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Alumni share milestones in their careers and families

2015 Beacon Award winners Second annual ceremony to honor alumni spanning 56 years Adam Dubis ’06

Mikaley Osley ’14 Centennial, Colo. Majors: Theatre, English Mikaley Osley’s stage adaptation of “Day After Night,” a novel by bestselling author Anita Diamant, had its world premiere in October. Her play, which grew out of a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience project at Carthage, helped the College choose the book as its inaugural First Year Read for incoming freshmen.

This year’s Beacon Award recipients are:

London Major: Biology Adam Dubis has played a major role in the use of non-invasive imaging techniques to better understand the structure, function, and development of the human visual system. The findings are making more accurate ophthalmic assessments possible as new therapies are developed to address genetic eye diseases. His work continues at the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS.

Guy Meiss ’58

Katie (Hinterlong) McDonough ’07

Mount Pleasant, Mich. Major: English In November, Central Michigan University inducted Professor Guy Meiss into its Journalism Hall of Fame “for distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the journalism profession.” He taught there from 1978 to 2001 and retired as department chair. Nationally, Prof. Meiss held a variety of leadership roles in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Chicago Majors: Political Science, English In November, Ms. McDonough received a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award for her work as a supervising producer at WGN-TV. She and two colleagues won Emmys in the category of Outstanding Achievement for Non-News Specialty Report/Series for the feature “Angel Over Lower Wacker Drive,” which aired Dec. 27, 2013. See full story on page 40.

President Gregory Woodward and the Carthage Alumni Council will honor six alumni spanning nearly 60 years at the second annual Carthage Beacon Awards reception Saturday, April 25. Classmates, friends, and other alumni are welcome to attend. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Todd Wehr Center and includes reception, dinner, and awards presentation. Cost is $25 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. To register, call 800-551-1518 or 262-551-2137 by April 16.

Michael Warneke ’02 Evansville, Ind. Major: Religion Fields of Dreams Uganda, a nonprofit organization Michael Warneke founded, received a Beyond Sport Global Award in October for its Girls Empowerment Project. Formerly in church ministry, he took a leap of faith in 2012 to provide hope to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda through soccer and education.


Isaac Rothenbaum ’11 New York Majors: Computer Science, Graphic Design Isaac Rothenbaum was recognized in Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” section in the category of enterprise technology in August. Poacht, a mobile application he and a partner created, also was featured in The Wall Street Journal in December. The app converts a user’s LinkedIn page to a digital resume and displays it to potential employers without divulging the user’s name. See full story on page 28.


Beacon See the recipients’ full biographies at


For centuries, beacons have lit the way for humanity. Countless generations have used them to guide ship captains and pilots in their travels and to warn residents of impending danger. Their power exists in their brilliant light — a beam that can pierce the murkiest fog and reach the outermost regions of the land. In that spirit, the Alumni Council created the Carthage Beacon Award to recognize alumni who provide light to their communities. The Carthage Beacon Award honors each recipient for one specific accomplishment, act of service, professional or personal achievement, event, or program. The College is proud to recognize these alumni, whose actions illuminate those around them.

Spring Carthaginian 2015

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