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Alumni share milestones in their careers and families

John Hollingsworth – Harvard,

major roles in athletic fundraising and promotion, he was a color analyst for broadcasts of football, basketball, and baseball games.


Ken Bates – Markesan, Wisconsin, James Rife ’55 and Barbara (Hamm) Rife ’52 – Jefferson, Indiana, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Aug. 15. The couple met on the Illinois campus.


is retiring after 43 years in education. He was busy in May, earning a Ph.D. in Educational leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and presenting at the first International Baccalaureate Organization Research Symposium in Kent, Ohio.


The Rev. Daniel Gard – Biloxi, Mississippi, has retired as rear admiral and deputy chief of chaplains for reserve matters in the U.S. Navy. He continues in his other role as president of Concordia University Chicago.

Wendell Olson – Henderson, Nevada, provided an update on “another great gathering” of the Carthage Old Timers — this time in Shelbyville, Illinois. The tradition began in 1993, and Wendell noted that 10 of the remaining 12 friends attended this year. They shared memories and pictures from the old campus and played plenty of golf.


Ken Bartels – Elmhurst, Illinois, became a special recognition inductee to the Bluejay Backer Hall of Fame after serving as a senior administrator at Elmhurst College from 1981 to 2009. Besides playing


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Deborah (Kusch) Morales – Sun City West, Arizona, and her husband, Ken, became grandparents for the second time on June 2. Their grandson, Lucas Christian Steck, weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. He joins 2-year-old sister Elizabeth.

Scott Needham – Madison, Wisconsin, became chair of the state’s Committee of Chief Judges on Aug. 1. Fellow chief judges from across Wisconsin selected Judge Needham for the post. He was first elected to the St. Croix County Circuit Court bench in 1994, and in 2010 the Wisconsin chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates named him Judge of the Year.


Charlie Flannigan – Dexter, Missouri, and his wife, Jana, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Oct. 25. Charlie is a financial adviser and partner with Edward Jones. They have three adult children ranging from 21 to 42.

Illinois, gave a presentation at the Illinois Principals Association’s Education Leaders Summer Conference on June 9-10 in Lisle, Illinois. An assistant principal at Harvard High School, he spoke on the topic “1:1 High School Implementation: How to Plan Parent Meetings and Coordinate a Successful Distribution Process.”


Jeff Hogan – Milwaukee, has retired from Milwaukee Public Schools after 34 years as a physical education/health teacher and baseball coach at Alexander Hamilton High School. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014 and holds the school record for victories.

Seven members of the classes of 1981 and ’82 gathered at Carthage July 15-17 to enjoy time together and the beauty of the campus. Alumni Tom Hemling, John Nelson, Steve Riedel, Kaye Eide, Ramona Fullmer, Brenda Angle, and Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer shared memories and made new ones. They left impressed by the “substantial investments” in the Science Center, Hedberg Library, Campbell Student Union, athletics facilities, and student housing.

Winter Carthaginian 2017

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Winter2017 carthaginian  

The winter 2017 edition of the Carthage College alumni magazine.

Winter2017 carthaginian  

The winter 2017 edition of the Carthage College alumni magazine.