Shellene (Henkelmann) Rodriguez ?91

    Shellene (Henkelmann) Rodriguez

    Class Year: ’91

    Majors: Chemistry

    Current Hometown: Arlington Heights, Illinois


    Director of Quality at Regis Technologies, Inc.

    “I’ve enjoyed learning and expanding my knowledge in the pharmaceutical industry. I always seem to be learning new things.”

    Yana Astter ?21

    Yana Astter

    Class Year: 2021

    Majors: Chemistry and Biology

    Current Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan


    Medical Student at the University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program

    “Carthage gave me a strong education, incredible research opportunities, and a strong, supportive network that made me a competitive applicant for post-baccalaureate fellowships and medical school.”

    Ayo Nelson Fury ?22

    Ayo Nelson Fury

    Class Year: ’22

    Majors: Chemistry

    Current Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark


    Graduate Student at the Technical University of Denmark

    “Both the chemistry and German programs have taught me how to think deeply about a topic and find its relevancy in the world around us, which is extremely useful and needed in an ever-globalizing society.”

    Brandon Helms ?04

    Brandon Helms

    Class Year: ’04

    Majors: Chemistry

    Current Hometown: Detroit, Michigan


    Partner at AddyHart P.C.

    “My chemistry major was instrumental in me becoming a patent litigator and being able to understand various forms of technology, from pharmaceuticals to semiconductors to software.”

    David Kreutz ?88, M.Ed. ?95

    Dr. David Kreutz

    Class Year: ’88, M.Ed. ’95, Ed.D ’19

    Majors: Biology and chemistry

    Current Hometown: Libertyville, Ill.


    Anatomy/Physiology Teacher at Libertyville High School

    “I enjoyed the opportunity to show students how to learn by doing. I teach real, usable hands-on lessons since I believe involving students is the key to learning.”

    Jack Racanelli ?23

    Jack Racanelli

    Class Year: ’23

    Majors: Chemistry

    Current Hometown: Alton, Illinois


    Dental Student at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

    “All of the faculty in the Chemistry Department were essential in getting me to where I am today. They showed their care for me both in and out of the classroom and provided so much guidance when it came to getting prepared for dental school.”

    Michael Regotti ?19

    Michael Regotti

    Class Year: ’19

    Majors: Chemistry and Physics

    Current Hometown: Lockport, Illinois


    Graduate Student at the University of Oregon

    “The small class sizes and general education requirements really helped prepare my lab skills, learning skills, and, most importantly, my writing skills.” 

    Alyssa Wall

    Alyssa Wall

    Class Year: ’16

    Majors: Chemistry and Japanese

    Current Hometown: Kenosha, Wis.


    Chief Chemist at Racine Industries, Inc.

    “The practical laboratory instruction I received from Carthage is top-notch. My employers have been impressed by my safety habits, proper documentation skills, and experiment design skills.”