Alumni Accomplishments

Our alumni are doing amazing things—living the Pioneer spirit and making news. Read more about their accomplishments. Have a highlight to share? Send it to alumni@carrollu.edu.

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Barry Sang ’74

Barry Sang ’74 has been given the Trustee Award for Outstanding Contributions to the College, at Catawba College, Salisbury, NC, where he chairs the Religion & Philosophy Department. He also received the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award for excellence of character and service to humanity. 
-May 11, 2022

Christine Steeno '86

World Insurance Associates LLC (World) announced today that human resources and employee benefits leader Christine Steeno '86 has joined the firm as the national operations and client service leader for its employee benefits practice. Learn more at WDRB Media​ website.
-May 6, 2022

Gregory "Greg" Goral ’96

In November, Greg led the NCAA DI Campbell Women's Volleyball team to the first ever conference championship in school history along with Campbell's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament
-November 21, 2021 (Submitted May 9, 2022)

Joshua Dakins ’98

Joshua Dakins ’98 was named the new middle school principal for George Washington Middle School in Lyons, Ill. Read more here.
-May 3, 2022

Jacob Stensberg ’12

Jacob Stensberg ’12 was named the new Artistic Director of San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, following an extensive nationwide search. Read more here.
-April 19, 2022

Fransico "Frank" Juarez '97

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) announced Fransico "Frank" Juarez '97 as one of the recipients of the 2022 Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Award (WVAAA). The Achievement Awards are awarded biennially to honor individuals and organizations that are significantly enriching the visual arts of the state. Learn more on the MOWA website or the article featuring Juarez on Sheboygan Press website.
-April 18, 2022

Nolan Heck ’20

Nolan Heck ’20 is a 2L at Marquette University Law School and accepted a Summer Associate position with Godfrey & Kahn, where he plans to explore Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, and Real Estate.
-April 18, 2022

Tim Hando ’86

Former Trustee Tim Hando ’86 was selected by Forbes/Shook as one of the Best-In-State Wealth Advisors for 2021 and 2022. These advisors have a proven record of guiding their clients through volatile markets.The full list, featuring more than 6,500 advisors managing a collective $10 trillion, is available on the Forbes website and Hando is listed #92 out of the advisors on his profile page.
-April 7, 2022

Ambrosia Wright '06

Ambrosia Wright '06 was recently promoted to the role of Area Manager at Elite Dental Partners.
-April 6, 2022

Ciara Neeb ‘21

Ciara Neeb ‘21 joined Aspirus Riverview Behavioral Health’s other behavioral health professionals to help meet the area’s growing need for mental health and substance abuse services. She takes a special interest in caring for rural populations and in treating depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as mood disorders. Read more on Aspirus's website.
-April 11, 2022

Whitney Updike '11, '18

Whitney Updike '11, '18, a teacher at Washington Elementary in Whitewater, is among 100 statewide winners of the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2022 Teacher Fellowship Award. The Kohl Teacher Fellowship program recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the state of Wisconsin. The 100 Herb Kohl Fellowship recipients and the 100 schools of those teachers will each receive a $6,000 grant. Learn more from the foundation's press release.
-March 30, 2022

Sarah Grooms '01

Sarah Grooms '01 was featured in a MarketScreener and Wintrust article about Women in Innovation. Read more "Inside the curious mind of Sarah Grooms, CTP."

-March 30, 2022

Hannah Lampinen '19

Hannah Lampinen '19 was the top fundraiser for Rock the Bald with Hawthorn Mall, a St. Baldrick’s event, in Vernon Hills. Read more about Lampien's involvement with St. Baldrick's.

-March 26, 2022

Brian Gajeski '10

Brian Gajeski '10 is a Season 4 participant of Temptation Island. Learn more about Brian as a contestant.

-March 14, 2022

George C. Leef '73

Congratulations to alumnus George C. Leef '73 on the publication of his first book, The Awakening of Jennifer Van Arsdale: A Political Fable For Our Time. In this suspenseful narrative, a journalist discovers that her passionately held beliefs are at odds with reality and decides to use her influence for change.

-March 4, 2022

Gabriel Mundo '20

Carroll alumnus Gabriel Mundo '20 has been named a 2022 recipient of the Key West Literary Seminar Emerging Writer Awards. The awards recognize emerging writers who "possess exceptional talent and demonstrate potential for lasting literary careers." He was specifically recognized with the Scotti Merrill Award for poetry. Gabriel received his bachelor of arts degree from Carroll in 2020 in English. Read more about the award and Gabriel's recognition. 

-February 7, 2022

Adam Jacobi '99

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) named Carroll alumnus Adam Jacobi '99 as its 2021 Citation honoree for Outstanding Speech, Debate and Theatre Educator. Adam is executive director of the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association (WHSFA). Out of hundreds of thousands of coach-educator-administrators in speech, debate, and/or theatre, the NFHS honors one each year. Jacobi is the first-ever honoree for this citation from Wisconsin.

-February 7, 2022

Esther Den Herder, PA-C '21

St. Luke’s in Duluth, Mn. welcomed Carroll alumna Esther Den Herder, PA-C, to its obstetrics and gynecology team, announcing her new role in January. Esther earned her master of science degree in physician assistant studies from Carroll University in 2021. She is board certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

-February 7, 2022

Jim Schneider '74

1847 Goedeker Inc., one of the largest specialty ecommerce players in the U.S. household appliances market, announced in January that it has appointed Carroll alumnus Jim Schneider '74 to its Board of Directors. Company executives noted in the announcement that Jim possesses a vast background in capital allocation, corporate finance and strategic planning. He graduated from Carroll with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Read more about his appointment as well as career background. Jim also serves as a member of Carroll's Board of Trustees.

-February 7, 2022

Alumni Accomplishments from 2021
Alumni Accomplishments from 2020
Alumni Accomplishments from 2019
Alumni Accomplishments from 2018
Alumni Accomplishments from 2017

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