the Conservation Planner for Racine County in Sturtevant, WI and Mr. Hamm is employed as the Assistant Location Manager for First Student, Inc in Kenosha, WI. 
Submitted: April 4, 2019

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Ashlynn Rickord , MTS — Melrose, Massachusetts,  graduated from Harvard Divinity School with her Master of Theological Studies degree in the area of religion and the social sciences. Her graduate research focused on the religious life at state mental hospitals and state schools for the disabled. 
Submitted: April 5, 2018

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Joseph Kiser & Madison Chestnut 2015 — Kenosha,  married June 17 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. The wedding party included Carthage graduates Natasha Urbanowitz ’17, Elizabeth Cook ’15, Alycia Stidmon ’15, Padraic “Paddy” Ronney ’15, Cody Houzenga ’15, and Luke Houberg ’15. For their honeymoon, the couple took a Mediterranean cruise. Ms. Chestnut is employed at Snap-on Inc. in Kenosha. Mr. Kiser works at Alight Solutions in Lincolnshire, Illinois. 
Submitted: November 1, 2017

Allison Mann — Racine, WI,  changed employers in May, entering her Carthage field of study as an environmental scientist with Benchmark Environmental Service in Antioch, Illinois. 
Submitted: August 13, 2017

Michael Kastel — St. Charles, Illinois,  was selected as director of investor relations for Rockspring Capital, a Houston-based real estate investment firm. 
Submitted: July 24, 2017

R. Lauren outside of her office
R. Lauren outside of her office

Rebecca Lauren Miller — St. Louis, MO,  graduated from St. Louis University in May with a master's degree in mathematics. 
Submitted: May 30, 2017

Andria Erin (Bowlsby) Sedig & Logan Sedig 2015 — Hartford, CT,  married April 13, 2017, while on vacation in Vermont. Andria works as a middle school literature teacher, and Logan is pursuing a degree in nursing. 
Submitted: May 2, 2017

Sharon (Talbert) Ciskowski — Kenosha, WI,  and her husband, Andrew, welcomed son Jackson Andrew on April 7, 2017. 
Submitted: April 18, 2017

Nicholas Cottrell — Lemont, Illinois,  accepted a job as a sales associate with the Milwaukee Bucks NBA team and relocated to Milwaukee. 
Submitted: September 14, 2016

Morgan (Rohrbaugh) Schmidtke and Luke Schmidtke
Morgan (Rohrbaugh) Schmidtke and Luke Schmidtke

Morgan (Rohrbaugh) Schmidtke — Berlin, WI,  married Luke Schmidtke on Feb. 13 and moved to Marshfield, Wisconsin. They own a marketing business together and work in architectural design and sales. 
Submitted: August 12, 2016

John Augustine — Lake in the Hills, Illinois,  accepted admission to a Master of Theological Studies program at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, for fall 2016. He thanks all of the professors and staff at Carthage for encouraging him along the way.  
Submitted: May 3, 2016

Becca Sajbel — Mount Prospect, Illinois,  started working as an event coordinator for corporate and social events at Ace Bounce, a new pingpong club in Chicago. She notes that the 2016 Olympics pingpong table will be placed in the bar after it is finished. 
Submitted: April 20, 2016

Ashlynn Rickord — Oak Forest, Illinois,  was awarded the Harvard Divinity School's Dean's Summer Internship Award for the summer of 2016. This $5,000 award will fund Ashlynn's summer internship with the city of Waltham, Massachusetts, and the Waltham Historical Commission. Ashlynn's work will encompass historical research and documentation of the defunct Fernald Developmental Center, the oldest institution in the Western Hemisphere for the treatment of the developmentally disabled. Ashlynn is a Master of Theological Studies candidate at Harvard's Divinity School, residing in Melrose, Massachusetts. 
Submitted: April 13, 2016

Rebecca Lauren (Miller) Devitt — Racine, Wisconsin,  married Joshua Devitt on Jan. 2, 2016, in Milwaukee. They now live in St. Louis. 
Submitted: January 31, 2016

Matt Smith — Geneva, Illinois,  will be completing a master’s degree in organ performance at Westminster Choir College. 
Submitted: October 7, 2015

Maren Schutz — Washington Island, Wisconsin,  is part of the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program, teaching English and music in Madagascar.  
Submitted: October 7, 2015

Fletcher Paulsen — Bloomington, Illinois,  is teaching music at the Prairie School in Kenosha. 
Submitted: October 7, 2015

Nick Huff — Dousman, Wisconsin,  is attending Eastman School of Music to earn a master’s degree in opera performance.  
Submitted: October 7, 2015

Jack Lambert — Colorado ,  is teaching voice and music theatre courses in Colorado; one of his major projects is to create new musicals for immigrant youths whose families face deportation. 
Submitted: October 7, 2015

Steve Hobe — Hickory Hills, Illinois,  made his international debut in Santarcangelo di Romagna, performing the role of Mustafa in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri. He also performed the role of Simone in Gianni Schicchi in Rimini, Italy. Carthage audiences may remember Steve’s performance of this role at Carthage as part of our Opera Workshop productions. In September, Steve headed off to New York University to complete a master’s degree in vocal performance. 
Submitted: October 7, 2015

Jenna Dahlke — Schofield, Wisconsin,  earned a full-scholarship graduate assistantship to complete her master’s in oboe performance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  
Submitted: October 7, 2015

Kaila Banaszak — Jackson, Wisconsin,  earned the position as solo violinist for “Passing By,” a musical by Patrick Thompson that is set in a small, rural Wisconsin town. The musical opened at the Chicago Music Theatre Festival and the New York Music Theatre Festival last July. In addition to performing in this new music theatre work, Kaila is serving as the interim executive director at the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra (KSO). Kaila has been coordinating summer outreach and education activities for the orchestra, and is working with the orchestra’s conductor, Robert Hasty, to plan the upcoming season which will feature a performance with the Carthage Choir. 
Submitted: October 7, 2015

Anna Schmidt — Kenosha ,  is teaching music at Washington Middle School in Kenosha and is the Music Director at First Congregational Church of Lake Geneva. 
Submitted: October 7, 2015

Sofia J Dollinger — Indianapolis, IN,  announced her move to Elgin, Illinois, to begin her career as a personal trainer with Life Time Fitness. She's excited to start "applying everything I learned in my classes, as well as from my RA job," as she helps people become who they'd like to be. 
Submitted: September 8, 2015

Lauren Wiemer — Burlington, WI,  accepted a job at Whitewater High School in southeastern Wisconsin. She's one of five special education teachers there. 
Submitted: September 2, 2015

Erica Conway — Naperville, Illinois,  was hired as a physical education teacher at the elementary school where she completed her student teaching. After the first week of class, she reported that everything was fantastic! 
Submitted: August 28, 2015

Samantha (Nelson) Sanchez — Oshkosh, WI,  married Jared Sanchez on June 13, 2015, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where they now reside. Their wedding party included fellow Carthage alumna Marissa Weiler '15. 
Submitted: July 21, 2015

2014

Nicole Devine... you are an Ironman!
Nicole Devine... you are an Ironman!

Nicole Devine — Elk Grove Village, IL,  finished her first Ironman with a time of 14'09"02 on September 12, 2021. She is very proud of this accomplishment and would like to thank all of her friends and family for their support. Nicole completed the race for Team World Vision, the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the world. Her fundraising campaign is active for roughly 30 days post-race. She would love and appreciate any and all contributions. The link to donate is: https://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.participant&participantID=253255. 
Submitted: September 13, 2021

Fairytale Wedding in NY!
Fairytale Wedding in NY!

Michael Rodriguez — Aurora, IL,  married Stephanie Rojas on July 11 in New York. Michael is a senior portfolio analytics manager at Pfizer and a managing partner at GRWTH Consulting LLC. Stephanie is a mental health counselor who owns a private practice in New York City. Greg Volpendesta '14 served as the best man. 
Submitted: August 31, 2021

Kasey (Dallman) and Hurue Paulos
Kasey (Dallman) and Hurue Paulos

Kasey (Dallman) Paulos — Oak Creek, WI,  married Hurue Paulos on June 9, 2019 at the Racine Zoo while surrounded by fellow Carthaginians. 
Submitted: August 7, 2019

Mr. and Mrs. Lange
Mr. and Mrs. Lange

Taylor (McAdams) Lange — Sycamore, IL,  married Grant Lange on June 15, 2019 in Neenah, WI. 
Submitted: July 31, 2019

Presenting research at the national Active Living Conference
Presenting research at the national Active Living Conference

Tyler Prochnow — Manitowoc, WI,  received a research grant from the Baylor University Research Council. He will be studying the impact physical activity and friendships have on children at Boys & Girls Clubs. He will be doing his research in both Kenosha and Waco, TX. Mr. Prochnow is currently pursuing a PhD at Baylor University and plans to graduate in summer of 2020. 
Submitted: May 1, 2019

Christina (Sumwalt) Munger — Salem, WI,  married Neil Munger on July 14, 2018 in northern Wisconsin. Guests included their four children, family and friends. Christina currently works as a Probation & Parole Agent in Kenosha. 
Submitted: March 15, 2019

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Samantha (Anderson) Einarsson & Atli Einarsson 2015 — Hampshire, Illinois & Selfoss, Iceland,  celebrated their marriage on August 11, 2018 with many Carthage alumni standing by their side. They said, "we are forever grateful towards Carthage College; not only have we obtained wonderful jobs through our education at Carthage, but gained life long friends and a life long partner with one another." 
Submitted: November 22, 2018

The Happy Couple
The Happy Couple

Devyn Conway — Bolingbrook, IL,  became engaged to Michael Courtney at the end of March. They are planning a Chicago wedding for the summer of '19. Michael works at a clean energy company in Chicago and Devyn works as a School Psychologist in the Naperville area. 
Submitted: August 2, 2018

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Ann O'Leary — Evansville, WI,  got engaged to Matthew Gundlach '14 at the top of the Wisconsin State Capital in November 2017. They're looking forward to a winter wedding with family and friends. Both currently work in Madison. 
Submitted: July 5, 2018

Connor McCurrie and Rebecca Burns
Connor McCurrie and Rebecca Burns

Connor McCurrie & Rebecca Burns 2014 — Chicago, IL,  are celebrating their recent engagement. The couple met on campus their Freshman year in 2010 and will be married this coming August. 
Submitted: March 6, 2018

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Erica Richards — Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin,  announced her engagement to Gregory Carpenter. Erica graduated with a degree in elementary education and is employed by 21st Century Preparatory School. Gregory attends Gateway Technical College, pursing a degree in criminal justice. He is employed by the United States Postal Service. 
Submitted: November 28, 2017

Andrew Rosenberg — Mount Pleasant, WI,  earned a Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame Law School and served as the executive development editor for the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy. Andrew is excited to begin his local law practice at Knuteson, Kinkston & Quinn, S.C. in Racine, Wisconsin. 
Submitted: November 28, 2017

Nicholas Panicola — Bensenville, IL,  Bensenville, Illinois, became a village trustee when the newly elected mayor nominated him to a vacant seat on the Bensenville board. Nicholas was also promoted to assistant vice president of loan operations at Pan American Bank & Trust, managing the booking and servicing of a $285 million loan portfolio.  
Submitted: August 13, 2017

College of Education and Human Development Graduation Ceremony
College of Education and Human Development Graduation Ceremony

Diane K Hahn , M.Ed. — Saskatoon, SK, Canada,  graduated with a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota in May 2016. She specialized in English as a Second Language and will continue to teach in her third year at Jefferson Community School, part of Minneapolis Public Schools, in fall 2016. 
Submitted: May 16, 2016

Tina Campbell — Kenosha,  and Thomas Reardon married on April 16, 2016. 
Submitted: March 29, 2016

Stephanie Larson — Baldwin, Wisconsin,  accepted a teaching job for the Lower Kuskokwim School District as the second- and third-grade teacher in Nightmute, Alaska. 
Submitted: September 29, 2015

Samantha Nelson — Oshkosh, Wisconsin,  accepted a new position at the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce as member relations manager and began working there in March. She previously was a media consultant at Oshkosh Northwestern Media. On June 13, 2015, she married Jared Sanchez. 
Submitted: June 5, 2015

KelliAnn Elizabeth (Anderson) Rubrecht — Cumberland, Wisconsin,  has moved to the western suburbs of Chicago for a new job as an operator at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. She works in the main control room, as one of the employees who oversee the whole accelerator complex, tune up the machines, and do troubleshooting and maintenance when things break — something she says happens "frequently." Ms. Rubrecht writes that she "never would have got this amazing job if I hadn't gone to Carthage." She adds that she's not the first Physics Department graduate to work at Fermilab, "and I think that really speaks volumes about the quality of Carthage's physics program." 
Submitted: June 4, 2015

Alyssa (Miller) Vincze & Demetri 2013 — Maplewood, Minnesota,  were married Aug. 9, 2014. Through a contact of Professor Mark Snavely, Alyssa landed a job as an actuarial analyst with Milliman IntelliScript in Milwaukee. She continues to pursue the Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) designation and has passed two of the exams since graduation. Demetri spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Racine, Wisconsin, where he worked on various projects related to homelessness. He is attending the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was awarded the La Follette Fellowship and Stone Scholarship. 
Submitted: February 16, 2015

Brooke Hamer — Mahtomedi, Minnesota ,  was accepted into the University of St. Thomas: School of Law and will begin Fall 2015. After meeting Carthage Trustee Dennis Monroe at an alumni event, Mr. Monroe offered to write Brooke a law school letter of recommendation. She is grateful for his generosity and the connection -- and she is excited to begin law school this fall! 
Submitted: February 11, 2015

Vivian Onano — Kisumu, Kenya,  has been appointed to serve on the UN Women Global Civil Society Advisory Group. The 25 global members of the group advise the executive director of UN Women on ways to advance gender equality and women's empowerment. 
Submitted: February 9, 2015

Illana Brooks — Kenosha,  is employed at Women & Children's Horizons as the Restraining Order Advocate and Living Free Facilitator.  
Submitted: February 6, 2015

Merry (Gilly) Blakey & Nick Blakey 2014 — Indianapolis, IN,  were married on August 30, 2014 in Mahomet, IL. Their wedding party included other Carthage grads Jason Lobojko '14, Andrew Olinger '12, Carissa Pearlman '13, and Akinyi Ooko-Ombaka '14. Nick and Merry moved to Indianapolis where he is a web developer at Gannett Digital and she is an account manager at American Marketing and Publishing.  
Submitted: December 7, 2014

2013

Katarina McGuire — Monore, WI,  I will graduate this year with a MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University where I have been noted as a "Distinguished Graduate Student" for the School of Justice and Safety as well as "Graduate Assistant of the Year" (2019-20). I plan to seek out a PhD program where I can further explore my research interests and eventually give back to the educational community from which I have gained so much. 
Submitted: February 15, 2021

Alexa (Alexa Konieczny) Konieczny , LPC & Brian (Konieczny) 2013 — Glendale Heights, IL,  Welcome Lincoln Alexander Konieczny, the cutest and happiest baby in the world! 
Submitted: January 23, 2021

Reese Evelyn Plagge
Reese Evelyn Plagge

Kelsey (Blumer) Plagge & Kevin Plagge 2012 — Antioch, IL,  Kevin and Kelsey (Blumer) Plagge of Antioch, IL celebrated the birth of their baby girl, Reese Evelyn Plagge, in October 2020. 
Submitted: December 1, 2020

Charity Perez and William DiGioia marry at the site of the film, "Groundhog Day," on April 18, 2020.
Charity Perez and William DiGioia marry at the site of the film, "Groundhog Day," on April 18, 2020.

Charity Ann (Charity Perez) DiGioia & William DiGioia (William DiGioia) — Racine, Wisconsin,  Charity Perez and William DiGioia were married in midst of the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown on April 18, 2020. Ironically, the marriage ceremony took place took place at the film site of the movie, "Groundhog Day,' in Woodstock Square in Woodstock, Illinois. 
Submitted: November 16, 2020

Andrea (Winbigler) Eiter & Tim (Eiter) 2012 — Hainesville, IL,  Graduated with her Master of Arts degree in Spanish Education from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in the summer of 2020. 
Submitted: September 9, 2020

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Sarah (Brown) Cahill & Tony Cahill (Cramer) — Madison, WI,  are pleased to announce their marriage on August 8th, 2020 at Cedar Creek Park in Fairmont, MN. A private ceremony was held during the Cedar Creek Open. The couple will reside in Monona, WI. 
Submitted: August 18, 2020

Mom, Dad, and newborn Silas
Mom, Dad, and newborn Silas

Sadie (Buboltz) Buboltz-Dubs — DePere, WI,  welcomed a son, Silas Anthony, on June 6, 2019. 
Submitted: July 19, 2019

Margaret (Knowles) Kamm
Margaret (Knowles) Kamm

Margaret (Knowles) Kamm , Esq. — Lockport, IL,  graduated magna cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Following the Illinois Bar, she will join ReedSmith LLP. 
Submitted: May 29, 2019

Katarina McGuire — Monroe, WI,  will be attending Eastern Kentucky University's School of Justice Studies to pursue a Master of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice this fall as well as assume a Graduate Assistant position. Ms. McGuire previously attended the University of Manchester ('15) in the U.K. and earned a MS in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. Ms. McGuire is looking forward to the new challenge and direction her life has taken and thanks everyone from the Carthage community who has supported her thus far. 
Submitted: May 9, 2019

Alexa (Cairo) Konieczny & Brian — Lisle, IL,  were married on October 26, 2018. 
Submitted: April 15, 2019

Lukas Benjamen Kamm
Lukas Benjamen Kamm

Margaret M. (Knowles) Kamm — Lockport, IL,  and her husband, Nathan, and daughter, Alice, welcomed Lukas Benjamen Kamm on December 4, 2018. 
Submitted: March 8, 2019

Brian Konieczny & Alexa (Cairo) 2013 — Lisle, IL,  married on October 26, 2018 in Lisle, IL. 
Submitted: December 12, 2018

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Brian Anderson — Batavia, IL,  graduated from the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. Pictured: Megan (Camiliere) Fullmer '13, Alex Nelson '13, Sam (Halwix) Nelson '13, Ann O’Leary '14, Brian Anderson '14, Katie Hetzner '13, Jeremy Fullmer '13, Matt Gundlach '14, and Dylan Wells '14 in Quantico, Virginia for the USMC OCS Graduation. 
Submitted: November 18, 2018

Taylor McAdams — Sycamore, IL,  got engaged to Grant Lange on August 10th. They closed on their new house the same day. 
Submitted: November 15, 2018

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Megan (Szabo) Armendariz — Valparaiso, IN,  married Francisco Armendariz in front of family and friends on Nov. 10, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. 
Submitted: August 12, 2018

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Elise (Johnson) Martinez — Beach Park, IL,  gave birth to her first daughter. She and her husband, Luis, welcomed Amelia Rose on Sept. 11. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 21 inches. 
Submitted: December 9, 2017

Dan Dick & Lauren (Burleson) 2014 — Kenosha, WI,  Kenosha, welcomed a daughter, Zoey Grace, on Aug. 12. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth.  
Submitted: August 30, 2017

Jason Lund — Waco, TX,  married May 27 in Estes Park, Colorado. Both are pursuing Ph.D. degrees at Baylor University, studying political science with an emphasis on political philosophy. 
Submitted: May 19, 2017

Alumni Hiking Appalachian Trail
Alumni Hiking Appalachian Trail

Rachel Lynn (Jason) Gamarra & Andrew Gamarra 2010 — Naperville, IL,  Six Carthage alumni hiked the Appalachian Trail: Andrew Gamarra ’10, Aaron Dirck ’12, Greg Pignataro ’12, Rachel (Jason) Gamarra ’13, Taylor Capek ’14, and Angie Walinski ’14. 
Submitted: May 9, 2017

Carissa Pearlman and Francisco Jimenez celebrate their marriage in Cozumel, Mexico
Carissa Pearlman and Francisco Jimenez celebrate their marriage in Cozumel, Mexico

Carissa Pearlman — St. Charles, Illinois ,  married longtime love Francisco Jimenez in his hometown of Cozumel, Mexico on July 27, 2016. Guests included maid of honor Meredith (Gilly) Blakey ’14 and Nicholas Blakey ’14. 
Submitted: March 11, 2017

Andrea (Winbigler) Eiter & Tim Eiter 2012 — Mundelein, IL,  married Aug. 13, 2016, in Carthage’s A. F. Siebert Chapel. Carthage graduates in attendance include: Taylor McAdams, Chris Brucher, Ian Sokoloski, Krzysztof Kowal, Mike Moravek, Terry Wehrman, Amanda Stanis, Kelsey Blumer, Kelsey Frey, Brea Beelow, Ellen Smialek, Karin Wirth, Ryan O'Reilly, Cassidy Reinhard, Amy Wille, Elliot Culp, Ian Brodie, Kevin Plagge, Isa Toledo. Not pictured: Dani Navarro, Elaine Walton, and Mardell Fisher. 
Submitted: January 16, 2017

Kimberly (Arlington) Parks & Dan Parks 2012 — Palatine, IL,  married August 24, 2016. 
Submitted: January 10, 2017

Katarina McGuire — Monroe, WI,  received a Master of Science in innovation management and entrepreneurship after studying at the University of Manchester in England. It was an incredible experience, she says. She has returned to Wisconsin and would like to thank her family and friends for their support.  
Submitted: November 11, 2016

Louis R. Tillman , IV — Lawrenceville, GA,  received the Hawkinson Foundation scholarship for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is using his spiritual gifts of discipleship, vision, and prophetic voice, as well as his strong passion for ministry in the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), to positively impact food justice, racial justice ministries, and black liberation theology. 
Submitted: October 12, 2016

Eric Ceci & Meagan (Sather) — Clifton, Illinois,  married longtime love Meagan Sather on Sept. 19, 2015. They live near the area where both of them grew up. Since 2014, Eric has served as Emergency Management Agency coordinator for Iroquois County and emergency preparedness coordinator for the county’s Public Health Department. 
Submitted: September 29, 2016

Strawberry Creek June 25, 2016
Strawberry Creek June 25, 2016

Jon Mason Cooke & Lauren Ann (Jensen) 2014 — Hobart, IN,  married June 25 in Kenosha. Jon reports that they “found true love on the shores of Lake Michigan” when he was a senior and Lauren was a junior. 
Submitted: September 8, 2016

Katarina McGuire — Monroe, Wisconsin,  reported she will receive her Master of Science in innovation management and entrepreneurship after studying at the University of Manchester in England since September 2014. She has returned to Wisconsin and is now job hunting. 
Submitted: January 7, 2016

MacArthur Engstrand — Olympia Fields, IL,  graduated from Air Force basic training in May as an airman first class and was part of the Honor Flight. He then graduated from technical school in June and has since reported to his first duty station. He adds that the Air Force has treated him very well and that he’s “thankful for the background and educational foundation that Carthage College has provided me in setting me up for success within the Air Force! GO, RED MEN!” 
Submitted: August 3, 2015

Sarah Becker — Kenosha,  who just graduated from Carthage as a studio art major, has a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d61gvRg_mY&feature=youtu.be She is one of 13 featured artists in the Emerging Artists Exhibition at the Hidden River Art Festival at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wisconsin. 
Submitted: October 14, 2014

Joshua Grimm — Okauchee, Wisconsin,  had his classics senior thesis entitled "Deep-Flowing: Rivers and the Obstacles to Heroic Aspirations in the IIiad" published in Stanford University's journal Aisthesis in Spring 2014. Josh, a double major in classics and Great Ideas, was also part of the SURE program at Carthage. 
Submitted: October 13, 2014

Kayla Arbet — Burlington, Wis. ,  landed a job that she really enjoys at IRIS USA Inc. in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Her position is marketing coordinator. She is responsible for gathering consumer and market information, assisting category managers with product and package development, and coordinating trade shows.  
Submitted: June 4, 2014

Tyler Zumbrock — Antioch, Ill. ,  a music education graduate, graduated from Navy officer training in Rhode Island on March 14, 2014.  
Submitted: May 30, 2014

Katrina Punzel — Janesville, Wis. ,  recently became engaged and successfully started a new student organization — the Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association (SERSA), UW-Madison Chapter — while earning her master's degree. The chapter hopes to become affiliated with the international association, SER. 
Submitted: May 30, 2014

Katie Niemeyer — Chatfield, Minn.,  is very excited to inform that she has accepted the offer to study international agricultural development at the University of California, Davis, in Fall 2014. She also was accepted to a program at Cornell. 
Submitted: May 30, 2014

MacArthur Engstrand — Olympia Fields, Ill.,  made the decision to serve, protect, and defend the country in July 2013 and officially was sworn into the United States Air Force in March 2014. He will graduate from basic training at an advanced rank of (E-3) Airman First Class. MacArthur hopes to utilize the first-class liberal arts education that he received while at Carthage to the fullest extent to learn a new skill in his new military career. Carthage is a very special place to him and he will be forever grateful to all of the wonderful people who he met throughout his time on campus, be it friends, faculty or other staff personnel. He appreciates the foundation that Carthage College has given him. GO RED MEN and LADY REDS! 
Submitted: March 4, 2014

Katarina McGuire — Monroe, Wis,  was accepted into Manchester Business School in Manchester, England. She will pursue a master's degree in innovation management and entrepreneurship. Katarina sends her thanks to every faculty and staff member and student who has helped her along the way. 
Submitted: January 8, 2014

Earl Zimmerman — Wausau, Wis.,  Jan. 14, 2013. Born July 20, 1930, in Dearborn County, Ind., Earl Zimmerman devoted his life to the church. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on June 1, 1953, and with a bachelor of divinity degree from the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary, also in Columbus, on June 2, 1957. He interned at Peace Lutheran Church in Oshkosh, Wis., where he met his wife, Dolores. He and Delores L. Plotz were married at the church on June 15, 1957. His first parish was Faith Lutheran Church in Cuba City, Wis., from 1957 to 1959. On Oct. 25, 1959, he was installed at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Rothschild, Wis., where he helped the congregation grow from approximately 100 baptized members to more than 1,500. In his 35 years of ministry, he officiated at 893 baptisms, 1,191 confirmations, 409 marriages, and 190 funerals. He also had numerous synod capacities, including serving on Carthage’s Board of Trustees from 1983 to 1988. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; daughters Deborah Shuda of Stevens Point, Wis., and Sheila Smoke of Black River Falls, Wis.; sons David of Woodbury, Minn.; Daniel of Loyal, Wis.; and Dean of De Pere, Wis.; foster sons Lee Reeds of Wausau, Wis.; and Dell Reeds of Rockford, Ill.; sister, Evelyn Beneker of Brookville, Ind.; and 13 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters Laura Mang, Anne Sweeney, Mable Beneker, and Eileen; and brothers Carl, Ralph, and Edward.  
Submitted: May 6, 2013

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Nathan Gerowitz — Palatine, IL,  co-wrote the recently published book “Letters to Our Younger Selves" with Carthage biology professors Paul Martino and Justin Miller. 
Submitted: May 24, 2021

Nathan Giebel — Chicago, Illinois,  married Sarah Goldenberg on Sept. 26 in a socially distanced outdoor ceremony in Highland Park, Illinois. 
Submitted: October 1, 2020

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Kelly (Munger) Hinck & Rem (Hinck) — South Beloit, IL,  gave birth to Maddox Stephen Wesley Hinck on May 7, 2020. 
Submitted: August 5, 2020

Kati (Pedersen) Hand — Mt. Juliet, TN,  married Brendan Hand on September 9, 2019, in Lincolnshire, IL. Her wedding party included Ashley Wulf '12. 
Submitted: February 11, 2020

Bill Montemayor — Elk Grove, Illinois,  was promoted from assistant coach to head coach of the baseball team at Buffalo Grove High School in Illinois. 
Submitted: November 7, 2019

Rhiannon McHugh — Milwaukee,WI,  spent her 30th birthday cruising the riverways around Milwaukee celebrating “ funeral style” with classmates Matt Lawler ‘11 and Sammy Newman 11’. 
Submitted: August 27, 2019

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Kelly (Munger) Hinck — South Beloit, IL,  and Rem Hinck were married July 6 in Rockford, Illinois. The wedding party also included Taylor Blenderman ‘12 and Glen Nielsen ’12. 
Submitted: August 27, 2019

Amber Bakkum , PhD — Milwaukee, WI,  graduated with my PhD in Biochemistry from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in May 2019. 
Submitted: July 31, 2019

Miss Marie Sarantakis
Miss Marie Sarantakis

Marie Sarantakis , J.D. — Hinsdale, IL,  recently was recognized as a 2019 Illinois SuperLawyer by Thomson Reuters and featured in Chicago magazine as a Rising Star. Miss Sarantakis is a principal attorney of Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd. 
Submitted: June 1, 2019

Sarah (Goldsworthy) Anderson — Wonder Lake, IL,  and her husband, Ian, welcomed their first child, Charlotte "Charlie" Anderson, on April 10, 2019. 
Submitted: May 10, 2019

Molly Suzanne Procaccini
Molly Suzanne Procaccini

Elena (Tobolt) Procaccini — Saint Paul, MN,  and husband Tony, welcome their baby, Molly Suzanne, on September 16, 2018. Mrs. Procaccini is an auditor for Wells Fargo. 
Submitted: April 18, 2019

Michelle and Eric Hughes
Michelle and Eric Hughes

Michelle (Sconzert) Hughes — Kenosha, WI,  married Eric Hughes on December 31st, 2017 at River Bend Nature Center in Racine, WI. They honeymooned in Cocoa Beach, Florida. 
Submitted: March 12, 2019

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Ramona Kreis & Jhon Cuesta 2012 — Tampa, FL,  were married in 2017. Their son, Mateo Cuesta Kreis, was born on October 7, 2018. Ramona and Jhon were both former Target Language Experts while at Carthage. 
Submitted: November 19, 2018

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Maxwell Klatt & Alexis (Neumann) 2013 — Wausau, WI,  got engaged on October 19th and married on October 20th, 2018. They met in 2012 on a J-Term trip to Ireland. 
Submitted: October 29, 2018

Bree McMahon — Appleton, WI,  received her Masters of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University. At graduation she received the Wings on Wings award, given by the Dean to a graduating student who has demonstrated a willingness to make significant contributions to the College of Design Community at NC State. She has accepted a position as a tenure-track Professor of Graphic Design within the School of Art at the University of Arkansas and will start her career in academia this fall. 
Submitted: May 30, 2018

James and Morgan on the their wedding day
James and Morgan on the their wedding day

James Neylan & Morgan Neylan (Boelkes) 2016 — Boise, Idaho,  married Oct. 14. 
Submitted: December 15, 2017

Kevin and Kelsey Plagge
Kevin and Kelsey Plagge

Kevin Plagge & Kelsey (Blumer) 2013 — Lindenhurst, Illinois,  married June 17 in South Beloit, Illinois. The wedding party included Carthage alumni Amanda Stanis ’13, Brea Beelow ’13, Andrea (Winbigler) Eiter ’13, Samantha (Halwix) Nelson ’13, Kelsey (Frey) Tummillo ’13, Al Smith ’12, Dylan Wells ’14, Camden Harrison ’10, and Nathan Gerowitz ’12. 
Submitted: October 7, 2017

Audrey (Henning) Torcaso, PhD
Audrey (Henning) Torcaso, PhD

Audrey (Henning) Torcaso , Ph.D — Kenosha,  graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a doctoral degree in biomedical science. She successfully defended her dissertation in early September and by unanimous vote received a Ph.D with distinction, a rare honor. 
Submitted: October 3, 2017

Abrah (Volden) Koeppel — Poynette, WI,  Poynette, Wisconsin, married Michael Koeppel on July 28 with a small, family-centered ceremony in Portage, Wisconsin.  
Submitted: August 28, 2017

Maria Sarantakis — Genoa City, WI,  Genoa City, Wisconsin, was recognized as one of the top 10 family law attorneys under 40 in Illinois, according to the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. Marie is the founding member of North Shore Law Group Ltd. in Western Springs, Illinois.  
Submitted: August 13, 2017

Steven M. Jankowski — Lockport, IL,  Lockport, Illinois, was accepted into the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. He is teaching English in Nagasaki Prefecture, where he studied abroad during junior year. 
Submitted: June 2, 2017

Kaitlin (Lowry) Fuller & Brendan Fuller 2011 — Franklin, WI,  married April 23, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin. They met through their Greek organizations, Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Upsilon. Six Carthage alumni were a part of the ceremony: Maggie (Knowles) Kamm ’13, Erica (Dahl) Skaar ’11, Maggie Burton ’11, Coty Tatge ’12, Dana Peters ’10, and Matt Read ’09. 
Submitted: February 21, 2017

Brigid (Rodgers) Harris — Kenosha, WI,  married Ron Harris on Aug. 6, 2016. 
Submitted: February 16, 2017

Tyler and Kristen Nelsen
Tyler and Kristen Nelsen

Kristen (Flickinger) Nelsen & Tyler Nelsen 2011 — Madison, WI,  were married in Madison, WI on August 10, 2013. They met in 2008 at Carthage through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on campus.  
Submitted: June 7, 2016

David Hoeft , DPM — New Lenox, Illinois,  graduated with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Des Moines University Medical School on May 28. David moved to Chicago for a three-year surgical residency in foot and ankle surgery beginning in June. David is engaged to Katelynn Burkett, with a wedding planned for June 3, 2017. 
Submitted: June 2, 2016

Kathryn (Szczesniak) Brown — Hoffman Estates, Illinois,  married Andrew Brown '10 on May 24, 2015. Other Carthage alumni in attendance included Kristin Dahlman '12, Brendan Connolly '11, Stephen Vogt '10, and Bradley Urias '10. 
Submitted: January 14, 2016

Carthage family with Bree and Sean (middle)
Carthage family with Bree and Sean (middle)

Bree McMahon — Appleton, Wisconsin,  married Sean Hornyak '10 on Sept. 5, 2015, in Appleton. The bridal party included three other Carthage grads: groomsman Kevin Newman '12, usher Klayton Reed '12, and bridesmaid Tess Beltran '12. Thirty other Carthage alumni, as well as Professor Laura Huaracha (Bree’s advisor) helped them celebrate the start of their new adventure.  
Submitted: November 17, 2015

Kim (Deal) Weston — Evergreen Park, Illinois,  and her husband, Andrew Weston, announce the birth of their daughter, Jessa Grace Weston. She was born July 7, 2015. 
Submitted: November 3, 2015

Nathaniel and Mari Card
Nathaniel and Mari Card

Mari Elizabeth (Panzer) Card & Nathaniel (Card) 2012 — Appleton, Wisconsin,  married in Appleton, Wisconsin, on July 11. Members of the wedding party included best man Nathaniel “Bo” Swantek ’12, as well as bridesmaids Katie Schmidt ’12 and Maren Schutz ’15. Katie and Maren sang and played piano during the ceremony. Other musicians included professors James Ripley and Dimitri Shapovalov, and alumni Adya Kusyk ’11, Drew Scott ’12, Fletcher Paulsen ’15, Adam Vande Ven ’14 and Preston Smith ’14. Mari and Nate both studied music at Carthage and loved having so many Carthage musicians help to celebrate their marriage. 
Submitted: August 11, 2015

Mr. & Mrs. Reed
Mr. & Mrs. Reed

Michelle (Tumberger) Reed & Klayton (Reed) 2012 — Arlington Heights, IL,  were married in Chicago on October 4, 2014. They met their sophomore year at Carthage. Their wedding party included Katie Crimmins '12, who was the maid of honor, Kim Boccard '12, James Neylan '12, Garrett Boelkes '12 and Derek Hall '12.  
Submitted: October 22, 2014

Elena (Tobolt ) Procaccini — New Brighton, Minnesota,  married Tony Procaccini on July 19, 2014.  
Submitted: October 14, 2014

Rachel Monroe & Don (Shoemaker) 2011 — Rolling Meadows, Illinois,  were married in Newton, Iowa, on Oct. 5, 2013.  
Submitted: October 13, 2014

Photo Credit: Caynay Photography
Photo Credit: Caynay Photography

Kelly (Emanuelson) Henning — Greendale, Wisconsin,  and Sam Henning were married on July 12, 2014, in Chicago. They finally tied the knot after dating for eight years throughout high school and college. Their wedding party included Brittany Chesonis '12, who was the maid of honor. Sam works as a construction coordinator at BSI, and Kelly is a special education teacher.  
Submitted: August 15, 2014

First Dance
First Dance

Travis Horan & Tara (Davies) 2013 — Grayslake, Illinois,  were married on Aug. 1, 2014, in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. 
Submitted: August 13, 2014

The happy couple!
The happy couple!

Emily Sorensen — Muskego, Wis.,  married David Clausen on Sept. 21, 2013, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The wedding party included Erin Martin '09 and Sara (May '10) Gutche. 
Submitted: September 30, 2013

Katie Stavrides — Park Ridge, Ill.,  is currently serving in an Americorps program called FEMA Corps. FEMA Corps is a 10-month commitment to service focusing on the field of natural disaster relief work. As a mass care specialist, Katie’s duties can include setting up mass evacuations and feeding and sheltering entire communities. She is currently deployed in New York assisting the recovery process of Hurricane Sandy. 
Submitted: May 6, 2013

Brooke Mix — Westfield, Ind., was a lab assistant and undergraduate researcher in a project studying innovative arthritis research for dogs. 
Submitted: July 25, 2012

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Marna (Larson) Bestul — Cudahy, WI,  and her husband, Paul, welcomed a daughter, Aurora Ruth "Rory" Bestul, on November 4, 2021. 
Submitted: March 23, 2022

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Samantha (Florio) Hampe — Mount Prospect, IL,  and her husband, Brian, welcomed their first child on Dec. 28. Carter James Hampe weighed 10 pounds and measured 22 inches long. 
Submitted: March 9, 2022

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Cecilia (Grove) Morine — Erie, IL,  welcomed a new baby in May 2021. 
Submitted: February 9, 2022

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Cecilia (Grove) Morine — Erie, IL,  Mrs. Cecilia (Grove) Morine -- (Class of 2011) was married in May of 2019. 
Submitted: February 9, 2022

Marie Sarantakis with her newly released best-selling divorce guide
Marie Sarantakis with her newly released best-selling divorce guide

Marie Sarantakis , Esq. — Genoa City, WI,  released "How to Divorce a Narcissist and Win," which ranked No. 9 among best-sellers in Amazon's Divorce and Separation Family Law category during the book's first week. 
Submitted: July 24, 2021

Timothy Blazek — Milledgeville, IL,  spent 8 years in the military service and did 4 tours. He graduated basic training at the top of his class. He is teaching English in South America. 
Submitted: June 30, 2021

Charles Buzzy Brown , III — Aurora IL,  teaches physical education at Doerfler Elementary School in Milwaukee and hip hop classes at four studios. A two-time track and field All-American at Carthage, he continues to train in the long jump with a goal to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials in June. 
Submitted: October 3, 2020

Clay Aleck Robertson — Greendale, WI,  served five years in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division after receiving his Bachelor's Degree from Carthage. Subsequently, he was accepted into Tallinn University and received his Master’s Degree in International Relations in June of 2019. Mr. Robertson currently resides and works in Tallinn, Estonia. 
Submitted: May 17, 2020

Brad Fortney — Kenosha, WI,  became a special education teacher, girls' track coach, and assistant football coach at Enterprise (Alabama ) High School. 
Submitted: November 7, 2019

Stephanie Drymalski — Liberal, KS,  was a regional semifinalist for the 2020 Teacher of the Year award, sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education. She teaches music at the elementary level. 
Submitted: October 2, 2019

Theodore Weber
Theodore Weber

Matt Weber & Lindsey (Reith) 2011 — Sun Prairie, WI,  welcomed their son Theodore Weber on June 24th, 2019 at 4:56 pm. He was 9lbs 13 ounces and 21 inches long. 
Submitted: August 10, 2019

Alivia Estelle Detert
Alivia Estelle Detert

Allie (Marshall) Detert — Lodi, WI,  and her husband, James, welcomed their first daughter, Alivia Estelle Detert at 7:28pm on Friday, February 15th. She weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Congratulations on your new addition to your family! 
Submitted: March 7, 2019

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Lauren (Bianchi) Scanlan — Carol Stream, IL,  joined the Community High School District 94 board. Lauren earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education and theater with a secondary education minor from Carthage and earned a master's degree in education administration from Grand Canyon University. Scanlan teaches third grade at Winnebago Elementary School in Glendale Heights in Marquardt Elementary District 15, and currently serves as principal of the district's summer school program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. A committed volunteer, Scanlan has been very active with two youth leadership organizations for the past eight years, helping students build leadership skills and complete community service. Scanlan lives in Carol Stream with her husband, Eric, and son, Russell. Scanlan will serve on the District 94 school board until April 2019, when the remaining two years of the term (until April 2021) will be filled via election. 
Submitted: November 7, 2018

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Elizabeth (Reynolds) Reynolds — Niles, IL,  welcomed her first daughter, Nova Monroe, with her boyfriend, Corey, on July 1, 2018. Nova weighed 8lbs, 4oz and was 20 inches long. 
Submitted: August 27, 2018

Theodore was making some splashes at the Koenitzer Aquatic Center (maybe he’ll follow in his mom’s footsteps).
Theodore was making some splashes at the Koenitzer Aquatic Center (maybe he’ll follow in his mom’s footsteps).

Amanda (Croix) Patzke & Matthew Patzke 2012 — Racine, WI,  welcomed their first child, Theodore Leonard Patzke on March 8, 2018. Theodore weighed 6 lbs 12 oz and was 19 inches long. 
Submitted: August 20, 2018

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Kimberley (Loden) Curfman & Alex — Lodi, CA,  welcomed her second daughter, Eleanor (Nora) on April 8, 2018 with her husband Alex. Nora was born safely at home and delivered by her dad. 
Submitted: August 14, 2018

Brian Schoettler — Kenosha, WI,  was featured on the national radio show Pipedreams on February 5. Schoettler was featured playing Buxtehude's Magnificat at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. The recording is from a performance of Eastman organ students, during Schoettler's graduate studies. Schoettler was a double major in organ performance and instrumental music education at Carthage, and was active in the Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble as well as performing frequently on Carthage's Fritsch Memorial Organ in Siebert Chapel. 
Submitted: February 7, 2018

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Zawadi (Mageni) Mageni-Mboma — Tanzania,  won a $100,000 grant through one of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's funding initiatives to improve access to medical supplies in her home country. A research scientist with Ifakara Health Institute, she was awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations grant in November. IHI colleague and fellow Carthage graduate Samson Kiware '07 is among the co-investigators on the project. While crumbling roads impede deliveries to remote community health centers in Tanzania, Ms. Mageni-Mboma noticed that shopkeepers replenish their kiosks regularly. Under the 18-month grant, the team of five will train some of those shopkeepers to safely transport medicine and other critical supplies. To cap off a memorable month, Ms. Mageni-Mboma got married Nov. 25, with several other alumni attending. 
Submitted: January 23, 2018

Christina Marie Konecki , Ph.D — Barrington, Illinois,  graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in December with a doctorate in polymer science and engineering. 
Submitted: December 17, 2017

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Katie (Duke) Sebens — Minneapolis,  and her husband, Justin, welcomed daughter Kelsey Rose on Nov. 8, 2017. 
Submitted: December 14, 2017

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Tommy Novak — Long Grove, Illinois,  was nominated for a 2016 Jeff Award in the category of Actor in a Principal Role – Musical for his performance in “The Producers”. He also played Horton the Elephant in “Seussical” for an educational tour of China and, more recently, portrayed Mr. Braithwaite in “Billy Elliot the Musical” with Chicago’s Porchlight Music Theatre. 
Submitted: November 8, 2017

Kelli (Wodrich) Kuehn & Shawn Kuehn — Burlington, WI,  Burlington, Wisconsin, married Shawn Kuehn on April 22 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, with Carthage friends there to celebrate. 
Submitted: June 23, 2017

Michelle J. Pelka , MD — Raphine, Virginia,  has moved on to UCLA for pediatric residency to earn an MD and practice medicine. After graduating from Carthage, she completed six more years of education at Chicago Medical School. 
Submitted: June 1, 2017

Alex Veloz & Jody Veloz (Grisamore) — Saint Charles, IL,  writes that he married his best friend, Jody (Grisamore) Veloz, on Sept. 10. Three Carthage alumni were part of the wedding party: Morgan Lasley ’11, Ian Brodie ’11, and CheeNou Lee ’11. 
Submitted: October 4, 2016

Justin Sebens & Katie (Duke) 2011 — Brooklyn Park, Minnesota,  Welcomed son Carson Walter Sebens on Nov. 27, 2015. 
Submitted: January 23, 2016

Janice Kosinski - 2015 WI PTA Outstanding Educator Award
Janice Kosinski - 2015 WI PTA Outstanding Educator Award

Janice Kosinski , M.Ed. — Sturtevant, WI,  was presented the 2015 Wisconsin PTA Outstanding Educator Award for the secondary level. Ten years after starting in the Master of Education program at Carthage, Janice was nominated by the Parent-Teacher-Student-Association at Jerstad-Agerholm Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin, where she works as a special education inclusion teacher. The award honors teachers who are actively involved with students and families in their schools and recognizes excellence in teaching effectiveness, as well as involvement in PTA and community and professional organizations. Nominators wrote that "students Ms. Kosinski works with may have learning or emotional disabilities and she has gone above and beyond to understand their specific needs to create a personalized plan for the students to be successful. As an inclusion teacher, Ms. Kosinski has made a huge impact.” 
Submitted: June 14, 2015

Zawadi Mageni — Tanzania,  co-authored an article on “mapping hotspots of malaria transmission” that was published in January 2015 in Parasites & Vectors, an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal. She is a research assistant at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. 
Submitted: February 9, 2015

Lorenzo Joseph Dal Vecchio
Lorenzo Joseph Dal Vecchio

Melissa (Patrenets) Dal Vecchio & Alessandro Dal Vecchio — Mount Pleasant, WI,  announce the birth of their son, Lorenzo. 
Submitted: November 17, 2014

Allison (Marshall) Detert & James (Detert) — Merrill, WI,  and James Detert were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 11 in Waunakee, WI. A barn reception followed in Arena, WI. Kelsey Rhodes '11 was one of the bridesmaids. Thanks to all of our family and friends for making our wedding day absolutely perfect!  
Submitted: November 4, 2014

Michael Maher — Plainfield, Ill. ,  reports that his research on "Block Copolymers for Lithography" was featured on the cover of Chemical & Engineering News. Michael, who is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Texas-Austin, has accepted an internship position at IBM for the summer. 
Submitted: May 30, 2014

Brad Harmon — Oswego, Ill.,  is working for Oracle in application sales. He recently moved to San Francisco from Chicago. He specifically sells ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) applications to mid-market companies in Northern California. He has been with the company for about six months, exceeding quota in both quarters he has been a part of the company. Prior to this, he worked as a senior business development consultant for Infor. He was a two-time rep of the year and worked strategically on its automotive ERP customers. He obtained over 150 percent of quota in every quarter that he worked there. 
Submitted: January 13, 2014

Amy (Mueller) Savageau — Hartland, Wis. ,  married Mark Savageau on Oct. 5, 2013. 
Submitted: January 13, 2014

Dr. & Mrs. Curfman
Dr. & Mrs. Curfman

Kimberley (Loden) Curfman & Alexander (Curfman) — Kingston, N.Y.,  were married Aug. 17, 2013. The two met in 2010 when Kimberley was a junior at Carthage and Alex was a third-year podiatry student at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Ill. 
Submitted: September 16, 2013

Paige at the anchor desk.
Paige at the anchor desk.

Paige Preusse — St. Charles, Ill.,  has been named weekend evening co-anchor at KHBS/KHOG-TV, the Hearst Television Inc. ABC and CW affiliates serving Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Ark., a top-100 television market. Paige also will report live, local, late-breaking news on-air, and on the station’s digital platforms throughout the week. 
Submitted: August 9, 2013

Zawadi Mageni — Tanzania, said she and three other Carthage alumni from that country (Melkizedeck Akyoo '03, Allen Kuzilwa '03, and Samson Kiware '07) convened for the Christmas holiday. They are trying to set up an alumni chapter to see how they can give back to the College, but, for now, they're happy to be contacts for any Carthage-affiliated person coming to Tanzania. 
Submitted: April 17, 2013

10-20-2012 Torcaso Henning Wedding
10-20-2012 Torcaso Henning Wedding

Joseph S. Torcaso — Addison, Ill., and Audrey Henning '12 were married Oct. 20, 2012. Torasco reports that "Audrey and I met at Carthage while she was a freshman and I was a Sophomore. We became friends in choir and started dating in May of 2010. Thanks, Carthage!" 
Submitted: November 7, 2012

Marna (Larson) Bestul — Milwaukee, Wis., married Paul Bestul on Aug. 11, 2012 in their hometown of Wausau, Wis., at Grace United Church of Christ. She is the daughter of Ron Larson '80 and Cindy Larson '72. Participants in the ceremony included: Dennis Larson '79, Keith Kolstad '81, Andrew Johnson '11, and Leslie Sink '11. Paul is a graduate student in architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Marna works at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts in Milwaukee. 
Submitted: October 23, 2012

Melissa Dal Vecchio — Racine, Wis., and husband Alessandro are proud to announce the birth of their son, Alessio Michael, on April 23, 2012. Alessio was 7 pounds, 18.5 inches.  
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Timothy Blazek — Kenosha, Wis., completed Air Force basic training and earned the rank of Airman First Class. He also finished at the top of his class of 891 graduates at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

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Lauren Hansen '10 releases her first book, Strangers on the Way
Lauren Hansen '10 releases her first book, Strangers on the Way

Lauren Hansen , M.Ed. — Grayslake, Illinois,  is excited to announce the release of her first book, "Strangers on The Way: Finding God Through The People We Meet." In it, Lauren shares 40 inspiring, humorous, and life-defining stories with strangers on the way to discovering the true nature of God. Pick up your copy today on Amazon and join Lauren at the Carthage author book signing at the Alumni College Reunion Weekend in June! 
Submitted: March 5, 2022

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Ryan (N/A) Koessl & Tricia (O'Keefe) 2011 — Kenosha, WI,  welcomed their second child, Tanner, on August 17th, 2021. 
Submitted: February 4, 2022

Madison Marie Hoefler
Madison Marie Hoefler

Carl Hoefler & Tiffany (Gould) 2011 — Kouts, IN,  welcomed their first child, Madison Marie Hoefler, on June 29, 2021. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is the first grandchild on both sides of the family so she will be very spoiled. 
Submitted: August 16, 2021

Bryce M. Ulmer — South Milwaukee, WI,  accepted the position of art director at the Milwaukee-based advertising agency Boelter + Lincoln. 
Submitted: August 10, 2021

Opening day
Opening day

Genevieve (Mundis) Luedtke & Adam (Luedtke) 2010 — Harvard, IL,  moved to Virginia to run a winery and brewery with Adam's parents. Fables & Feathers Winery opened in May 2020 near Roanoke, and the couple say they’re “having a great time learning and growing together.” 
Submitted: July 19, 2021

Wesley M. Janssen
Wesley M. Janssen

Jessica (Arney) Janssen & Zachry (Janssen) 2010 — Naperville, IL,  Zach and Jessica Janssen welcomed their first child, Wesley Mitchell Janssen to their family on September 10, 2020. 
Submitted: February 4, 2021

The Carthage Upgrade!
The Carthage Upgrade!

Brett A Harmeling & Lucía — Houston, TX,  Accepted and attending #1 graduate entrepreneurship program in the US, Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Business. Recently after received an offer from a Private Equity firm to serve as Vice President. 
Submitted: January 30, 2021

The DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.
The DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.

Lauren Hansen — Grayslake, Illinois,  Lauren Hansen '10 serves as the Executive Director of Stand Strong Coalition, a community organization dedicated to reducing substance use among youth in northern Lake County, Illinois. The coalition was recently awarded a five-year $625,000 Drug-Free Communities grant from the federal government, one of 94 coalitions nationwide to receive an additional five years of DFC funding. 
Submitted: January 13, 2021

Katie (Olson) Busse — Grayslake, IL,  Recognized by The Medical, Marketing and Media company as being chosen for their "40 under 40" class. This award is given to individuals of the industry’s sharpest and most creative young minds across a range of employers: from pharma and biotech companies and agencies to device manufacturers, analytics firms, and health media. 
Submitted: February 12, 2020

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Ryan (Koessl) Koessl & Tricia (O'Keefe) 2011 — Kenosha,WI,  welcomed their first child, Easton, on December 11th, 2019. 
Submitted: January 25, 2020

Baby Jamie
Baby Jamie

Allison (Schwartz) Strickland — North Liberty, Iowa,  welcomed James (“Jamie”) Tyler Strickland on May 5, 2019 with her husband, Joey. James was 5lb 9oz, 18.5in long. He joins big brother, Shea. 
Submitted: July 30, 2019

Leah Noël Hoover
Leah Noël Hoover

Amanda (Superczynski) Hoover & Mark Hoover 2010 — Kenosha, WI,  welcomed their first child, Leah Noël Hoover, on Monday, April 29, 2019, at 7:02 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce & measured 18.5 inches long. Leah is a happy, healthy baby! 
Submitted: July 23, 2019

Arya Yelk
Arya Yelk

David Yelk & Samantha (Cruz) 2010 — Fox Lake, IL,  welcomed their second daughter, Arya, in December 2018. 
Submitted: May 1, 2019

Josh '10 and Lauren '10 Lamers
Josh '10 and Lauren '10 Lamers

Josh Lamers & Lauren (Landem) 2010 — St. Paul, MN,  married on February 16, 2019 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They were accompanied by a close group of family, friends, and Carthage alumni. 
Submitted: April 24, 2019

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Josh Lamers — Chicago, IL,  and Lauren Landem '10 will be married in Cabo San Lucas on February 16, 2019. They will be joined by our family, friends, and fellow Carthage alumni. 
Submitted: January 24, 2019

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Courtney (Snelten) Civik , M.S. & Kyle 2013 — Palatine, Illinois,  got married after ten years of dating on September 12, 2018 at the Santa Barbara, CA courthouse. Both their parents were there to witness it. The couple celebrated with friends and family later in the month with a casual reception at a local brewery with tacos. 
Submitted: January 15, 2019

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Marissa (Beckman) Narlock — Jackson, WI,  is thrilled to welcome her first child, Wallace Scott, with her husband, Casey. Wallace was born on July 10, 2018. 
Submitted: September 3, 2018

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Samantha (Cruz) Yelk & David (Yelk) 2010 — Fox Lake, IL,  welcomed their daughter, Ellie, in May 2017. 
Submitted: April 13, 2018

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Rachel Page — Chicago, IL,  is working internationally in Barcelona, Spain, on a second workshop of the original musical, Survivor Story: A Workshop, composed and co-written by Rachel and her creative partner, Lindsay Bartlette Allen. After two successful readings and a fully staged workshop production in Chicago in August 2017, Rachel has been living Barcelona, Spain to assuage her travel bug and remotely work on Survivor Story re-writes in the sunshine. There, she has teamed up with the esteemed Professor Viv Manning, an Estill Certified Course Instructor and head of the Music Theatre department at Eolia, Escola Superior d'Art Dramátic. Rachel will be working with seven very talented Catalan students on scenes and songs from the musical, culminating in a series of performances in March. After Rachel's workshop ends in March, Rachel and Lindsay will once again hit the ground running with another round of rewrites and tours as they work from both Chicago and Los Angeles on the growth of this piece. Survivor Story is a new musical based on the lives of two real-life Chicago women who survived sexual assault, one of whom is co-writer and creator Lindsay herself. In the show, although these women never meet they share the same fears and face the same trials as they deal with the aftermath of their own experiences. 
Submitted: March 1, 2018

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Dan DeBoeuf — Ingleside, IL,  has been hired as the head football coach at Prospect High School. For the last three years, DeBoeuf has served as head coach of Johnsburg football in Class 4A. Before taking over as head coach at Johnsburg, DeBoeuf served two seasons as offensive coordinator, as well as strength and conditioning coach at Round Lake. He also served as an assistant boys track and field coach at Joliet Township High School from 2012-13 and assistant football coach from 2011-13. He was also assistant girls basketball coach at Joliet during the 2011-12 season. While at Carthage, he played quarterback and later defensive back from 2006-09. He was named CCIW Offensive Player of the Week in 2007 as quarterback after completing 30-of-42 passes for 316 yards. 
Submitted: February 28, 2018

Laura (Kaeppeler) Fleiss — Hanalei, Hawaii,  was added to the Miss America Organization's board of directors in January. Ms. Fleiss, Miss America 2012, previously oversaw the Miss Kenosha Scholarship Pageant. 
Submitted: January 18, 2018

Arlo Ulmer
Arlo Ulmer

Bryce M Ulmer — South Milwaukee, Wisconsin,  and his wife, Ashley, welcomed a baby girl, Arlo, on Nov. 19, 2017. 
Submitted: January 11, 2018

December 2017 Family Photo
December 2017 Family Photo

Bryce Davis — Phoenix, Arizona,  completed a Master of Science Degree from Grand Canyon University in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership, with a 4.0 GPA. Bryce is currently in the process of exploring a variety of PhD programs to pursue as well, and plans to begin a doctoral program no later than 2020. 
Submitted: January 1, 2018

Chris Allen — Kenosha, WI,  became executive director of the Kenosha History Center in January 2017. While at Carthage, he spent two years as an intern at the center and developed a passion for the city's history. After working in the mortgage industry, he returned to the center in 2014. Chris also coaches boys' volleyball at Tremper High School. 
Submitted: July 24, 2017

Photo: Tech Ninja Productions, Okinawa, Japan
Photo: Tech Ninja Productions, Okinawa, Japan

Yvanne Marie Batac — Okinawa, Japan,  married Jorden Castaneda on Jan. 9 in Subic Bay, Philippines. 
Submitted: December 16, 2016

Shea
Shea

Allison M (Schwartz) Strickland — Coralville, IA,  and husband Joey welcomed newborn Shea Robert Strickland on Aug. 25. 
Submitted: September 28, 2016

Bryce Ulmer
Bryce Ulmer

Bryce M. Ulmer — Milwaukee,  recently was promoted to senior graphic designer at Carroll University. Initiatives that he’s led include a comprehensive rebranding, redesign of its alumni magazine, and the development of a new athletic identity for its return to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. 
Submitted: September 12, 2016

Andrew Bax — Naperville, IL,  married Maggie McCloskey on July 3 in Lemont, Illinois. The couple met at Carthage, where Maggie is an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. Groomsmen included Chris Steenrod ’09 and Derek Knorr ’09. 
Submitted: September 11, 2016

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Yvanne Marie Batac & Jorden Castaneda 2014 — Guam,  announced their engagement. Ms. Batac is a marketing coordinator for the University of Maryland University College in Okinawa, Japan, while 1st Lt. Castaneda serves in the U.S. Air Force. Their wedding is scheduled for January 2017 in Subic Bay, the Philippines. 
Submitted: September 7, 2016

Karlie Willenbring — Shabbona, Illinois,  married March 14, 2015 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, with pastor Debra Clark of Carthage’s Center for Faith and Spirituality officiating. Their wedding party included Katie (Larson) Mennecke, Kyle Andrasteck, Glenn Knuth, and Stephen Schreiber – all from the Class of 2010. Karlie teaches second grade. After graduating from Medical College of Wisconsin in May 2015, Brian began his emergency medicine residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. 
Submitted: January 14, 2016

Keith M Motycka — Mundelein, Illinois,  was one of “30 Under 30” members selected for the Learning 2015 program in Orlando, Florida. 
Submitted: December 6, 2015

Angela B. Harden — Dousman, Wisconsin,  has joined the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., where she is a member of the firm's litigation practice group. 
Submitted: October 22, 2015

Jason Ambrose & Amber (Brimmerman) 2013 — Kenosha,  were married August 15, 2015. 
Submitted: October 6, 2015

Randi Shaver — Oak Creek, Wisconsin,  and Aj Nauseda announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Lynn Nauseda, born on September 17, 2014 
Submitted: October 6, 2015

Sarai Nieto Campos — Round Lake Beach, Illinois,  and Hilario Chavez welcomed a baby girl, Julia Chavez on July 25, 2015.  
Submitted: August 6, 2015

Elizabeth Marie (Devereaux) LeFager — Grayslake, Illinois,  married John LeFager on September 19, 2015. The wedding party included Victoria Dakessian '11, Courtney (Palmer) Hendershot '10, and Jennifer Nichols '09. Elizabeth is a Senior Accountant at IDEX Corporation in Lake Forest, IL. 
Submitted: August 3, 2015

Anna Kordek — Long Grove, Illinois ,  completed her Master of Arts in anthropology at Northern Illinois University in August 2014.  
Submitted: February 6, 2015

Cody Hilton — Minneapolis, Minnesota,  and Loreena Lair were married October 11 in Bloomington, Minnesota. 
Submitted: February 6, 2015

Chris Humphreys Photography. Beaver Creek, CO
Chris Humphreys Photography. Beaver Creek, CO

Jessica (Arney) Janssen & Zachry 2010 — Naperville, IL,  were married on December 13, 2014 in Sheboygan, WI and celebrated in Kohler, WI at the American Club. Both were Student Ambassadors in the Admissions Office. Their wedding party included Allison Strickland (Schwartz '10) and James Stevens ('10). Jessica works in Admissions at Valparaiso University and Zachry is a 7/8th grade mathematics teacher. 
Submitted: January 9, 2015

Carthaginians at the Wedding
Carthaginians at the Wedding

Allison Marie (Schwartz) Strickland & Joey Strickland — Coralville, IA,  married Joey Strickland (Texas Christian Univ., 2010) on July 19, 2014 in Galesburg, IL. They met while earning their master's degrees at the University of Texas at Tyler and are both working as Athletic Trainers in Coralville, IA. The wedding party included Maid of Honor Tori Terleski-Van Riet (2010), bridesmaids Marissa Beckman ('10) and Jessica Arney ('10). Usher was Rob Van Riet ('08). Photo also includes Zach Janssen ('09), Hannah Olken ('11), and Anna Kordek ('11),  
Submitted: November 10, 2014

Brennan Howard Otto- 7 weeks old
Brennan Howard Otto- 7 weeks old

Katie (Jarger) Otto — Racine, WI,  graduated with her master's (M. Ed.- Leadership in Teaching) from Carthage College in May, 2013. Katie and her husband, Jonathan Otto, were married in Lake Geneva, WI on July 13, 2013. They welcomed their baby boy, Brennan Howard Otto, on August 6, 2014. Katie is currently a special education teacher in a Kenosha high school. 
Submitted: November 8, 2014

Ryan and Tricia Koessl
Ryan and Tricia Koessl

Ryan Alan Koessl & Tricia (O'Keefe) 2011 — Kenosha, WI,  Ryan and Tricia Koessl were married on August 16, 2014 in Kenosha, WI. Ryan majored in accounting and currently works at Racine Unified School District. Tricia majored in Elementary Education and minored in Mathematics. Tricia currently works at All Saints Catholic School in Kenosha as a Middle School Math Teacher. Their honeymoon was taken in November 2014 to Mexico.  
Submitted: October 22, 2014

Emily (Eggert) Westphal & Jack Westphal 2012 — Beach Park, Illinois,  were married Aug. 30, 2014. Their ceremony was on the beach, just 15 miles south of Carthage, where they met in 2010. 
Submitted: September 3, 2014

Andrew Bax — Kenosha, Wis. ,  Carthage's Head women's water polo coach brought the 2014 team to a 3rd place finish and was named Coach of the Year.  
Submitted: May 29, 2014

Bryce M. Ulmer — Milwaukee,  took a new job as a graphic designer at Carroll University starting in April 2014.  
Submitted: April 21, 2014

Carmelo Chimera — Oak Lawn, Ill. ,  co-owner of Chimera's Comics, opened a second store in Oak Lawn, Ill., to go along with one in La Grange, Ill. Besides comic books, the store carries licensed apparel, toys, magazines, graphic novels, and games, as well as seasonal items like Halloween costumes and school supplies. Chimera's also sponsors a weekly podcast, "Caffeinated Comics." 
Submitted: January 20, 2014

Bryce M. Ulmer — Milwaukee,  and Ashley (Carleton) Ulmer were married on Sept. 6, 2013 at the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee. They honeymooned in Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore. 
Submitted: January 19, 2014

Sean Hornyak — Neenah, Wis.,  has had two promotions since he started working for Diversey (Racine) in 2011. He is now a portfolio manager and manages more than 1,000 products' marketing. He is known by many of his co-workers as a "go-to" guy for help, because he is always lending his skills to others. Plus, he has traveled around the country helping with trade shows and product marketing. While at Carthage he was a marketing major and business administration minor. 
Submitted: January 13, 2014

Anna Szymczak — Chicago,  is a 2014 JD candidate at the DePaul College of the Law. She was just voted Student Bar Association President for the 2013-2014 school year.  
Submitted: April 17, 2013

Amanda (Superczynski) Hoover & Mark Hoover 2010 — Decatur, Ill., were married on Aug. 25, 2012, in A.F. Siebert Chapel at Carthage. Members of the wedding party included best man Cory Wulff Plumb '10 and ushers Matthew Schuman '10, Michael Kurdi '10 and Kyle Andrastek '10. Amanda works in advertising at the Decatur Herald and Review. Mark works at Archer Daniels Midland Co. in GIS.  
Submitted: January 6, 2013

Amanda (Superczynski) Hoover & Mark Hoover — Decatur, Ill.,  were married on Aug. 25, 2012, in A.F. Siebert Chapel. Members of the wedding party included Best Man Cory Wulff Plumb '10 and ushers Matthew Schuman '10, Michael Kurdi '10 and Kyle Andrastek '10. Amanda works in advertising at the Decatur Herald and Review. Mark works at Archer Daniels Midland, Co. in GIS. 
Submitted: November 13, 2012

Allison Schwartz — Glendale Heights, Ill., graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a master of education in health and kinesiology on May 11, 2012. She's currently working for Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers as head athletic trainer for Bartlett (Ill.) High School. 
Submitted: October 16, 2012

Randi Shaver — Kenosha, Wis., announces the birth of her son, Ethan James Dietrich, on Dec. 18, 2011. He weighed in at 10 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 3/4 inches long.  
Submitted: July 26, 2012

Anna Kordek — Long Grove, Ill., will be attending Northern Illinois University in the fall of 2012 to obtain a master's degree in anthropology. She hopes to study primate behavior and endocrinology. 
Submitted: July 11, 2012

Carly Crittendon — Kenosha, Wis., was named the best high school teacher in a Kenosha News poll. She loves working at Bradford High School because of its diverse student population and culturally responsive education. She works in the Language Acquisition Program working with multilingual students in English/literature classes. Her philosophy is to help them become competent with English literacy "while challenging [her] students to be lifelong learners, better thinkers, and productive members of society." She uses her unique sense of humor and her compassion to engage her students in the material and support them in their educational journey.  
Submitted: January 10, 2012

Ashley Morgan — San Diego, Calif., has been interning at the nonprofit program Reality Changers. The group focuses on helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds become first-generation college students. She also coaches with Westview High School. She will be attending San Diego State University's graduate school in the fall, where she also will teach up to three undergraduate courses.  
Submitted: March 2, 2011