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Alumnus feature Jeff Trader '73 | May Pruning Yields June Blooming

5/2/2022
As warmer weather envelopes the country, Jeff Trader ’73 has begun working in his 10 gardens, anticipating the summer months when his yard produces exquisite blooms. We picked his brain about gardening – he is a Master Gardener after all! – and hope these pointers are helpful to you as we collectively breathe in that fresh spring air.

Gert Ullsperger

Carroll mourns loss of university grandma, Gert Ullsperger

2/6/2022
In her job at Carroll University, Gert Ullsperger worked as a cashier but her true calling came in more than five decades of service to a community where learning is key and she became a master teacher of how to live a life of love and laughter. Gert passed away on January 26, just four days shy of her 96th birthday, leaving behind a legacy of memories for the thousands of lives she touched.

Alumna Ann Laatsch '88

Alumni Council Corner | February 2022

2/5/2022
Twenty-five thousand, give or take. That is the number of students whose lives were touched by Gert over the last 58 years. No last name is necessary to know who I’m writing about. This month’s Alumni Council column was going to feature an update on the council’s strategic plan. When we learned that the world lost Gert on January 26th, however, we knew there was only one topic that mattered.

Alumni couple Diane (Schueler) '80 and Jack Champaigne '80

A Valentine's Day Love Story: Jack '80 and Diane (Schueler) Champaigne '80

2/4/2022
Jack Champaigne ’80 met Diane (Schueler) Champaigne ’80 when both welcomed new students while serving as Carroll orientation mentors. Their friendship grew in the months that followed, leading to a chilled night in February when they spent time shooting photos and then moved inside the basement of Main Hall for warmth. There, he asked her to marry him. It was Valentine's Day.

Alumnus John Heavey '14

John Heavey '14 takes on big tech, joins Facebook (now Meta)

12/5/2021
While growing up in suburban Illinois, John Heavey ’14 imagined a future as a lawyer, maybe a politician, perhaps a journalist, and acting was also in the mix. With so many career aspirations as a high schooler in 2009, social media was not yet on his radar as something he could do to make a living. That, though, is exactly what he is doing today after accepting a position as a program manager of new products at Facebook, now Meta.

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