University News

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#GivingTuesday Set for Dec. 1

11/3/2020
Join us in participating in #GivingTueday on December 1! This event—held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—connects people all over the world for one common purpose: giving back and paying it forward.

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Split Commencement Eyed for 2021

9/17/2020
Carroll University Provost Dr. Mark Blegen has announced plans to split the traditional spring commencement ceremony over two days in May, 2021.

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Renovated Education Hall Dedicated

9/16/2020
Carroll University officials and supporters gathered Sept. 16 to officially reopen the newly renovated Education Hall, which is now home to the university’s new School of Education and Human Services.

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Carroll University zooms up U.S. News & World Report ranking list

9/15/2020
Year after year, Carroll University appears on numerous lists of the best colleges and universities in the country. For U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 annual college rankings, Carroll University advanced 16 spaces to No. 28 in Best Value Schools, and shot up 27 spaces to #39 on Best Regional Universities Midwest.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

8/19/2020
On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law— prohibiting the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. The 19th Amendment was the result of a lengthy suffrage movement in the U.S., spearheaded by women such as Theodora Youmans, an 1885 Carroll graduate.

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Welcome Back, Students!

8/3/2020
Welcome back, Pioneers. Although we’ll continue to get new information that will define our year, we’re in this together so we can compete in sporting events, be involved in student organizations, walk across the stage, live on campus, see our beloved Gert, and hang out with one another. We’re still Carroll, we’re still Pioneers, we’ll continue to excel.

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CCIW Votes to Postpone Fall 2020 Athletic Competitions

7/27/2020
Carroll University Pioneer Athletics, in accordance with the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin's (CCIW) ruling, will postpone fall athletic competitions effective immediately. This ruling is in effect for all nine fall sports programs, including football, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, women's tennis and volleyball.

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School of Business Accepted into Premier Global Business Management Organization

7/16/2020
The Carroll University School of Business has been granted membership by the EFMD, a globally recognized membership organization and accrediting body for business schools, business school programs and corporate universities. Carroll’s School of Business is the only institution of higher learning in Wisconsin to earn this distinction.

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Contact Tracing Training Program Launched

7/15/2020
Carroll University and Waukesha County have announced a partnership that will enhance efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 through a new contact investigator training badge program. The program, administered by Carroll University, will significantly increase the number of active contact investigators in Waukesha County and allow county staff who have been aiding in contact tracing return to normal duties.

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Physician Assistant Studies Graduates Have 100% First-Time Pass Rate on PANCE Exam

7/10/2020
All 20 graduating students in Carroll University’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program recently passed their Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) resulting in a 100% first-time pass rate for the program. Passing the exam is required before a physician assistant can obtain a license to practice

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Carroll participates in historic transfer agreement

7/9/2020
Students seeking to transfer credits from any of Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges to Carroll University will have a much easier time in the future thanks to a historic, comprehensive agreement. Carroll is one of the private, nonprofit colleges and universities participating in the WAICU-WTCS Course Credit Transfer Agreement.

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A Statement Regarding International Students

7/8/2020
Carroll University is working diligently to interpret how the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) guidance, which was released this week, will affect our international student community,

Carroll, HPGM offer scholarship to bilingual nursing students

7/1/2020
Carroll University and the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM) are collaborating on a matching scholarship for the university’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program offered at the United Community Center in Milwaukee.

Brown, Shackelford Manuscript Honored as Paper of the Year

6/30/2020
A manuscript by Carroll professors Jessica M. Brown, Ph.D., and Daniel Shackelford, Ph.D., has been recognized as Paper of the Year by the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). “Evaluation of an Exercise-Based Phase Program as Part of a Standard Care Model for Cancer Survivors,” was published in 2019.

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New Online MBA Program Offered

6/23/2020
Students now can experience that same quality MBA education, completely online, with the same superior faculty and small classes that are a hallmark of the Carroll experience. With classes starting every eight weeks, the online program offers maximum flexibility, letting students begin their studies and continue their education at their own pace.

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Honoring Juneteenth

6/19/2020
While there is much work to be done, the Carroll University community takes time today, Juneteenth, to listen and celebrate the contributions of our Black family, friends, students, brothers and sisters. We stand in solidarity with pride and love.

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President Gnadinger Honored as a 2020 Woman of Influence

6/10/2020
Carroll University President Cindy Gnadinger has been named one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2020 Women of Influence winners. The list includes prominent business and community leaders from throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

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An Open Letter From President Gnadinger

6/1/2020
We are saddened and angered by George Floyd’s senseless and violent death after being detained by Minneapolis police. Mr. Floyd’s murder is another heartbreaking and demoralizing example of how systemic racism and violence shatter lives in our nation. Such racism and violence are unacceptable.

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Launch Your Career in Milwaukee, Says LinkedIn

5/26/2020
A recent analysis by LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team spotlighted Milwaukee, Wisconsin for being especially well-suited for new grads—and anyone else looking to kick-start their career.

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Carroll, Holy Family sign agreement

5/12/2020
Carroll University and Holy Family College have signed an articulation agreement that will allow Holy Family students to attend Carroll after the Manitowoc college closes Aug. 29.

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Planning a Virtual Commencement

5/4/2020
When Carroll moved the rest of the spring semester online and announced a virtual commencement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kendra Zimdars' job changed.

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Dr. Kretchmar Receives Richason Faculty Award

4/30/2020
Dr. Kerry Kretchmar, associate professor of education, is being honored with the Benjamin F. Richason Jr. Faculty Award. This is a memorial award established in honor of Professor Ben Richason and requires recipients to demonstrate excellence in teaching, research and educational innovation.

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Imes Receives Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

4/30/2020
Michael Imes has been named the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. The award recognizes part-time faculty members who have demonstrated a high level of effectiveness as an instructor in Carroll arts and sciences courses.

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Carroll Is Now 'Test-Optional'

4/29/2020
Carroll University is joining many other colleges and universities in announcing a temporary change to its admission application process.

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Free Clinic Now Open in Waukesha

4/17/2020
St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic has moved to a new home and will soon have a new name: The Waukesha Free Clinic at Carroll University.

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Milwaukee Named Third Best City for New College Grads

4/14/2020
SmartAsset recently named Milwaukee the third best city for new college graduates. To assemble their list, SmartAsset analyzed data for the 115 largest U.S. cities, looking specifically at 10 metrics across three categories: jobs, affordability and fun.

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Stay Up to Date on Coronavirus Information

2/28/2020
The health and well-being of Carroll University’s faculty, staff and students is our top priority. That is why we want to provide our community with information that can keep them healthy and informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Carroll Ranked Seventh in Graphic Design

2/26/2020
Carroll University has been ranked seventh on a list of the 25 top schools offering bachelor's degrees in graphic design, according to GradReports’ 2020 Best Colleges list.

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Carroll Contributes $340 Million to State Economy

2/17/2020
Carroll University creates a significant positive impact on the State of Wisconsin business community and generates a return on investment to its major stakeholder groups—students, taxpayers and society.

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Esports Coming in Fall 2020

1/23/2020
Carroll University will offer both recreational and competitive esports opportunities in its new dedicated gaming facility, the Carroll Esports Center, opening in Fall 2020.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion support expands presence

1/17/2020
A new department at Carroll will coordinate the university’s efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus and foster meaningful interactions between people of diverse cultures, social identities, perspective and experiences.

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Schulist Named Athletic Director

12/22/2019
Following a productive four-month stint as interim athletic director, Michael Schulist was named Carroll's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics on Dec. 16, 2019.

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2019: Carroll’s Year in Review

12/20/2019
It was a big news year for Carroll University in 2019, with stories ranging from the launch of Pioneer Driven, our new strategic plan, to greeting our second-largest incoming class ever, consisting of 793 students. Learn what other stories stood out in 2019.

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2018-2019 Honor Roll of Thanks Released

12/11/2019
This Honor Roll gratefully recognizes those who invested in Carroll University with their time, talent or treasure between our fiscal year 2018–2019, beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.

Chief Technology Officer Named

12/10/2019
Carroll University has named Mohammad Samarah, Ph.D., as its chief technology officer. Samarah, who has almost three decades of experience, will begin his role Jan. 6.

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Carter '79 Honored with Public Service Award

11/18/2019
Dorval R. Carter Jr. ‘79, chair of the Carroll board of trustees and president of the Chicago Transit Authority, has been named 2019 Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award honoree by The Civic Federation.

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Spindt named PA of the Year

11/13/2019
The Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA) named A. Miranda Spindt, Carroll University clinical assistant professor and clinical coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies, its PA of the Year at the 2019 Great Midwestern Medical Conference in October.

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Celebrate Veterans Day 2019

11/7/2019
In celebration of Veterans Day, Carroll will be hosting several events and activities across campus.

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Business Students Bolstered by Yersin Scholarships

11/1/2019
In early 2019, Carroll University received $5.5 million from the estate of alumnus Bill Yersin '63. The gift established two new scholarships, supports an existing scholarship and created an endowed faculty position.

Carroll Has Second-Largest Class in History

11/1/2019
This year’s incoming class of 793 first-year students is the second-largest in Carroll’s history. It also boasts the largest nursing class ever—170 students.

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Philanthropist, Longtime Board Member P.E. MacAllister Dies

10/24/2019
We are saddened to report that Pershing Edwin (P.E.) MacAllister, whose insight, generosity and hard work created a remarkable legacy at Carroll University, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at age 101.

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The Art of Giving

10/23/2019
The Waukesha Freeman features the Carroll Therapeutic Abilities Clinic which helps clients with disabilities free of charge.

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Operation Chemo Comfort

10/2/2019
Alumna Kelsey Lexow ’04 strives to make a difference in cancer patients’ lives.

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Arts Leader Honored

10/2/2019
Alumni and local arts leader Geroge Tzougros '83 was recently awarded a Michael Newton Award from Americans for the Arts.

Curt Culver to Speak at Carroll University

8/29/2019
Curt Culver, non-executive chairman of MGIC Investment Corporation, will speak at Carroll University’s Executive in Residence Series 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Stackner Ballroom.   His career spans more than 40 years in the private mortgage insurance industry, including 33 years at MGIC. In addition, he serves on the boards of several companies, including Culver’s Franchising Systems. He will discuss the importance of happiness and balance in life while sharing leadership lessons learned at MGIC and Culver’s restaurants.   Individuals are asked to RSVP to Kelly Sykes.

Dr. Bettina Love to Appear at Carroll Sept. 25

8/29/2019
Dr. Bettina Love, an associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia, will speak from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Shattuck Auditorium. Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, Dr. Love will discuss a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists, based on her book “We Want to do More Than Survive.” Her research, teaching, and service focus on understanding, contextualizing, and deconstructing the formal and informal educational experiences of marginalized youth. Her work is informed by critical pedagogy, critical race theory and black feminism with an aim to create innovative pedagogical practices through the use of non-traditional educational curricula (e.g., hip hop-based education, critical media literacy, hip hop feminism and popular culture).

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Student earns Gilman study-abroad scholarship

7/24/2019
Jasmin Palacios, a Carroll student double-majoring in nursing and Spanish, has been chosen as one of nearly 1,000 American undergraduate students nationwide to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

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Dr. Suchomel Wins NSCA Recognition

7/16/2019
Dr. Timothy Suchomel has been selected as the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) State and Provincial Director of the Year for 2019.

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Molina earns FBLA national honor

7/16/2019
Danica Molina, a 2019 graduate who won two first-place awards in the Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda competition, recently snagged second place in desktop publishing in the national contest.

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Hastad Hall Wins People’s Choice Award

6/6/2019
The people have spoken. Hastad Hall has won a People’s Choice award from the U.S. Green Building Council Wisconsin. Votes were cast on Facebook and during an event held by the USGBCW June 6.

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Hastad Hall wins award of excellence

5/28/2019
Carroll University‘s Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall won a U.S. Green Building Council Wisconsin Award of Excellence in the “Innovative Design, New Construction” category.

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Carroll Sophomore Earns Place in National Choir

5/3/2019
Carroll Sophomore Analiesa Harbach received the chance of a lifetime when she took part in the National Women’s Honor Choir during the American Choral Director Association’s (ACDA) conference last March in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Hofkamp wins award for teaching excellence

4/8/2019
Kimberly Hofkamp, assistant professor of education, is the recipient of the Norman and Louise Allhiser Award for Teaching Excellence, which recognizes exceptional instruction.

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Professor's book honored

10/26/2018
A book by a Carroll University professor has been recognized for excellence by the Society for Buddhist Christian studies.

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