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Split Commencement Eyed for 2021

9/17/2020
Carroll University Provost Dr. Mark Blegen has announced plans to split the traditional spring commencement ceremony over two days in May, 2021.

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Renovated Education Hall Dedicated

9/16/2020
Carroll University officials and supporters gathered Sept. 16 to officially reopen the newly renovated Education Hall, which is now home to the university’s new School of Education and Human Services.

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Carroll University zooms up U.S. News & World Report ranking list

9/15/2020
Year after year, Carroll University appears on numerous lists of the best colleges and universities in the country. For U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 annual college rankings, Carroll University advanced 16 spaces to No. 28 in Best Value Schools, and shot up 27 spaces to #39 on Best Regional Universities Midwest.

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Become a Paper Patron!

9/2/2020
Support Carroll's student performers by becoming a Paper Patron. Learn how it works.

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Join Our Nursing Living Learning Community

8/10/2020
Our highly rated nursing program is always looking for ways to make your education even more powerful. In our Nursing Living Learning Community, you’ll connect with other nursing students, receive onsite tutoring assistance, work in study groups with peers and join faculty-led discussion groups—right where you live! In addition, the NLLC offers opportunities to participate in numerous activities that promote mind/body wellness.

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Welcome Back, Students!

8/3/2020
Welcome back, Pioneers. Although we’ll continue to get new information that will define our year, we’re in this together so we can compete in sporting events, be involved in student organizations, walk across the stage, live on campus, see our beloved Gert, and hang out with one another. We’re still Carroll, we’re still Pioneers, we’ll continue to excel.

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School of Business Accepted into Premier Global Business Management Organization

7/16/2020
The Carroll University School of Business has been granted membership by the EFMD, a globally recognized membership organization and accrediting body for business schools, business school programs and corporate universities. Carroll’s School of Business is the only institution of higher learning in Wisconsin to earn this distinction.

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Contact Tracing Training Program Launched

7/15/2020
Carroll University and Waukesha County have announced a partnership that will enhance efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 through a new contact investigator training badge program. The program, administered by Carroll University, will significantly increase the number of active contact investigators in Waukesha County and allow county staff who have been aiding in contact tracing return to normal duties.

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Physician Assistant Studies Graduates Have 100% First-Time Pass Rate on PANCE Exam

7/10/2020
All 20 graduating students in Carroll University’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program recently passed their Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) resulting in a 100% first-time pass rate for the program. Passing the exam is required before a physician assistant can obtain a license to practice

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Carroll participates in historic transfer agreement

7/9/2020
Students seeking to transfer credits from any of Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges to Carroll University will have a much easier time in the future thanks to a historic, comprehensive agreement. Carroll is one of the private, nonprofit colleges and universities participating in the WAICU-WTCS Course Credit Transfer Agreement.

Alumnus Promise Bruce '10

Finding Promise in a pandemic

7/6/2020
Promise Bruce ’10 worked since the age of 16 and never knew the feeling as an adult of what it was like to be without a job until he was suddenly laid off. The job loss hit just before the pandemic of 2020—with 1,100 jobs cut by his employer in a round of layoffs—but the lockdown added to the strain of what he might do next. His first step: Talk to mom. Her advice was simple but solid.

Alumnus Dr. Howard Fuller '62

A Q&A With Dr. Howard Fuller '62

7/6/2020
Dr. Howard Fuller’s ’62 many contributions to civil rights and advocacy during his lifetime might be traced to the day he decided while studying social work at Western Reserve University in Ohio to not just read about change but to be about change. He reflects on his lifetime of advocacy while offering insights into the civil rights protests of 2020.

Carroll, HPGM offer scholarship to bilingual nursing students

7/1/2020
Carroll University and the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM) are collaborating on a matching scholarship for the university’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program offered at the United Community Center in Milwaukee.

Brown, Shackelford Manuscript Honored as Paper of the Year

6/30/2020
A manuscript by Carroll professors Jessica M. Brown, Ph.D., and Daniel Shackelford, Ph.D., has been recognized as Paper of the Year by the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). “Evaluation of an Exercise-Based Phase Program as Part of a Standard Care Model for Cancer Survivors,” was published in 2019.

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New Online MBA Program Offered

6/23/2020
Students now can experience that same quality MBA education, completely online, with the same superior faculty and small classes that are a hallmark of the Carroll experience. With classes starting every eight weeks, the online program offers maximum flexibility, letting students begin their studies and continue their education at their own pace.

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Interview with School of Business Dean Hamid Akbari

6/22/2020
Dr. Hamid Akbari joined Carroll as the dean of the School of Business in January 2020. We asked him to discuss his first impressions of Carroll, and his plans for the new school under his leadership.

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Shaping Success

6/11/2020
Ceramics instructor Michael Imes had a big challenge transitioning to remote delivery of his classes.

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Alumna Helps Bring Japan to Students

6/10/2020
Prof. Dan Becker's cross-cultural experience trip was grounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, but he still wanted to a meaningful cultural education to his students, from his own home to theirs. Alumna Marissa Garetto '17 stepped up to help.

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Alumni share talents in virtual events

6/4/2020
Carroll launched a series of virtual classes and performances to connect with alumni and friends during the 2020 pandemic lockdown. Audiences have responded well and the university's alumni team is looking for others interested in sharing their skills and talents.

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CU in the Workplace | Sarah Jensen '14, M.Ed. '18

6/4/2020
After a youth choir performance in Shattuck as an eighth grader, Sarah Jensen ’14, M.Ed. ’18, knew she was destined to attend Carroll University to pursue her life-long plan of becoming an educator. Sarah earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Carroll.

Two Alumnae Learn Virtual Teaching Together

6/3/2020
This spring, two Carroll alumnae were quickly launched into the era of virtual teaching. Maria Franke '20, and Sydney Kennedy ’14, ’18, were supposed to work side by side this with second-grade special education students, but that experience was cut short in March by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education Major Determined to Help Others

5/18/2020
Abandoned by her Chinese birth parents at two weeks old and placed in an orphanage, Marissa Gerstner got a chance at a new life when she was adopted at the age of 1 1/2 by a single mom from Fort Atkinson.

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A Digital Dance

5/7/2020
When classes moved online, theatre arts professor James Zager faced a new challenge, how to teach his theatre dance class virtually.

See Carroll University students, alumni and professionals perform numbers from Carroll Players’ recent productions of “Rent,” “Next to Normal.” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” and “Spr

Carroll Players Perform Virtual Musical Theater

5/1/2020
See Carroll University students, alumni and professionals perform numbers from Carroll Players’ recent productions of “Rent,” “Next to Normal.” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” and “Spring Awakening.” There’s also a sneak peek at “Romeo + Juliet (A Cover).”

Alumna Heather Jones '94

Understanding the psychology of adult coloring

5/1/2020
With the increasing popularity of adult coloring books, more and more people are turning to the activity as a means of relaxation but there are also significant health benefits to help counter the struggles of sheltering at home in these pandemic days. To learn more about the psychology of coloring, we turned to Carroll alumna and licensed psychologist Heather Jones ’04, who is director of clinical services at Rogers Memorial Hospital, where she has worked in various positions since first becoming a pre-doctoral intern there in 2011.

Dr. Kerry Kretchmar

Dr. Kretchmar Receives Richason Faculty Award

4/30/2020
Dr. Kerry Kretchmar, associate professor of education, is being honored with the Benjamin F. Richason Jr. Faculty Award. This is a memorial award established in honor of Professor Ben Richason and requires recipients to demonstrate excellence in teaching, research and educational innovation.

Michael Imes

Imes Receives Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

4/30/2020
Michael Imes has been named the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. The award recognizes part-time faculty members who have demonstrated a high level of effectiveness as an instructor in Carroll arts and sciences courses.

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Carroll Is Now 'Test-Optional'

4/29/2020
Carroll University is joining many other colleges and universities in announcing a temporary change to its admission application process.

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Free Clinic Now Open in Waukesha

4/17/2020
St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic has moved to a new home and will soon have a new name: The Waukesha Free Clinic at Carroll University.

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CU in the Workplace | Robert Schmitz '10

4/15/2020
Since opening his own gym, RS Fitness, in 2018, Robert Schmitz ’10 has drawn on his career in personal training and experience as a college athlete to help people achieve their fitness goals. With clients at home and a new business to manage during quarantine, Robert shares how he’s approaching virtual training and staying connected with his clients online.

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75 Alumni Perform Choir Classic from Home

4/13/2020
On Easter, Carroll University released a video of 75 Pioneers from across the country singing “Children of the Heavenly Father.” The piece, which was recorded during this month’s Safer at Home initiative, has been sung by generations of choir alumni at Carroll and was led by Professor Emeritus of Music Dr. Mark Aamot.

Alumnus Dave Schultenover '83

Alumnus helps oversee COVID-19 test kits production

4/6/2020
Carroll alumnus Dave Schultenover ’83 and his colleagues at Thermo Fisher Scientific mobilized their resources in early January 2020 to fulfill what they anticipated would be a critical need. That foresight – the production of COVID-19 test kits – is proving vital to communities crippled by a growing number of coronavirus cases daily.

Alumna Katie Kujawski '14

Alumna living in Italy amid global pandemic

4/6/2020
Surrounded by silent streets, businesses, and schools in Florence, alumna Katie Kujawski '14 is finding new ways to fill her days with work and positivity amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy.

Alumna Rebecca Iverson '99

Coping with COVID-19 grief

4/6/2020
There is something you might be feeling in these days of isolation and stay-at-home orders and Carroll alumna Rebecca Iverson ’99 can help define it for you: grief.

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Thinking 'Inside the Box' for Physics Lab

4/3/2020
COVID-19 has changed everyday life, from travel to grocery shopping to the way we work. And it definitely has changed how faculty is able to interact with students. Learn how Tate Wilson, senior lecturer in physics, has adjusted.

Alumnus Ryan Albrechtson '16

CU in the Workplace | Ryan Albrechtson '16

3/4/2020
Our March 2020 "CU in the Workplace" video features alumnus Ryan Albrechtson '16, who started Outskirts Theatre Co. out of his Carroll dorm room during his senior year.

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Carroll Ranked Seventh in Graphic Design

2/26/2020
Carroll University has been ranked seventh on a list of the 25 top schools offering bachelor's degrees in graphic design, according to GradReports’ 2020 Best Colleges list.

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Waging war on killer bacteria in a Carroll biology lab

1/22/2020
We’re running out of options in the fight against problem bacteria. Antibiotic overuse and misuse has triggered an explosion in antibiotic resistant bacteria. The search for the next weapon is taking place in laboratories across the world—and here at Carroll University.

Marissa Garretto

A Life Changing Experience

1/7/2020
Marissa Garetto '17 journeyed to Japan for a cross-cultural experience. Now a graduate, she has moved back to Japan to continue exploring the culture.

Alumnus Carl Meredith '91

CU in the Workplace | Carl Meredith '91

1/3/2020
Our January 2020 "CU in the Workplace" video features alumnus Carl Meredith '91, who shares how his own life experiences help him mentor others as associate Dean, College of Business at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Commandant of the Wisconsin National Guard at Wisconsin Military Academy/426 Regional Training Institute at Fort McCoy, Wis.

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Carroll Career Closet Effort Announced

12/16/2019
Carroll University will host a "Career Closet" leading up to the 29th Annual Workforce Fair. The pop-up clothing shop will provide free interview attire for students to have for any job or internship interview, as well as other career fairs. Students may "shop" for for their interview clothes the week of Feb. 10-14, 2020.

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CU in the Workplace | Paul Vastag '90 and Karen Wegner '90

12/9/2019
Our December "CU in the Workplace" is our first global feature as we talk with alumni couple Paul Vastag ’90 and Karen Wegner ’90, who shared their skills in digital mapping and medicine, respectfully, in traveling with Dr. David Block ’76, Carroll emeritus professor of environmental science, to serve residents in a small village in Africa.

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Spindt named PA of the Year

11/13/2019
The Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA) named A. Miranda Spindt, Carroll University clinical assistant professor and clinical coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies, its PA of the Year at the 2019 Great Midwestern Medical Conference in October.

Alumnus Jim Bible '84

CU in the Workplace | Jim Bible '84

11/1/2019
Our November "CU in the Workplace" video features alumnus Jim Bible ‘84, who takes us on a tour of his cranberry farm in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where he strives as a part of the grower cooperative for Ocean Spray.

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Business Students Bolstered by Yersin Scholarships

11/1/2019
In early 2019, Carroll University received $5.5 million from the estate of alumnus Bill Yersin '63. The gift established two new scholarships, supports an existing scholarship and created an endowed faculty position.

Carroll Has Second-Largest Class in History

11/1/2019
This year’s incoming class of 793 first-year students is the second-largest in Carroll’s history. It also boasts the largest nursing class ever—170 students.

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The Art of Giving

10/23/2019
The Waukesha Freeman features the Carroll Therapeutic Abilities Clinic which helps clients with disabilities free of charge.

Alumna Jen Christianson '15

CU in the Workplace | Jen Christianson '15

10/4/2019
Jen Christiansen ’15 talks about her work as a immunology product development specialist for Arm & Hammer, where she has also helped build a partnership with Carroll and provided a workplace for talented Pioneer interns.

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Masters of Motivation

10/3/2019
Four students reveal how they cope with the demands of graduate school.

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Arts Leader Honored

10/2/2019
Alumni and local arts leader Geroge Tzougros '83 was recently awarded a Michael Newton Award from Americans for the Arts.

Alumna Lindsey Slater '08

CU in the Workplace | Lindsey Slater '08

9/6/2019
Now the morning meteorologist at WISN 12 in Milwaukee, alumna Lindsey Slater '08 shares how her environmental science degree from Carroll heightens her experiences in reporting on the weather.

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Peace with Grease reunites for final concert

8/2/2019
The miles that separate nine band members of a rock band that emerged from Carroll in 1973 became fewer when they each traveled from across the country and arrived in Crivitz, Wisconsin to play one last gig with Peace with Grease.

Alumnus George Wang '92

CU in the Workplace | George Wang '92

8/2/2019
Alumnus George Wang '92 studied art at Carroll before he turned an internship in a tattoo shop into a lifelong career as a tattoo artist and business owner.

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Dr. Suchomel Wins NSCA Recognition

7/16/2019
Dr. Timothy Suchomel has been selected as the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) State and Provincial Director of the Year for 2019.

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Molina earns FBLA national honor

7/16/2019
Danica Molina, a 2019 graduate who won two first-place awards in the Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda competition, recently snagged second place in desktop publishing in the national contest.

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Lindsey Slater '08 reflects on journey

7/11/2019
Lindsey Slater’s ’08 public service announcement starts with the memory of crawling out of her brother’s bedroom window onto her family’s roof with a camera to capture images of approaching storms. She was just a kid then, of course, and as a professional meteorologist now, she strictly advises against hanging out amid bad storms – the official PSA.

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Community Care

5/30/2019
Carroll's health science students learn that collaboration is the key to delivering wellness

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Tackling "Tartuffe"

5/28/2019
Photographer Kyle Zehr wanders behind the curtain of the Carroll Players' spring comedy

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Mentor and students share same graduation day

5/24/2019
When Patrick Carter walked the graduation stage in 2019 to receive his M.Ed. degree, it was with the pride in knowing that three of his former students from Carmen High School of Technology and Science would also be there - also receiving their bachelor degrees as Carroll graduates.

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Carroll Sophomore Earns Place in National Choir

5/3/2019
Carroll Sophomore Analiesa Harbach received the chance of a lifetime when she took part in the National Women’s Honor Choir during the American Choral Director Association’s (ACDA) conference last March in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Hofkamp wins award for teaching excellence

4/8/2019
Kimberly Hofkamp, assistant professor of education, is the recipient of the Norman and Louise Allhiser Award for Teaching Excellence, which recognizes exceptional instruction.

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Alumni Profile: Griselda Macias '08

4/5/2019
Alumna Griselda Macias ’08 met up with a group of Carroll students who came to Washington D.C. to volunteer during an Alternative Spring Break trip. She joined them and became inspired to make a deeper connection with Carroll.

Alumnus James Hischke '01

CU in the Workplace | James Hischke '01

4/5/2019
As senior Director of Tech Advancement and Outreach at Northwestern Mutual, James Hischke '01 aims in his role to grow a tech hub by partnering with others in the community to “lift up the whole ecosystem of Milwaukee.”

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Carroll honors Ericson, Guell for contributions in service

3/29/2019
Carroll University has announced Dr. Vickie Ericson, lecturer of physical therapy, is the faculty recipient of the Exemplary Contributions in Service Award; Lydia Guell, assistant director of career services, is the staff recipient.

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End of Play

2/18/2019
Researchers say many children today suffer from a play deficit. We take a look at why that matters.

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Office Hours: Sue Lewis

2/11/2019
We visit the office of Sue Lewis, professor of biology and marine biology at Carroll.

Alumnus Michael Morgan '98

Alumnus appears on "Manifest"

2/5/2019
Fans of NBC's "Manifest" will enjoy the talents of Carroll alumnus Michael Dean Morgan '98, who will appear in the February 11 episode.

James Hischke '01 and Dimas Ocampo '01

40 Under 40 includes two Pioneers

2/5/2019
When the Milwaukee Business Journal recognizes its annual 40 Under 40 award winners for 2019, two Carroll Pioneers - both from the Class of 2001 - will be among the recipients.

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Professor's book honored

10/26/2018
A book by a Carroll University professor has been recognized for excellence by the Society for Buddhist Christian studies.

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Faces of Carroll

10/21/2018
The images and stories that came out of “(in)sight: a portrait project” create a vivid portrait of the Carroll community

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Career connection

10/20/2018
Psychology alumnus builds a bridge to workplace for Carroll students

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Hawthorne Lab School

5/25/2018
Carroll's education department begins a lab school partnership with Waukesha public schools.

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Carroll CSI

5/22/2018
Carroll University's forensics program proves worth investigating.

Brittiany Cherry

Alumna finds her voice as a romance novelist

2/2/2018
Brittainy C. Cherry '09 describes herself as a romance nerd. Now her love of love fills the pages of books with titles such as "The Gravity of Us" in her work as a romance novelist.


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Zoological Research

1/26/2018
Carroll students go to the source to study animal behavior for research projects at Milwaukee County Zoo.

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Reacting to the Past

1/25/2018
Innovative teaching methodology has student role-playing historic events.

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Research at Prairie Springs

9/22/2017
Two recent graduates trade their gowns for lab coats and head back to Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center and Greene Field Station to continue their research.

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Carroll's new cadaver lab

9/22/2017
Day one in Carroll's new cadaver lab in the Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories building.

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Rodent tales

6/1/2017
In Carroll's animal behavior lab, the lucky rats are just tickled.

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Therapeutic Abilities Clinic

2/1/2017
Out in the community, Carroll health science students learn the role of the human touch in health care.

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Pioneer polka band

9/2/2016
These Carroll alumni are marching to their own (polka) beat.

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