Ben is a director of admissions and financial aid at Carthage, and a 1997 graduate. He grew up in Menasha, Wis., graduating from Menasha High School in 1993. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Carthage. He’s currently living in East Troy, Wis., with his wife, Heather — a fellow ’97 Carthage grad — and their daughter Chloe.
Life before Carthage:
“I worked for Aramark Uniform Services for 11 years before finally coming back to Carthage in 2008.”
Best college search tip:
“Don’t just visit one school, even if you think you’re in love with that school. Go and visit multiple schools and see what you like and don’t like about the different schools. You’ll only know what school is for you when you have a good comparison.”
What do you learn from interacting with Carthage students?
“I’m amazed by how motivated and driven to succeed students are.”
What do you value most about working at Carthage?
“It’s rewarding to interact with families and help them navigate the college search and financial aid process. It’s not always an easy thing to do, especially if you haven’t gone through it before.”
“I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, coaching youth baseball, and watching almost all sports, especially baseball.”
Favorite Carthage tradition?
“Freshman Move-in Day, because it’s the start of a new chapter in so many people’s lives — for students and parents.”
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What would people be surprised to know about you?
“I was a four-year letter-winner on the baseball team at Carthage from 1994 to 1997.”
What can you recommend while visiting Kenosha?
“The marina area with all the park space and access to all of the museums is an area I would recommend visiting. It’s a great part of town to relax and explore at the same time.”