Neither dreams nor visions could be realized without all of those who labor daily to impact the world we share. Faculty and staff members, alumni, parents, friends, and trustees, the extraordinary commitment of you all has made the College a much stronger institution of higher education. Your greatest reward is what Carthage is becoming. Thank you for supporting the Campaign for Carthage. Your philanthropy has helped advance the College in innumerable ways, and we hope you will continue to support and engage with Carthage as we set a bold vision for the future.
Carthage’s New President: John R. Swallow
On July 1, John Swallow began his tenure as the 23rd president in Carthage’s 170-year history. He brings an entrepreneurial approach and highly relevant experience as a senior administrator, trustee, and faculty member at three other small, private liberal arts institutions.
“I’m thrilled to be arriving at Carthage at a moment of such excitement and momentum,” President Swallow said. “This campaign’s remarkable success expresses the extraordinary confidence of alumni and friends in the College and in the brightness of its future.”
The next year will be filled with special opportunities for members of the Carthage community to meet him. Watch your mail and check the Carthage website for dates and locations.
The Tower: More than a Residence Hall
Construction is now underway on a new 43,000-square-foot residence hall that will house up to 126 students and set aside two floors for versatile common spaces where those across campus can gather. The new hall is on track to welcome its first residents in fall 2018.
Nicknamed “the Tower”, this commanding structure will connect Joseph Johnson and Madrigrano Family residence halls. The eight-story facility will provide much-needed shared lounges, kitchens, and social spaces to each building — while also adding more than 30 four-person residential suites with private bathrooms. Overall, the project will more than triple the square footage set aside for common space in Madrigrano and Johnson halls, as continued growth has forced Carthage to convert many of those buildings’ original lounges to rooms.
In conjunction with the construction of the Tower, Carthage has launched a fundraising initiative allowing members of the community to support this important project in a multitude of ways. We invite you to attend the Sept. 29 groundbreaking ceremony during Homecoming weekend. Please visit the Carthage website for more information about how to participate.
Career Center: Establishing a National Model for Career and Professional Development
Longtime Carthage benefactor Jan Tarble donated $15 million — the largest single gift in the College’s history — to fund career and professional development opportunities that equip graduates to thrive in a rapidly changing workforce.
The next iteration of Carthage’s career services operations will require the participation and continued support of all community members. In the coming year, a presidential task force is charged with setting a vision for this exciting venture in collaboration with a community advisory committee.
The gift from the Tarble Family Foundation will address four main priorities:
- A state-of-the-art facility that engages students, faculty, staff, and employers in meaningful ways
- Enhanced programs designed to promote career readiness and harness the expertise of alumni and parents
- An endowment to provide additional staffing
- An endowment to support experiential learning, including internships and study away