Tom Applegarth joined the Carthage Communications Office in August 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater and his master’s degree in advertising and public relations from Marquette University. Before coming to Carthage, he worked with the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Tom resides lives in Caledonia, Wis., with his wife, Robyn; dog, Putty; and cat, Ricki.
- M.A. — Marquette University
- B.A. — University of Wisconsin — Whitewater
Main responsibilities at Carthage
Helps create and curate content for Carthage webpages.
Manages and monitors the College’s social media accounts.
Assists the campus community with social media guidelines and guidelines.
Edits submissions to The Bridge and assist in updating the online calendar.
Writes stories about Carthage students, faculty, alumni and events for publication on the Carthage website.
Favorite thing about working at Carthage
“I love coming to work every day at a place where the be-all and end-all purpose isn’t making money. I’m the first person in my family to ever pursue education past high school and I’ve seen first-hand the impact it can have. Education transforms, and Carthage is a special place to undergo that transformation. It also doesn’t hurt seeing this every day.”
“My wife and I are huge supporters of efforts to find homes for homeless pets. Both of our pets are rescues and life wouldn’t be the same without them. It’s something we both feel very passionately about and we volunteer when we our schedules allow it. I’m also an avid gamer. A lot of people say that video games are something that you’re supposed to grow out of, but the passion has only gotten stronger as I’ve gotten older and as the medium has matured alongside me. Lastly, I’m a huge fan (and technically owner, yes I paid for a meaningless piece of paper) of the Green Bay Packers.”