Kelly is a director of admissions and financial aid at Carthage. Kelly is a 2009 graduate of Carthage with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and broad field social science.
Life before Carthage:
“I worked as an account manager for a large commercial landscape and snow removal company before joining the Carthage admissions team. I also own a professional photography company based in Kenosha.”
“I like public speaking and meeting new people. I enjoy learning about all the new developments in each department here at Carthage. There is always something new and exciting going on!”
Best college search tip:
“Visit the schools you are interested in most. Make sure you see everything you want to see, and ask all the questions that are in your mind. Don’t hesitate to sit in on a class or talk to a professor in the major you are interested in. This is a big investment and important choice. Own it!”
What do you learn from interacting with Carthage students?
“Students at Carthage are immersed in all the opportunities that are offered here. I hear of so many who are involved in great clubs and committees, and others who attend awesome J-Term and study abroad trips! Carthage students truly take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities in front of them.”
What do you value most about working at Carthage?
“The faculty and staff are dedicated to their students, and I really enjoy being a part of the positive interaction between students and staff.”
“I spend a lot of my free time behind a camera working at my photography company, L&L Photography LLC. Besides photography, I like running and biking and spending time at my cabin in northern Michigan.”
Favorite Carthage tradition?
“Homecoming is my absolute favorite. I loved it as a student and I really enjoy coming back every year as an alum.”
Favorite TV show:
“The X-Files, It’s Always Sunny, Lost, Law & Order (all of them!), HGTV anything, and Seinfeld.”
“I’m not afraid to say it … Star Wars! Especially episodes 4-6.”
Favorite sports teams:
Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawks.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
“Most are surprised that I like the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs, but I was raised like that, I swear!”
What can you recommend while visiting Kenosha?
“I would recommend going to the downtown area and spending time in Common Grounds, Villa D’ Carlo, Boathouse, and Marina Gardens, and strolling the lakeside path. I would highly recommend visiting Tenuta’s Delicatessen on 52nd Street to grab a sandwich, cannoli, and walk around the aisles. You will never see a more unique Italian grocery store!”