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    Greg Huss

Greg Huss ’90

Title

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Territory

Freshmen from Kenosha County; Milwaukee Metro area outside of Milwaukee County; Minnesota; all students transferring from colleges outside of Illinois

Office

Lentz Hall 430

Phone number

262-551-5701

Email address

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.”

Hobbies:

“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 movie:

Top Gun

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.”

  • Quick Facts

    • Imagine presenting your original research at an international conference — as an undergraduate. Carthage is dedicated to undergraduate research. Learn more about current opportunities.

    • Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about the Carthage core.

    • Carthage was founded in 1847. That’s 168 years of leaders, makers, and go-getters going out and going forth. Read more about Carthage’s rich history.

    • In 2016, Carthage was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    • So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species. Read more about sustainability at Carthage.

    • More than 90 percent of our students receive financial aid, a hefty chunk of which is scholarships and grants — including $1.25 million annually from the Presidential Scholarship Competition and numerous Merit Scholarships. Learn what’s available.

    • Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus. Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.

    • When it comes to critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication, Carthage seniors score in the top 11 percent nationwide among colleges and universities using the Collegiate Learning Assessment. 

    • Carthage is ranked No. 4 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • There are more than 120 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Chemistry Club, to Frisbee and Latin Belly Dancing. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • The Princeton Review selected Carthage for its 2016 “Best in the Midwest” college feature.

    • Carthage awards up to 30 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from 75% tuition up to full tuition, room, and board. Learn more.

    • Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
      Legend has it that Sesquicentennial Plaza holds a perfect echo. Just stand with both your feet on the “1847,” face Straz, and start talking. “You’re the only one who can hear you, but you’ll be crystal clear,” promises English and theatre alumna Mikaley Osley.

    • Our Great Lake provides Carthage students with some amazing views. Think classes on the beach, lake views from the lab, and sunrises from your dorm room. “I love waking up in the morning with the sun shining off the lake. Nothing compares to the view in the morning,” says biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from archaeology to athletic training, neuroscience to music theatre.

    • For seven years running, Carthage students have been selected to conduct research for NASA aboard NASA’s zero-gravity aircraft. If you’re chosen for the Carthage Microgravity Team, you’ll float weightless — and take one giant leap toward a future in engineering, physics, or computer science.

    • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our athletic and recreation center, student union, computer labs, audiovisual production suite, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 10 years. Our new science center caps it off.

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