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Past Student Voices

  • Anu Akeredolu ’15

    • Majors: Biology
    • Minors: Chemistry
    • Hometown: Nigeria

    “My first visit to the campus gave me a feeling like no other. I knew then and there that Carthage would become a huge part of my life. I knew I could be myself here.”

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  • Kelsey Blumer ’13

    • Majors: Biology
    • Minors: Chemistry
    • Hometown: Orangeville, Ill.

    “Cellular and Molecular Biology was my favorite — and toughest — class. I never thought I could learn so much and retain as much information as I did, while being absolutely interested in every lecture. It is a class that makes you work hard to succeed. It pays off if you put the time in.”

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  • Nicole Devine ‘14

    • Majors: Biology
    • Minors: Spanish, Criminal Justice
    • Hometown: Elk Grove Village, Ill.

    “With all the practical learning and the intimate class sizes, Carthage was the perfect fit.”

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  • Zachery Feldker ’15

    • Majors: Biology
    • Hometown: Bloomington, Ill.

    “The Carthage biology program offers the opportunities, and holds the standards of excellence, that a larger research state school would demand, while being packaged into a smaller school that allows for friendships between students and professors in a way that promotes creative student driven learning.”

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  • Suresh Graf ’15

    • Majors: Biology
    • Minors: Chemistry
    • Hometown: Shakopee, Minn.

    “When I saw the impact Carthage students were having in a foreign country, it really spurred me to want to be that student making a difference.”

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  • Sohayla Horani ’15

    • Majors: Biology, Neuroscience
    • Minors: Chemistry
    • Hometown: Portland, Ore.

    “At a big state school, I would not have been given the opportunity to partake in the advancement of my surgical skills. At Carthage, it’s a staple of the neuroscience program.”

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  • Ann O’Leary ‘14

    • Majors: Biology, Neuroscience
    • Minors: Chemistry
    • Hometown: Evansville, Wis.

    “The biology courses here teach not only the fundamentals, but also keep students abreast on the groundbreaking research being conducted worldwide.”

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  • Jacelyn Peabody ’15

    • Majors: Biology, Neuroscience
    • Minors: Latin
    • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.

    “Carthage is the best of both worlds: It has the academic rigor of an Ivy League school, but you have the one-on-one connections with professors that you only find at a small school.”

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  • Logan Sedig ’15

    • Majors: Biology, Neuroscience
    • Hometown: Sterling, Ill.

    “The variety of opportunities to better myself academically and personally went a long way in convincing me that Carthage is the best place for me to get my degree.”

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  • Andrew Straszewski ‘14

    • Majors: Biology
    • Minors: Chemistry
    • Hometown: Mukwonago, Wis.

    “The smaller class sizes afford me the opportunity to form personal relationships with my professors, something that I don’t feel I would have achieved had I attended a larger campus.”

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