2019: Carroll’s Year in Review

Author: Carroll University

Published Date: 12/20/2019

Categories: Social University News

It was a big news year for Carroll University in 2019, with stories ranging from the launch of Pioneer Driven, our new strategic plan, to greeting our second-largest incoming class ever, consisting of 793 students. The year also saw expansion of academic programs, the largest single donation in Carroll’s history and excellence not only in the classroom, but in national athletics. Read more below:

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Strategic Plan Launched

Over the next seven years, Carroll University's "Pioneer Driven" strategic plan will focus on four key areas: Enhancing Teaching and Learning, Enriching the Carroll Experience, Building and Leveraging Partnerships and Growing Strategically.

Bill Yersin, Carroll University Class of 1963

Carroll Receives $5.5 Million Gift

Carroll University received $5.5 million—the single largest gift in the school’s history—from the estate of alumnus Bill Yersin, Class of 1963. The gift is already making broad impacts throughout the School of Business in the form of student scholarships, endowed faculty positions and more.

Carroll Welcomes Second Largest Class

The Fall 2019 incoming class of 793 first-year students was the second-largest in Carroll’s history. It also boasted the largest nursing class ever—170 students.

P.E. MacAllister

P.E. MacAllister '40 Passes

Pershing Edwin (P.E.) MacAllister, whose insight, generosity and hard work created a remarkable legacy at Carroll University, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at age 101.

Carroll University music therapy class

NASM Accreditation

Carroll University is now an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music—one of just two institutions to receive this honor out of more than 300 colleges and universities that applied in 2017-18. It joins the ranks of 643 NASM-accredited institutions.

Center for Graduate Studies

Graduate Programs Expand

Graduate programs are growing at Carroll. In 2019, the university began offering three concentrations within our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. A Master of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Educator (MSN-CNE) and a Master of Science of Athletic Training also joined graduate school offerings.

physician assistant students

Clinic Partnership to Help Underserved

Carroll University and St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic, Wisconsin's oldest free clinic, announced a partnership to provide services to uninsured and underserved patients in Waukesha. As part of the partnership, Carroll University purchased, and is renovating, a 9,000-square-foot building on Wisconsin Avenue in Waukesha to house the programs.

Hastad Hall exterior

Buildings Receive Design Awards

Hastad Hall won an Award of Excellence in the “Innovative Design, New Construction” category, as well as a People's Choice Award from the United State Green Building Council in June. Rankin Hall received a Gunn Award for Architectural Preservation from the City of Waukesha.

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Athletes Earn All-American Honors

Three Carroll student-athletes earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III National Championships. For Grant Marton it was his third All-American in the 800 meters. David Lembke jumped over 7' feet at the indoor championships to secure a national championship.

Stories are not necessarily ranked in order of importance.

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