Greg graduated from Carthage in 1990 with a degree in marketing. He is married with four children, one of whom is a Carthage student.
Life before Carthage:
Greg worked for 18 years in management at a corporation based in Northbrook, Illinois. He returned to Carthage in 2009 as a Director of Development. In that position, he traveled the country to meet with alumni and friends of Carthage who wanted to make a difference in students’ lives through various avenues of financial support. Greg joined the Admissions Office in 2014.
Best college search tip:
“I have two: 1. Don’t overthink it! Choose the two or three campuses that you will feel most comfortable on for four years (or five years at some schools). Your gut will tell you if you like the campus within minutes of arriving.
“2. Evaluate which of those two or three schools offers you the best opportunities to succeed in life. Look for a school where professors are from top graduate programs, where you will personally know your professors, where you can get hands-on experiences and become a well-rounded person — and where the location will open doors for you within an hour of campus. These are all things that will determine your long-term success in life.
“OK, I admit that last part about location is a hint that Carthage is a great value!”
What do you learn from interacting with Carthage students?
“When I interact with Carthage students, I learn that their generation will do great things in this world. The experiences that our students gain in J-Term, internships, outside-the-classroom opportunities, and service organizations are unmatched on the local and global levels. It is very exciting to imagine how their actions will impact our world!”
What do you value most about working at Carthage?
“This is an easy question. I can answer this as a parent of a Carthage student, as well as an employee. I value our students and the excitement of seeing what they can become in life. Our students are the reason that we all get out of bed every morning and come to campus. Student success is our top priority. I also value the personal instruction that students receive and the incredibly unique opportunities that are available no matter their field of study. There are as many learning opportunities outside of the classroom as in the classroom.”
“Team sports, golf, and photography. I love ‘lacing ‘em up’ and competing on the hardwood weekly. I enjoy Broadway musicals, too.”
Favorite Carthage tradition?
“Homecoming, hands-down. It’s hard to beat Homecoming with friends, football, and food.”
Favorite TV show:
“ESPN SportsCenter. I try to catch the highlights at day’s end.”
Favorite sports teams:
The Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers
What would people be surprised to know about you?
“My wife and I were married in Carthage’s A. F. Siebert Chapel. My slip-on dress shoes fell off when I knelt at the altar. She kept me anyway … whew!”
What can you recommend while visiting Kenosha?
“Dinner at Mangia (the owner is President Obama’s favorite chef); pizza at Villa D’Carlo and Kaisers; the walking/bike paths along Lake Michigan and Petrifying Springs Park (especially in the fall colors); Kenosha Kingfish baseball in summer; HarborMarket on Saturday mornings.”