Forever strong, forever Carroll

John Carroll University’s success cannot be attributed to a single academic department, one athletic team’s victory, or one or several distinguished graduates. Rather, the success of the University comes from its many parts working together to create a lasting legacy. Our legacy is realized when faculty members use their research to inspire students to solve the complex problems that exist in today’s world. The Carroll intellectual tradition continues when alumni become generous donors who believe in our mission and invest in the University – supporting initiatives such as undergraduate internships and research that jump-start careers.

Bob Heltzel ’70 is making Carroll stronger in his own way. He is a successful, self-made businessman who also found time to pursue a passion, collecting Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. Bob has generously donated his Lincoln collection – an extraordinary gift that will advance the academic excellence of the institution and benefit students for years to come – to Carroll. This world-class collection gives students and faculty firsthand access to study, discuss, and learn from the artifacts.

Technology is continually changing the way we learn. The research Kathleen Roskos, Ph.D., from our education and allied studies department is working on will make a meaningful difference in the way future educators teach this generation of digital natives. She is using her research on how children read, interact, and learn from e-books to help aspiring teachers engage young minds more effectively. In other words, Kathleen is helping Carroll students become great teachers who will have a ripple effect on society.

The Forever Carroll campaign is another example of the power of many Carroll people coming together to inspire minds and transform lives. The campaign is creating excitement by providing us with the funding to innovate in a number of ways. From launching our new academic core curriculum that ensures our students compete effectively in the 21st century workplace, to the renovation of Murphy Hall, to increasing the scholarship funds needed to attract bright students, the campaign is galvanizing our community and helping us deliver a world-class education. It allows us to live our mission of educating students of integrity who are compelled to serve others more fully.

We are grateful God has blessed us, and we move forward confidently to help build His kingdom for all. Thank you for being part of John Carroll University. Your dedication makes Carroll what it is today, tomorrow, and forever.

Peace and blessings,

Robert L. Niehoff, S.J.

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