University News

Karen Wegner '90 and Paul Vastag '90

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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Carter '79 Honored with Public Service Award

11/18/2019
Dorval R. Carter Jr. ‘79, chair of the Carroll board of trustees and president of the Chicago Transit Authority, has been named 2019 Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award honoree by The Civic Federation.

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Celebrate Veterans Day 2019

11/7/2019
In celebration of Veterans Day, Carroll will be hosting several events and activities across campus.

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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.

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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Philanthropist, Longtime Board Member P.E. MacAllister Dies

10/24/2019
We are saddened to report that 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.

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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Operation Chemo Comfort

10/2/2019
Alumna Kelsey Lexow ’04 strives to make a difference in cancer patients’ lives.

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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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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.

CU in the Workplace One-Year bloopers

CU in the Workplace | Bloopers

7/12/2019
With a year's worth of alumni interviews, we managed a lot of laughs and a few outtakes. Here we share our CU in the Workplace Year One Bloopers edition.

Lindsey Slater '08

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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The graduation speech I never gave

5/24/2019
"The Graduation Speech I Never Gave" hopes to share a message with anyone who ever contemplated going back to school: I did it. You can, too!

Patrick Carter M.Ed. '19 and students

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.

Alumnus Alfonso Morales '92

Interview with Alfonso Morales '92

5/24/2019
Alumnus Alfonso Morales '92 shared his thoughts and life wisdom with the Class of 2019 as this year's commencement keynote speaker.

Senior speaker Shannon Zogran '19

Senior speaker Shannon Zogran '19

5/23/2019
Senior speaker Shannon Zogran '19 encouraged the Class of 2019 to engage in a pioneering spirit to not “waste a day doing something you do not love” but to “make sure to help some people, or even a lot of people along the way.”

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.”

Rob and alumna Maureen (Miller) Pritchard '07

Pioneer prankster goes viral

4/5/2019
Maureen (Miller) Pritchard’s ’07 video Facebook post and four simple words, “I got him good!” on April Fool’s Day became a viral sensation after she loaded six months’ worth of Amazon boxes in front of her house to trick her husband into thinking she’d gone on a bit of a shopping spree.

Griselda Macias '08

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 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.

Alumna Natalie Silverstein

The Case for College

1/24/2019
Carroll University alumna Natalie Silverstein '15 shares her thoughts on the importance of a college degree.

Alumni couple Marv and Mary Farwell

Alumni couple finds family fun in show dogs

11/12/2018
Marv ’57 and Mary ’58 (Rickert) Farwell found their love of Flat Coat Retrievers became a great conversation starter with tales told of their award-winning show dogs.

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Two Students Donate Bone Marrow

10/25/2018
A pair of Pioneers donated bone marrow after learning about the process during a registration drive sponsored by student organization Love Your Melon

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Summer at Carroll

10/24/2018
It’s summer. Commencement is past. The folding chairs have been removed from Main Lawn. The residence halls have been aired out. And the campus falls quiet...

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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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Carroll CSI

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

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2,320 Miles of Service

5/21/2018
This Carroll alumna and her husband paddled the mighty Mississippi with a purpose–to help others.

Alumna Emily Gilles '18

Graduate bikes 4,160 miles to build houses

5/4/2018
Biking 4,160 miles through the hot summer is how Emily Gilles '18 looks forward to spending her first time as a new Carroll alumna while participating in the Bike and Build program.

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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.


Dan Pokwinsky

One last pint with Pokey

9/21/2017
Long-time Club 400 owner and Carroll alumnus, Dan "Pokey" Pokwinski '79, puts landmark business up for sale.

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Alumni Band

8/21/2017
Many alumni around Carroll and/or the Milwaukee music scene in the mid- to late-'80s may remember the energy of the band SPOW that soon evolved into F.S. Camels, headed by lead singer Mike Endrizzi '89, also a member of Phi Theta Pi.

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Book Club

8/19/2017
Story by Ethan Marse '17. Finding oneself at book club means a broadening of one’s perspective.

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Pioneer polka band

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

Jack Miller's Cabin

Alaskan pioneer

6/1/2016
Alumnus Jack Miller lives a true pioneer life in Alaska.

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Alumnus feature: Randy Hopf '64

1/1/0001
In 1968, Carroll alumnus Randy Hopf ‘64 made the decision to join the United States Air Force Band, a career decision that offered him opportunities to play for world leaders and celebrities. No matter how far he traveled, he always found his way back to Waukesha where it all began.

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